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ckdickerson 05-01-2010 08:32 PM

42" Pompeii in Kentucky
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Thought I would start a thread showing progress on my oven. I have been waiting forever it seems for nice weather to start my build. Today I got tired of waiting, I covered the area with a tarp and layed the blocks for the stand today even though it rained 2 inches.

DaveW 05-02-2010 05:39 PM

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Looks great! You made quick work of those blocks.

Tscarborough 05-02-2010 05:55 PM

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Very nice, you are on to the fun part now.

ckdickerson 05-03-2010 06:31 AM

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Thanks for the comments. I would like to pour the slab next but after thinking about it a bit I think it will be much easier to lay the brick veneer on the front of the hearth stand before the concrete is poured. There will be a concrete ledge all the way across the front on which the pool coping will bond that will create the landing and I think it would be much more difficult to lay the brick after its in place. I knew this project would be labor intensive but this is going to be more work than I anticipated. By the way, I don't know if you can tell from the pics but the section of the hearth stand to the left will support a grill that will be recessed into the wall.

ckdickerson 05-06-2010 07:52 PM

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I started laying the brick this week. I worked on it a few hours after work each day this week. Mix one batch of mortar, lay four runs of brick, clean up the tools, strike the joints, and then repeat process the next day. It took three days to get this far but at least I'm almost finished with the brick for now. I should finish the brick tomorrow and then I'll start building the forms for the slab. It's hard to believe this all started from a simple question like.....Honey, what are we going to do with the left over brick from the house? I know........

ckdickerson 05-07-2010 06:53 AM

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I was going to pour the hearth ledge and allow it to overhang the brick by about 6" and then lay the 12" pool coping which would overhang the ledge another 6"for a total of 12" on the hearth. In order for the brick to work out right the ledge would be 3" thick. I don't know much about concrete. Should the 3" thickness on the ledge be sufficient and would the 6" of bond area be enough to bond the pool coping without any problem?

Tscarborough 05-07-2010 07:16 AM

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3" is fine on the concrete thickness, but if I am reading your post correctly, you plan on cantilevering a 12" piece of pool coping 6" from the face of the brick? That does not sound like a good plan. Can you push it in and get 8" on the hearth?

ckdickerson 05-07-2010 08:42 AM

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Thanks for the reply TScarborough, I can't push the coping in 2" but I suppose I could let the slab stick out 8" instead of 6" which would put 8" of the coping on the concrete and 4" hanging over. Do you think this will work? I'm open to suggestions.

Tscarborough 05-07-2010 08:44 AM

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It should work, 6" overhang MAY work, but that is a high abuse area.

ckdickerson 05-07-2010 08:52 AM

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Thanks for the help. Who knows, when I start building forms I may decide to extend the slab further. I just thought it would look better to not have the concrete slab all the way out to the edge of the coping.

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