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Old 06-07-2008, 08:44 AM
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I've heard quite a few sporadic "clinks" is this "normal"? Is this the oven cracking or just normal expanding and contracting??? So far (fingers crossed) I haven't lost any bricks.


Mine made that noise a lot.
And yes it cracked. Not only mortar joints, but bricks themselves.
I think that noise was the bricks cracking. But not positive.
I did rush my cure a bit. Wish I wouldn't have ....

Anyways... cracks happen.
Don't sweat it, but don't rush.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:43 AM
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Any more progess?
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:10 PM
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Asudave - thanks. It's so covered in soot that I can't see anything. From what I've read I'm not concerned about cracsk as I know I'll get them. I just hope they aren't bad enough to cause structural problems/bricks falling out.

Cplain - no more "real" progess. We had a neighborhood garage sale today - we ended up in the red by about $20 - by buying items from our neighbors .

I'm hoping to cure some more tomorrow - 350-400 range and maybe work on the front decorative arch.

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Old 06-08-2008, 06:01 PM
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Gang,

I decided not to do a fire today and work on the front sides of the outer arch. These are medium brown textured brick (not sure if I can or if I'll want to get rid of the extra mortar - I'll see how it looks). These will be exposed to the elements and I'll build a door to fit in the recessed area to keep moisture out. I'll then insulate behind the brick and tie everything into the arch like George did.

Again, defininetly not perfect. It's going to look "aritisan" that's for sure.

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Old 06-08-2008, 07:12 PM
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Gang,



Again, defininetly not perfect. It's going to look "aritisan" that's for sure.

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Doesn't look "artisan" to me!

What a beaut!
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:19 PM
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Asudavew,

Thanks - it looks different in person.

FYI - I put a halogen lamp in the oven to check for cracks. I've built up a lot of soot burning paper...

Anyway I didn't notice any cracked bricks. If anything I have some hairline cracks in the mortar joints. I guess I'll be able to tell once I take off the FB blanket.

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Old 06-08-2008, 07:21 PM
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I love how you placed the front bricks straight.. then herringbone behind.
Now why didn't I think of that................
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:52 PM
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Gang,

I took the day off to run a few errands (license renewal, take back some decorative bricks that were the wrong color) and work on the wfo.

Finished the front arch. I used a styrofoam form, made sure my bricks were set right and just started shoving mortar in. I waited an hour or two and took out the form.

Overall I'm pretty happy. I'll need to clean up the bricks a little so their brown color comes out.

4 total curing sessions 300-450 (total time of 11 hours). I want to do 1-2 more before I insulate.

Hoping to put the other blanket on this weekend and start the perlcrete!

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Old 06-11-2008, 05:29 PM
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Looks very cool badger. I Love the brown bricks. Do you have your chimney yet?
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:45 PM
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Looks very cool badger. I Love the brown bricks.
Ditto!
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