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Old 06-21-2012, 05:02 AM
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Welcome to the wacky world of WFOs. Foundation base looks great. Nice shape. I just used standard bag mix and no issues. Not sure you gain value for crack resistant mix. Use the 100 bucks elsewhere. Umm 90 degrees with your humid weather . Good luck.

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Old 06-21-2012, 06:17 AM
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I have question for anybody. I'm trying to figure out the angles that everybody seems to cut for the dome bricks. Has anybody ever created a spreed sheet on how to calculate these angles or is it a trial and error basis, and hopefully not to much error. I have 3"x4.5"x9" bricks. Anyway if anybody has any input it would be appreciated.

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This was provided to me by Russell via another WFO JCG31. Its a useful guide to look at. Your build may not be exact to this, but it will put you in the ball park.

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:42 AM
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Phase One complete!! Poured the foundation this morning. It was going to be a warm one today so thought I'd get an early start. A couple of hired cement specialist showed up to lend a hand and they worked for very reasonable rate, beer and breakfast. As they kept saying, "It's 12 o'clock somewhere! Started mixing around 7 and finished around noon. Perfect! I still have a little grip left in my hands but not much. 80lb bags will give you a little kick in the .......between loading them at HD, unloading, moving to the staging area, loading them into the mixer. I have a little more sympathy and respect for all before me. Anyway, poured, screeded, about an hour later troweled and covered with plastic to keep wet and to prevent quick drying. Cleaned up the screeded material and the surrounding area. And now IMO a well deserved afternoon off.................................Who am I kidding, I'm still thinking about the WFO!!
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Good start, only one more pour
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80lb bags will give you a little kick in the .......between loading them at HD, unloading, moving to the staging area, loading them into the mixer. I have a little more sympathy and respect for all before me.
I recommend Stay Hydrated and be liberal with the Ibuprofen! Your foundation looks great!
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:56 AM
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Thanks for the compliments and guidance guys. I've always had the dream but not the confidence to do a project like this but having the members of this forum is like having your own consulting team behind you to give you that nudge needed. Especially for someone like me that has absolutely no masonry experience at all. A big "Thank You" to the FB Forum.
Right now I'm just trying keeping the foundation wet, with this sun cooking it during the days it's a little difficult. Then, Onto block stacking- this week end I will start to set up the stand blocks. I will have my first experience at cutting of the blocks for the side counters. I plan for a tight fit to the main stand. I figured I'll get some good practice cutting the blocks before I start cutting up the firebricks. I'll try not to start too early and wake up the neighbors with the noise! Yeah, just a little anxious!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:24 AM
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Know what you mean, start early it is cool, start late it is hot, compromise, start early and invite the neighbors over for "pizza".
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Well, moving forward slowly and got a late start. I removed the forms and backfilled next to the stand foundation today. That was enought of working outside though, way too hot!! Hopefully I will start the stand early tomorrow before the triple digits!! That's OK- slow and steady
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That's OK- slow and steady
That's right, these things get addictive. But, there is no need to rush through things especially in hot weather. You've got the right attitude. These ovens are all about enjoying life, not killing yourself to "git-er-done" .
I'm preaching to myself as much as I am commenting on your thread .
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holy smokes that's hot. Summer doesn't start in Seattle until July 5. I had to stop working on my oven tonight because I was too cold...
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