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Old 09-25-2009, 07:03 PM
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Cool. No rules, just right... I will post some pics, but I haven't progressed much since my last posted pics in the dark. I guess I'm a couple chains higher. At least these were taken in the daytime.

Mark I am going to copy your forms by cutting out the inside of the fans leaving just a few inches on the borders. If I set just a couple more bricks I won't be able to get them out of there! Thanks for posting the pics of your build to give me some good ideas!

I have a good 1/2 day to work on the oven tomorrow. Will post progress pics Sunday.

Darius
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:09 PM
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hey king,
where your brick meets your arch looks just like i did it,, Nice work... I filled in with the heat stop there and though I havent put my head in the oven in a while, I havent had any fall into my pizzas....

P.S. I actually burned out whatever part of the form I couldnt pull or knock out....

Keep up the nice work...
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:20 PM
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hey king,
where your brick meets your arch looks just like i did it,, Nice work...
That was after several sleepless nights cutting bricks in my sleep trying to figure out a mathmatical way to aproach it- Never figured it out. Just fit it and cut it as I go. Thanks for the compliments!

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:24 PM
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Well I had a frustrating day yesterday! Laying bricks when it's 45 degrees f. was different from laying them when it's 75-80. I kind of got in a hurry because I could see the finish line(about 4 chains up) and started throwing bricks up and they wouldn't stay up. Up to a few days ago I was getting pretty confident in my brick sticking abilities so I removed my forms and tried to do without. I set 2 chains without them but yesterday I wasn't going to get any higher without some new forms. (I didn't care for my old ones) So I had a few hours to work on the project today and I devoted them to making forms that would work well.36" Tall Man's Oven Build-64.jpg

I am satisfied with my new forms and I should be able to close this thing up in a few days to a week. The thing I keep worrying about is: Will I be able to fit my upper body in my 18" wide by 11" high entry arch to do all my mortar patching inside? I will post more pics as I make progress.

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You're going to have a mile-wide grin on your face when you put that keystone in the top and it's officially closed-up.

That's about the same size door opening that we have . It's not easy - you have to stick one arm in first then maneauvor the other in. It's really awkward in there and your arms will get tired fast because they'll have a very limited range of motion. I hated that chore.

One peice of advice would be to take those forms out and climb in there now and patch as much as you can to take advantage of the opening at the top of the dome letting in good light. Lighting is an issue in there when it's closed and it's hard to manage a flashlight with your body in there. If all is done except the last few rows, it won't be as bad.

I love your determination, keep going man!

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Old 10-01-2009, 03:45 AM
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One peice of advice would be to take those forms out and climb in there now and patch as much as you can to take advantage of the opening at the top of the dome
Good Advice !!!

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Old 10-01-2009, 09:21 AM
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The thing I keep worrying about is: Will I be able to fit my upper body in my 18" wide by 11" high entry arch to do all my mortar patching inside? I will post more pics as I make progress.
Darius,
I'm 6' 6" tall and have the same concern about cleaning-up the dome!
My wife is 5'2" tall and she just might have to be the one to clean that dome. The nice part is that I only have the inner arch constructed which should make it easier for my long arm to get to that dome peak. My oven is 42" diameter so the door is 20" x 12.5".
I'm jealous that you are closing that dome! I'm moving so slowly here and winter is approaching in Connecticut...

Good luck with the your oven!

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Old 10-01-2009, 01:05 PM
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One peice of advice would be to take those forms out and climb in there now and patch as much as you can to take advantage of the opening at the top of the dome letting in good light. Lighting is an issue in there when it's closed and it's hard to manage a flashlight with your body in there. If all is done except the last few rows, it won't be as bad.
Err... Oops! That really is good advice that I'm surprised I didn't think of myself! The only thing is, I don't know that I can get those forms out of there without destroying them or 80% of the chain I set yesterday after I placed the new forms. I'll try and see what I can do. I guess this is one of those things I'll definitely remember to do on my next oven!

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I'm 6' 6" tall and have the same concern about cleaning-up the dome!
Wow you'd make me feel like a squirt if I stood next to you! I'm 6'3" without shoes. My wife is also 5'2", but I may be able to rustle one of my friend's kids into service for my inside dome work if I can't fit myself.

Thanks for the advice and encouragement gize, I'm going to see what I can do about getting these forms out without destroying them.

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Old 10-03-2009, 02:22 PM
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I was able to get the new forms back out of the oven to do as much patching from the hole in the top as possible before I close it up. (thanks again for the advice Ken!)

I worked on it for about 3 hours today and all I did was cut bricks. Yesterday I cut and set a chain. I have about 4 to 5 bricks to cut before I'll mortar this chain in place. Why is it I'm starting to get the hang of this when I'm almost done?!
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:25 AM
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nice cutting king... keep going your almost there
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