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Old 03-09-2010, 06:28 AM
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Yup, you read my mind. Just an ordinary stucco finish but for the dome I plan to use a colored cement stucco finish. About wetting the blocks, we had to hose it down cause the weather here is so hot that an ordinary spray bottle wouldn't do. It would just evaporate after the spraying. We are 3/4 done with the finish of the stand. Tomorrow we will finish the rest and start on the frame and form of the hearth slab. I set May as my deadline and I hope to be making pizzas and roasts by then.

I project we'll be done by last week of March but of course there is the slow firing of the oven and not to mention the minimum 7 day wait period for the curing of the oven before that.

I'll post some photos soon. I'm just suffering from a little sunburn. In my enthusiasm I forgot to put on some sun block and I'm paying for it now. Hahahaha

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Old 03-10-2010, 02:05 AM
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Here are the pics of the progress we made yesterday. We accomplished around 3/4 of the finish of the stand.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:28 AM
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Here is today's progress. I didn't accomplish as much as I wanted to. We finished the stand today and got going on the form. Hopefully, we finish the form by tomorrow and get started on the rebar skeleton. Yogi, my dog, feels very at home in the wood storage below. I guess he thinks we're building a dog house for him hahahaha
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:55 AM
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Hey Raffy,
Looks good, except the dog looks like he thinks he has a new house.... Will you be using bricks similar to what John used ?

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Old 03-10-2010, 03:09 AM
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Hi Mark,

Nope. I won't be using the same brick as John's. I found a supplier of firebrick here. Medium duty firebrick if I'm not mistaken. Max temperature for these bricks are at 1,300 degrees Celsius. Although John's bricks are what we Filipinos use for traditional "pugon" ovens, where we make wonderful "pandesal" bread, I chose to go with the fire brick.

I'm thinking of going to Cam Sur to visit John, have a beer or two with him [if John would like =)] and enjoy the beaches there.

Yeah, Yogi loves to stay in the wood storage area below. A cool haven for him in a very unforgiving summer.

Hope all is well on your end.

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Raffy

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:26 AM
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Today's progress:

Got busy today and just finished the frame and rebar skeleton. We will be able to pour the hearth slab concrete tomorrow. I am so psyched! Getting close to cutting, stacking/fitting bricks. Of course, we still have the perlcrete to contend with. Nevertheless, I can't wait to get at those bricks.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:39 AM
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I'd like to throw a question out there about constructing the brick dome. How long do you have to wait before you move on with the next course? I'd like to maximize the number of courses per day.

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:40 AM
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Looks great raffy,,, Nice to see your enthusiam.. I built my oven as fast as the concrete would dry.. it took me just under 2 months, Nights and weekends,, and a big tarp as it was raining a lot when I built my oven..

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:43 AM
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How long do you have to wait before you move on with the next course?
Just saw your question, As long as the mortar is solid, and not slipping,, I did about 2 courses per night, I have seen videos where they have done it all in the same day.. so as long as it feels solid enough you should be safe to go ahead to the next course
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:53 AM
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Hi Mark,

Cool! I really want to finish it as soon as possible without sacrificing durability. Thanks, Mark. Your help has been invaluable.

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