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Waterproofing the vermiculite slab

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  • Waterproofing the vermiculite slab

    Hi folks,

    The dome is complete and enclosed with backer board. I am hoping to get the outer facade done before the North Idaho winter hits. However, I won't get the counter-tops done before the snow falls. So this leads to a question regarding the vermiculite slab.

    The vermiculite slab extends beyond the base of the dome and as such, wicks water into the floor of the oven. Once I get a counter top on, this will be fine. Is there a temporary way of waterproofing this so as to keep it a bit drier (that can later be covered with thinset?).

    Thanks for all your assistance through this project. I have not laid bricks in 35 years and - without this forum - I don't think I would have tried this! For anyone interested in the project, my better half has been documenting the project stages on Google's Picasa.

    Good Roads

    Harpist
    Last edited by Harpist; 09-11-2010, 09:37 AM.
    The pizza oven project can be seen in detail here!

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    Re: Waterproofing the vermiculite slab

    "The vermiculite slab extends beyond the base of the dome and as such,"

    Tarp it over. Any thinset or render will crack at the juncture anyway.

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