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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena

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  • Fancy String Alignment System

    I went the no frills route when I discovered I needed something to help keep my dome in the round while building. Here's my patent pending, low-tech, String Alignment System (SAS).


    It's nothing more than an eye screw in a piece of wood at the exact center of the oven floor. The picture shows the eye screw in a dowel. I've since removed the dowel. Works better with the eye screw down low.

    The string is mason's string (Home stores). Mason's string doesn't stretch (very important!)

    Here are the fabulous things that you can do with a SAS:

    1. Determine the angle for cutting your bricks (if you are using cut-to-fit bricks).


    2. Use the string for assuring the oven walls stay round during construction. On your first brick, tie a knot in the string at exactly the point where the inner edge of the brick should sit. As you lay each brick in the course, pull the string snug and place it over the brick to check the position.


    In this picture, I'm checking alignment of the first brick with my foam board profile and assuring the knot is in the right place.

    Tie a new knot for each new course.


    SAS is not sold in stores or anywhere else! Order now, and you'll get two, that's right, TWO SAS systems for the price of one. Your friends will be amazed, your family will be in awe, your oven will cook PIZZA... Not available for purchase in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, or anywhere else worldwide! Operators are not standing by, call NOW
    Ken H. - Kentucky
    42" Pompeii

    Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

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

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    Re: Fancy String Alignment System

    what if i want three?
    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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    • #3
      Re: Fancy String Alignment System

      Originally posted by asudavew View Post
      what if i want three?
      Yeah, yeah... There's always a heckler in every crowd!
      Ken H. - Kentucky
      42" Pompeii

      Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

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      • #4
        Re: Fancy String Alignment System

        Originally posted by Ken524 View Post
        Mason's string doesn't stretch (very important!)[/I]
        Oh yes it does and it is designed to do so.. this is so we can pull the line "gutiar string tight" for laying.

        That however doesnt effect your application in this excellent idea

        You can sell in on the FB informercial check out this post: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f30/...html#post16190

        Excellent work by the way..
        http://www.palmisanoconcrete.com

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        • #5
          Re: Fancy String Alignment System

          Interesting... it's pretty tough stuff. Is it safe to say that for this application, it won't stretch to the point of mis-aligning bricks?

          Thanks for the compliments. I'm learning - probably learning bad habits and poor craftsmanship, but I'm learning!
          Ken H. - Kentucky
          42" Pompeii

          Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

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          • #6
            Re: Fancy String Alignment System

            it may give a bit, especially if it was looooooooong


            but such a short distance...

            It will be fine.
            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
              Re: Fancy String Alignment System

              With 12 you get egg rolls...
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              • #8
                Re: Fancy String Alignment System

                Is it safe to say that for this application, it won't stretch to the point of mis-aligning bricks?
                > With out a doubt. It only stretches when pulled hard like when setting up a line to lay to or laying out a footing, forms, etc.
                When laying block we use what is called a "chicken leg" or line holder, its a metal bracket that the line is wrapped around and then placed on the next lead course. The line is stretched to the other lead course and then we lay up the next course to this line. In order for it to be level it has to be stretched VERY tight and this is where the masons line shines. It stretches so tight there have been many serious injuries and even deaths from the chicken leg being bumped, coming off the block and flinging down the line of masons and hitting someone..this is why no laborers are allowed near the lead courses on most jobs.


                Thanks for the compliments. I'm learning - probably learning bad habits and poor craftsmanship, but I'm learning
                > Nonsense, it looks very nice, keep it up.
                http://www.palmisanoconcrete.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Fancy String Alignment System

                  Some has been killled by the chicken leg?

                  Holy smokes!!
                  My oven progress -
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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                  • #10
                    Re: Fancy String Alignment System

                    I can see it. The bracket does not really have chamfered edges. It is a piece of angle iron with some metal hooks to wrap the line. I have seen crane wire snap a lot of damage can be done by the wire. In this case the damage is done by the bracket rather than the line itself. The line would only poke out an eye.

                    Italians prefer piano wire but that is for another purpose altogether

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                    • #11
                      Re: Fancy String Alignment System

                      This is what I am talking about. These ones I DO NOT USE because the thumb screw is a weak point. But the design is similar.

                      Amazon.com: Bon Tool Co. Adjustable Line Stretchers: Home Improvement
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                      • #12
                        Re: Fancy String Alignment System

                        String Alignment System (SAS).


                        Ken - very clever. I went this route. I call it the board system (BS). Seems to be working. Maybe we should merge our two products and call it the BS SAS. Throw in a few ginzu knifes - sells could go through the roof.

                        Les...
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                        • #13
                          Re: Fancy String Alignment System

                          Les, the board you have pictured is on scale with what I have planned. A couple blocks on either side would help keep it up while placing each brick in position. Any progress on your dome?
                          An excellent pizza is shared with the ones you love!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Fancy String Alignment System

                            Throw in a couple of these babies - and make sure to include the star tip!

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                            "But wait, if you call now you get this Mortar Icing Bag with star tip absolutely free! Forget bland old concave mortar lines. With the Mortar Icing Bag you can make your mortar into any design you want... Stars, flowers, curly cues! Just put on the Star Tip, point and squeaze! It couldn't be easier!"


                            "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

                            "Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
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                            • #15
                              Re: Fancy String Alignment System

                              Robert,

                              the BS is self supporting - no blocks required. There is a pin at the end of the board. But hey, if it enables a sell - we could throw in a couple of blocks.


                              I got the entry way set last night - I may pull the forms tonight.

                              Les...
                              Last edited by Les; 10-03-2007, 08:54 AM.
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