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Old 09-13-2013, 05:36 AM
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Whichever way you go brick or block . Consider building a H pattern.
Why ? One entrance gives you a big stowage which you have only one way in and out . There is always going to be wood locked in the back if you fill it up .
A H patern give you 2 shallow stowages which are more excessable and manageable.
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If you are a visual learner, (85% of us are), you might get some help at (BA's Dome! Let the games Begin!)BA's Dome. Posts #10-12 show how to do what Les and Brickie are talking about. HTH
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FWIW, because of the critter and reptile populations in my yard, we closed the space under the hearth. Looks better and no bending (I have back problems). We are happy with it that way.
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Also, for what its worth, I'd have to agree with Lburou. I was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider this spring while working on my oven, a 4 week adventure...so for me, filling up a chamber with wood and having all those nooks and crannies seem the perfect place for nasties to live. My base allready has the "wood hole" and I'll leave it, but, I'm not going to stock it with wood.....Plus one of my dogs seems to think its her house. This may not be a problem in your area.
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so I got my angle irons - i know i'm supposed to take a piece off each side to make them sit flat on the blocks - it seems a bit thick to do with a grinder probly take forever and a day! any other options? someone suggested i go to a forger? if you know of one in melbourne (i'm NW & 8ks from cbd) that would be great!

due to space issues i had to build a U shape with storage - we tend to get a lot of spiders, but apparently you can scare them away with citronella...will let you know if it works!

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An angle grinder and diamond grit blade will go through block like butter.
Dusty but quick
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If you cut a groove into the block work with the diamond blade then you can just drop the angle iron into it. Allow a slight gap each end of the angle iron to allow for its expansion.
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so I got my angle irons - i know i'm supposed to take a piece off each side to make them sit flat on the blocks
If you are talking about cutting the iron, they make a blade for your grinder. It throws off a ton of sparks but it cuts pretty easily.
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If you are talking about cutting the iron, they make a blade for your grinder. It throws off a ton of sparks but it cuts pretty easily.
You'll lose all the strength of the angle iron if you remove bits off the sides. Better to recess it into the block work IMO.
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thanks, so you're all recommending I cut into the block rather than the angle iron - that's probably easier to do too...i''ll give it a go!
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