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Old 11-13-2010, 05:06 PM
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Floor complete. Placed the bricks on a 50/50 fireclay sand mix.
I'm finishing the form today. once bricked around i hope to burn it out.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:32 PM
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greetings guys

I have just started a build here in Rotorua. I started with a plan from the shed magazine and then by luck I lost it, just after I had the structural slab poured. so I had to do some further research and found this site. Glad that I did.
I have just poured my first insulation layer for the base and are going to lay some fire bricks on it tomorrow. I have decided to go for a clay brick for the dome due to the crazy prices of fire bricks. How did your perlite and cement mix work out. Mine is really brittle. well hope that your builds are going well.

Cheers

Kris
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:34 PM
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Where did you get your fire clay from?
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:46 PM
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Hey bart
that is looking really good. I have just started a oven here in Rotorua. check out my other threads as to the progress. how soft and brittle was your perlite and cement mix?
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Kris
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:16 PM
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Hey Kris,
Yes the shed mag is crap at best. I've only bought a few copies over the years and have been most disapointed by it generally.

I picked up my fire clay from a brick factory down here in chch that make firebricks also.
I'm not sure what so good about it vs normal clay?.
Mine looked like soil but as soon as you work with it is definately clay.

yeah my perlite is pretty brittle too i did 1:5 for the base insulation, I'm still a little worried about it's strength try not to neil on it or anything the wieght will break it up.

I think kiwipyro is up your way (huntly?) who may be able to advise on local suppliers.
All the Best.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:05 PM
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Hi
Also building here in NZ -Chch
Been reading alot and moving forwards slowly. Now upto the 2 course of brick of dome and trying to resolve the issue of the inner arch and tying.
Can agree that the costs here are significant. Fortunately i got the project well started before my wfe sw the scale of the total costs.

Have you decided on your flue size and the best place to buy?
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:35 PM
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My wife informed me yesterday that the initial price i told her was yeh I think it will cost....., then next time I think it will cost about ...... now it's well we should add this insulation and this needs to be done other wise it wont hold the heat as well. The total build cost is a not a constant when it is your first build... so many things to learn and where to get good cheep supplies... anyway I am yet to decide on the flute part/ vent. I may try and cast a vent like in the plans and then get a stainless flute with top. There is a place in Auckland called certec that has them but not sure what type. Will keep you posted on that. It may be cheeper to get a local fabricator to whip one up. Cheers Kris
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:51 PM
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John
What type of brick are you making your dome out of?

Kriso
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:11 PM
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Hey John,
where you get your bricks from, how are you cutting them?

I've had a look at Canterburyclaybricks they have a range of flu tile from about $8
(they have fire clay, firebricks and have a cast pizza oven for $800 but its made from crushed brick mixed with cement and only ~75 thick not sure if any good.)

Re materials have a look here...
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f2/b...s-nz-7192.html (Building supplies in NZ)

I'm planning on using about 4-6 flu tiles from a few of the chimneys that came down in the earthquake. also going to use the clay bricks for decorative work around the chimney. No shortage of bricks since the quake. also have a good look at chimney pots on trademe. was thinking of using something like the ones attached however they look rather heavy and not sure if my structure would support the wieght. but they would look dam smart!

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Bart
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:41 AM
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Almost have the suport stucture complete.
with some luck i might be able to start preping bricks this weekend and may even start laying some. I was originally worried that we would have an issue with the dome/arch area but think with this form it should be ok.
Need to cut some holes in the arch form to make the drying and burn out easier.
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