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Old 08-06-2013, 07:24 AM
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Default Re: newbie need advise for my oven

Well at least we have another good example of how not to build an oven.

Brickie, David, Les, and others tried to warn you, give you advise and even a little prodding to get you to build your oven properly. And the end result was ... Well not great.

You mentioned several times in your posts, "In theory" but the people giving you advise are experienced "In practice" people and sometimes theory or our perception of it is trumped by "Real Life".

I do speak from experience because my first oven was done with economy in mind and I ended up tearing it down (it did not fall down like yours) but it was for the best. Brickie is also on his second oven due to design flaws in his first and I know we are both happier with our second ovens.

The people giving you advice here are some of the most helpful and knowledgable people on the planet with regarded to WFO building and you will learn a lot if you just listen to what they are trying to tell you.

Good luck on your next build.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:16 PM
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Today I took out the "supporting" frame and the roof caved in.. bugger!! was just about to put the chimney up.
Guess I have to buy more bricks and shape it proper... shit!
Did you place wedges under your form so it can drop? This makes removal of the form easy and will not disturb your brickwork. Could be a cause of your failure.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:15 PM
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The arch failed because the sides were set as sailors and they don't have enough width in relation to the weight of the arch.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:09 AM
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The gap is for a thermal break, its for retaining more heat in the oven, with your build I wouldnt bother.

Whats going to hold the oven roof up?
Absolutely Nothing, say it again!
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