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Old 10-05-2009, 07:01 PM
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I'm there!!!

I closed up the dome today!

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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.
You were right Ken. In fact It's been 6 hours since I tapped in the last keystone and I'm still grinning!

Here's a keystone for a keyhole-36" Tall Man's Oven Build-68.jpg
I'm going to wait a couple days before I remove the forms, but I'll start the chimney transition tomorrow.

Darius
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:11 PM
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Dude, that's awesome. I feel your joy!

You don't have to wait to remove the forms, unless you fear it will result in pushing upward on the bricks that are starting to set. Theoretically, the structure is supporting itself now. The last outer archway I made, I removed the forms immediately after I tapped-in the keystone. Just makes cleaning the fresh mortar off the bricks much easier.

So, relax tonight, plot your next moves, and have a well deserved drink of your choice!

Good work!

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Old 10-05-2009, 07:12 PM
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Hey Darius,
Congratulations..... A job well done, Its a Milestone as well as a keystone

Many Happy Pizza's,
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:31 PM
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Thanks for sharing the moment with me guys! I'll go ahead and remove the forms tomorrow then. Thanks for the tip Ken. With my long arms I might be able to do the last inside patch work from the outside without having to stick my upper body inside, especially since the dome is so low.

I'm not too worried about building my chimney transition out of brick, the only thing I'm unsure about is how to attach the chimney to the top of the brick. If it's in the fb manual, then I couldn't find it. How did you guys attach your chimney?
Oh BTW, it's vodka and tonic!

Thanks,
Darius

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:22 PM
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It depends on what kind of chimney you're going to use. We used 3 feet of 6" Simpson Duratech (UL 103HT). We used an anchor plate by Simpson that is made for this type of chimney. We drilled holes into our brick and tapped-in lead anchors (dollies) and just screwed the anchor plate down. The chimney pipe just sort of screws on to the anchor plate (twist-lock). Just that simple.

I'm partial to bourbon, but vodka and tonic is good too! ching-ching!

'Morgans

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:14 AM
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hey morgans,
I used fire brick for my chimney because I had enough left for it, I mortared it directly to the arch using heatstop 50 ... works well once it gets going, Only mistake I made was not making the chimney hole big enough in the arch.. I did go two ros of brick higher than what you see in the pic.

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Old 10-06-2009, 06:17 AM
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Mark, how big is your chimney opening in the arch?
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:52 AM
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Hey King,
Its about 3 1/2 wide x 9 long.. once the fire gets going its fine... i was thinking of cutting it larger with the diamond blade, i could probably get another inch on each side giving me 5 1/2 but i dont want to shut the oven down if i have a problem and have to rebuild the arch and chimney... I think the black on the front of the oven adds charm

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Old 10-06-2009, 07:26 AM
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Mine is 5" deep by 7 1/2" wide. Sounds like I may get a little smoke out the front too. However, my chimney is going to be really tall, so maybe it'll act as a vaccum and suck the smoke right out. Either way, I'm not going to worry too much about it. Thanks Mark!

Darius
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Tall chimneys rule! They can suck a whiff of smoke right out from in front of an oven. They can create a draft to burn wood that's too damp to burn. In theory they can get the smoke up beyond where it will choke out neighbors. I recommend building the tallest chimney you can manage.
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