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  • dusty dome is 4" tall

    Well... I'm off and running. Finally started building my oven. I ended up ordering refmix from our beloved FB on Monday. Took off of work a bit early that day, went home, and started laying out the soldier course. One thing led to another, and I ended up cutting a wedge off of every-other soldier brick. This so to cut in half the number of motar wedges I would have to make (and cut in half the amount of motar that I would use). My Refmix was on the porch the next day - yesterday! I started yesterday by glueing (with the sticky mortar) each wedge shaped soldier to the half brick soldier with a minimum of refmix - maybe 1/16". First photo.
    So, today, I had to set 22 big fat bricks instead of 44 skinny bricks. Twice as fast to level and set. These pics are at the half way point today. I ended up completeing the first course about 4:30. In the photos, you can see that I had a wedged shaped joint at every-other brick.
    I suppose I'm rambling, but the first four inches are done! Woo Hooo!

    dusty

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    Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

    Outstanding work! Clever idea, cutting ever other brick. You're really off and running now.
    Ken H. - Kentucky
    42" Pompeii

    Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

    Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
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    • #3
      Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

      Oh man...this is gonna be a great oven and a really good thread. Thanks for posting. I like your innovative ideas with the bricks. Logic tells me the less mortar you use the better the build... I cant wait to see how this all turns out.
      Steve Kennemer
      Austin, TX

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      • #4
        Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

        Thanks Steve. And yea, I am thinking the less motar, the beter it may hold heat- but I'm not sure. What I DO know is that at $90 for 45lbs. delivered, I want to make this stuff go as far as possible!

        dusty

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        • #5
          Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

          Hey Dusty.

          I agree with Kemo and Ken.
          Good idea.

          But I was wondering about the piece you are cutting off....
          Could it be placed in the larger gap?
          Just a thought.

          My oven has some pretty good sized cracks... I used lots of mortar. So I thought this idea might help ya some. And save mortar for you.

          Keep up the good work, and the great picture posts.

          It's fun to watch.
          My thread:
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
          My costs:
          http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
          My pics:
          http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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          • #6
            Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

            Another oven takes flight. Congratulations.

            Still, I have a question -- how do you cook pizza in a 4" high oven. :-)

            Dave, I have given into the dark side -- embrace your cracks.

            James
            Pizza Ovens
            Outdoor Fireplaces

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            • #7
              Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

              That was my idea Dave. I tried. But by the time I put even a tiny bit of motar on each side of it, the gap was to big between the big fat bricks. So then I tried to just tap them into the wet mortar after I set the bricks. It would only go part way, then start to move the brick I had just set. In the attatched pic you can see a stack of them on the piece of slate. I was going for it.

              James, since when do you make 5" tall pizzas?

              dusty

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              • #8
                Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

                LOL.

                Chicago Deep Dish?

                James
                Pizza Ovens
                Outdoor Fireplaces

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                • #9
                  Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

                  Dusty - I think you missed James' humor. Your thread is "dusty dome is 4 inches tall". I think you meant 4 feet tall. But if I am incorrect, I have to go with James, how do you cook a pizza in a 4 inch oven I think it may be ideal for a bread stick.

                  Les...
                  Check out my pictures here:
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

                  If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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                  • #10
                    Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

                    Originally posted by james View Post
                    Another oven takes flight. Congratulations.

                    Still, I have a question -- how do you cook pizza in a 4" high oven. :-)

                    Dave, I have given into the dark side -- embrace your cracks.

                    James

                    Yes...
                    I must embrace and fill! They do add character....

                    Hopefully... the insulation this week..
                    My thread:
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                    My costs:
                    http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                    My pics:
                    http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                    • #11
                      Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

                      dusty dome 4" tall -- so far! Just started. Mat be 6 1/2" tall by today and so on...

                      dusty

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                      • #12
                        Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

                        Ahh... I get your point. It's all uphill from there.

                        Les...
                        Check out my pictures here:
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

                        If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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                        • #13
                          Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

                          Worked all day out there today and got half way done with the forth course. Lots of cuts but everything going smooth. I start each course by cutting every brick and numbering them - seems to take about an hour. Then I set them and cut the next row.
                          Seems bigger in there to me now!?

                          dusty

                          Used the cut-off wedges this time between the second and third course.

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                          • #14
                            Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

                            Your 6 inch dome is looking really good Dusty.

                            The higher you get the quicker it goes.... except for the dome to opening transition.

                            Take your time and enjoy the ride. It may be the only oven you will ever get to build.

                            Have fun.

                            Dave

                            BTW - Keep posting. I am living vicariously at this point.
                            My thread:
                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                            My costs:
                            http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                            My pics:
                            http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                              Re: dusty dome is 4" tall

                              BTW - Keep posting. I am living vicariously at this point.[/QUOTE]

                              I will as long as you keep showing those pizzas and shroom hor de vours. That's what keeps me going.
                              I love your "badWFO, but I think I like "bad WOFO even better!

                              dusty

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