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Another good weekend of pizza oven building. The inner arch was bricked up and even better, when I removed the formwork after 12hrs it stayed up! The bricks are going up rather quickly at this stage and the only delay is cutting the fiddly bit where the dome intersects the arch.

The emply beer bottle on the fence have come in handy! Fill them up with water and they are usefull to sprinkle water on the existing brickwork to keep it damp before laying the next course. This stops the moisture being sucked out of the mortar too quickly and allows it to remain workable until the brick is in place. I have had odd comments from the neighbours asking why I spend so much time blessing the pizza oven with beer!
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:25 AM
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It is all looking good so far mate, it won't be long before your cooking pizzas and roasting lamb. Did you get your insulation fron Leigh as well?
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:26 AM
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nice brick work alter ego....
Your arch looks great

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And why wouldnt you bless the oven with beer ???
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:18 AM
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Looks great.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:15 PM
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Thanks for the kind comments everyone. It is really satisfying after a days building to stand back and look at what you have done.

Rodney, the insulation that I will be using was a freebie! The company that I work for recently did the electrical on a new gas fired power station and I scavanged offcuts of the insulation that is used areound the exhaust of the turbine. In the pic below you can see the insulation around the turbine and the skip from where I rescued the off cuts.

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Old 11-15-2009, 10:16 PM
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You just gotta love the freebies! My reo, stand bricks, Oven bricks, chicken wire and even the wood that I am burning all came from the freebie god.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:04 PM
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Steady progress is being made on my oven build. I have now finished the 5th course and completed the transition around the inner arch so that course 6 will be a complete circle.

I'm glad that I don't have to do any more compound cuts around the transition!
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:04 PM
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Hey Alter,,,
Looks really good.... Whats the beer count ?? and whats the brick per beer ratio...??

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Old 11-24-2009, 03:56 PM
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Looks really good.... Whats the beer count ?? and whats the brick per beer ratio...??
Thanks Mark.

The beer count to date is 27 but this is since I broke ground on 31st August. I haven't counted the bricks so I can't give you the B/B ratio. The rate that the bottles accumulate on the fence has more to do with the tempreature on the day. On Sunday the temp got to 39 deg C (102F) and quite a few were added but yesterday afternoon after work it was only 19 deg C (66F) so no bottles were added.

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Old 11-24-2009, 04:05 PM
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well at the end as long as you can give us the BTO (beer to oven) ratio.....
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