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Old 12-24-2008, 03:39 AM
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Thanks for the advice nissanneill, this will take a major re-design. I'll have to consider my options. Cheers.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:44 AM
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Thanks for the advice nissanneill, this will take a major re-design. I'll have to consider my options. Cheers.
Let us know what you decide...we can still help... and yes the concrete cladding of a barrel vault oven should also rest on the insulating layer...I think if you flip the slabs around you might find it much simpler...you could pour your concrete with the sheet on the underside still pour everything in a big monolithic pour filling cores and all...then the vermicrete on top...in the end it might raise your oven's floor height up a bit...which again speaking from experience is not necessarily a bad thing
All the best!
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:35 PM
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OK, it looks like I'm going to take everybody's advice and pour a solid hearth slab. I'll have to lift the bottom of my slab up 60mm. It should all work out ok.
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:24 PM
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After much thought, I have decided to (more or less) stick to the original plan for my vault oven.

My slab has loose vermiculite under and around it now.

I'm starting the vault tomorrow.


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Old 01-14-2009, 04:31 AM
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Here's the hearth with wall bricks ready for tomorrow.

I'm using a refactory mortar called Ryal Bond. It was a bitch to re-mix to a useable consistancy, but it sets like epoxy. Very strong.


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Old 01-15-2009, 03:42 AM
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Walls up today.

It's been raining most of the day.. lovely and cool. Humiditity never dropped below 80% all day.

Start the entrance and wall bracing tomorrow.


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Old 01-18-2009, 12:54 AM
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Entrance started. My bricklaying speed is a lot slower than I hoped.


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Old 01-18-2009, 07:21 AM
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It's looking really good. I recommend going to photobucket to see these pictures full size.

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I love that bullnose tile you have in front of your entry.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:46 PM
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Thanks for your kind words mate. Very encouraging.

The bullnose tiles turned out ok. I wanted a ledge across the front of the entrance so I had somewhere to put my beer.

I'm starting the vault arches today and I'm a bit nervous about fluffing it.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:47 PM
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With your work so far you will have no problem...I thought I would fluff it both times...when building the oven at home(barrel vault) and with the dome at the restaurant...keep up the good work
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