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Old 05-20-2010, 08:20 PM
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Thanks Dave, the dome is far from perfect but I appreciate the complement. And hey, it's done and I can move on to the next faze.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:16 PM
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CK,
Your dome looks great. Those top few courses can get tricky. For me I was so close that I was just happy to close the thing. You are right, nobody will stick their head in there. Congratulations.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:24 PM
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Thanks Eric, I am happy to be ready to move on. I don't think my hands could handle much more mortar.
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:48 AM
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Thanks for the complement Eric. How is progress on your oven, from your pictures it looks like a very ambitious project to say the least.
I layed the keystone Tues, and plan on a first curing fire next Friday. The chimney is in, and now it's time to see how this thing behaves, cracks, etc., before I wrap it in insulation and do all the other stuff to bring it up to indoor code, and then I'll work on the artsy finish work inside.

I am impressed how fast you built a high quality dome!
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:14 AM
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Eric, I,ve been following your thread and am anxious to see how your oven reacts. I know that first fire will be exciting for you and congratulations on laying the key stone. That final tap on that stone is a major feeling of accomplishment.

As for how fast I built the dome. I tend to let things consume my life for a period of time which is not a good thing. I've been averaging 12-14 hours a day on the oven. I think it's time to slow down a bit.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:45 PM
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After spending some time inside the dome today with a 2" surface grinder, not a place for someone who is clostrophobic I might add, I am much happier with the inside of the dome. Most of the brick cleaned up very easily. I also attached a picture of the not so pretty transition to the vent from the inside of the dome. I could take some mortar and dress that section up a little. I could have hid that from you but I'm trying to be honest here. And a point of advice....If your going to get inside a brick oven with a grinder wear safety glasses and a respirator.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:53 PM
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Thought I would post a couple of pics of the thermocouple in action. I plugged in the thermocouple and laid a heat light over the brick that it is in and the temperature rose from 68 to 74 degrees in a minute or so. I built the thermocouples from wire that I purchased online and bought an inexpensive multimeter to read them. Total cost was $70 or so and I have four thermocouples with 6ft leads. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to place the other three? I have one embedded in a floor brick about a 1/4 of an inch from the cooking surface.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:29 PM
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I finally took time today to stop and clean up my mess. I pressure washed the brick on the stand and the stain where water splashed on the wet mortar did come off. I was relieved. I'll try to post some more pictures soon.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:03 PM
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looks pretty good, think you are almost done
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:49 AM
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CK,
Very nice work on the transitions to your inner arch and the arch to chimney.You are being way too hard on yourself. Everybody struggles with that part, I think you handled it very cleanly( but then I am an amatuer) It looks like it will draw very well. I think you may have surpassed Raffy for the quickest build. These ovens do become an obsession when you are in the process( my wife refers to ours as the mistress, it is the only mistress I am allowed). On to the curing. I used a halogen lamp for about a week, then progressed to using a natural gas burner so I could control the temps and run for hours to slowly drive the water out of the mortar.
Here is a link:Amazon.com: Multi-Jet Natural Gas Burner Small: Kitchen & Dining Good luck.

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