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    Made good progress on getting the vent in place this weekend. I found a 8"x12" ceramic liner in the area which will sit atop the base pictured below in a sleve yet to be built. The vent opening stretches the entire width of the arch and needed to be reduced to the size of the liner, otherwise I could have done with a whole lot less cuts.

    Jim
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    Hi Jim,

    A suggestion, why not post the pictures of your cuts in the photo gallery, too. They show the cuts you made so well. I'm sure future oven builders will be interested to see them, and its sometimes easier to find things in the gallery that burried in among the threads here...

    Frances
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    • #3
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      Beautiful vent, Jim. I absolutely love the detail of your entry and arch.
      Ken H. - Kentucky
      42" Pompeii

      Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

      Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
      Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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      • #4
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        Beautiful flared opening. I wish I would have thought of that!
        Wade Lively

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        • #5
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          Thanks folk!
          And I will get the photos posted in the photo gallery this evening.

          Jim

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          • #6
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            Yes,

            Very nice indeed.

            Good work!
            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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            • #7
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              We're all 100% agreed. Fabulous work!
              GJBingham
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              Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

              -

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              • #8
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                Thanks all, as important as your guidance, the support keeps me going though these cold Wisconsin nights!

                Jim

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                • #9
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                  Just saw the vent and it's unanimous! If that's not the best of the month, I can't wait to see what is. That looks really nice, Jim. Very clean and neat.

                  dusty

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                  • #10
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                    Another thing I want to copy, SORRY, but there is so many insperations on this forum. But I'm getting way ahead of myself, tomorrow I'm putting the stand up - hopefully it's not raining. I'm wondering how much room from the 42" circle to build out the floor? 12"
                    RCLake

                    "It's time to go Vertical"
                    Oven Thread

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                    • #11
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                      "This forum automatically moves one from a 'serf' to a 'peasant'. That's
                      I'm not sure I want to get to the next level, that mixing concrete is no fun.
                      RCLake

                      "It's time to go Vertical"
                      Oven Thread

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                      • #12
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                        Only in english is "peasant" derogatory. It comes from the French paysan(ne), or someone from the countryside. What we know as a farmer. The US press is fond of calling our local country people "farmers" and those in other countries "peasants". If a reporter were to write that the US political process is held hostage to the interests of the peasantry, he'd be linched.
                        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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                        • #13
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                          This link will take you to drawings for the arch, the floor space from back of arch to front of oven is 14.5", because the back of the arch was trimmed to conform to the dome curve and the front of the floor extends one inche beyond the arch. The 11.5" illustrated is from the front of where the door will be to the front of the arch.

                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/atta...alled-arch.jpg

                          Happy building!

                          Jim




                          Originally posted by RCLake View Post
                          Another thing I want to copy, SORRY, but there is so many insperations on this forum. But I'm getting way ahead of myself, tomorrow I'm putting the stand up - hopefully it's not raining. I'm wondering how much room from the 42" circle to build out the floor? 12"

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                          • #14
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                            Jim

                            Your arch drawing looks lovely.

                            I would just comment, that you may want to consider an alteration. The arch will be stronger if the bricks are cut to taper and the mortar joints kept to a minimum. The idea being that it will be freestanding on it own, even if the mortar fails.
                            Wade Lively

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                              Originally posted by wlively View Post
                              The arch will be stronger if the bricks are cut to taper and the mortar joints kept to a minimum.
                              This is a very good idea. I'm learning the hard way.
                              Ken H. - Kentucky
                              42" Pompeii

                              Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

                              Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
                              Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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