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  • Placing bricks over the opening

    We are doing a standard square opening with angle iron and then putting the decorative arch in front of it. My question to you lovely builders is how did you all decide how to cut your bricks to form the 1st course that goes all the way around the oven? By that I mean first course that did not stop 18" apart.

    Thanks!

    We just put in the 7th out of 10 courses today. The Chimney and insulation blanket arrive Monday. We're so close to the keystone I can taste the pizza!

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    Re: Placing bricks over the opening

    I was puzzled by that part, too. Specially since everyone seems to be doing round arches these days.

    Go to the photo gallery and do a search for my photos (there aren't that many) - once I'd figured out how to do the angle iron bit I tried to take some helpful shots for future builders. Check out the ones by gjbingham, too.

    Helpful?
    "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
      Re: Placing bricks over the opening

      Frances,

      Thank you for taking the picture. You took the smart route by cutting the lintle bricks, while I will have to do the labor intesive path of cutting the course bricks. I wish I'd thought of that... Thank you though, it gives me some great ideas.

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      • #4
        Re: Placing bricks over the opening

        OK - We did it this way (I'll post pictures soon): we made 2 45 degree cuts on either side of the center to remove a right angle piece. The half brick with the missing piece was then was placed on the lintle. This brought the bricks down to the proper height.

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        • #5
          Re: Placing bricks over the opening

          Um... I lost you after the "I'll post pictures soon" bit - so please do...
          "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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          • #6
            Re: Placing bricks over the opening

            Frances, I posted them last night, just check out the newest ones. I'd love to hear your thoughts on our method!

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            • #7
              Re: Placing bricks over the opening

              Originally posted by amber View Post
              Frances, I posted them last night, just check out the newest ones. I'd love to hear your thoughts on our method!
              Hi Amber,

              Where did you post the pictures?

              Thanks,
              Bill,

              Check out my build http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/b...egin-5443.html

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              • #8
                Re: Placing bricks over the opening

                Bill, they're in "dome and floor pictures" and right now they're on the first page.

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                • #9
                  Re: Placing bricks over the opening

                  Originally posted by amber View Post
                  Frances, I posted them last night, just check out the newest ones. I'd love to hear your thoughts on our method!
                  Sorry, I missed this one. It looks like a very good solution, should hold up beautifully.
                  "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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                  • #10
                    Re: Placing bricks over the opening

                    So far so good. We're on to the decorative arch now. Very exciting!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Placing bricks over the opening

                      Wow! I just saw the pic of your finished dome!!! Way to go!!!

                      Christo
                      My oven progress -
                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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                      • #12
                        Re: Placing bricks over the opening

                        Thanks! We were really excited. Broke out the champagne and everything. We got all the bricks cut for the arch today so next weekend we'll start on that and the chimney. New Year's Pizza for us!

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