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Old 02-19-2013, 06:44 PM
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The whole idea of using arch bricks goes down the drain when you see huge mortar joints like that.
Well for someone who hasn't laid a brick in his life before this project, I am pretty bloody happy with it. It's still standing and I dont think it's going to make the pizza taste any different.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:22 PM
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Well for someone who hasn't laid a brick in his life before this project, I am pretty bloody happy with it. It's still standing and I dont think it's going to make the pizza taste any different.
Right On! Your Arch looks symetrical and neat. I've seen bigger mortar joints posted on this site with no major issues reported. Technically the mortar joint shouldn't be more than 3/8" - 1/2" and it looks like you are inside that realm. Keep up the good work...and above all enjoy yourself this is a project that might take all summer, but it will last you a life time.

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Old 05-05-2013, 03:26 PM
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G'Day,

I have finished the dome quite a while ago. However my phone decided to wipe the SD card so I lost all the photos of it's completeion and the keystone.

I managed to get some time on Sunday to work on the oven. I finished the Outer Arch which I am happy with. Now I will wait for that to set and get to work on the Chimney transition.

I have a chimney cap that I need to incorperate into the design. Any advice from others would be appreciated.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:35 PM
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Here are some pictures of the arch and completed dome.

Not long to go now. I think I will be cooking soon
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Gudday
Good to see your progress don't worry your doing pretty well for a man that hadn't layed a brick till he started this. It very neat work including the stand, I do like brickwork stands. Your little girl would be one now I bet she's become a lot of fun now she's older.
Your in to the chimney transition now I would chech out Bacteriums 2nd build in the Auzzzie section .....he just about to do that part and there some pics of other s on that discussion already

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:54 PM
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Hi CM

Your oven's looking good. You're not far off pizza now.

I think every arch to chimney transition is different. You have to build a flat square structure on top of the arch and that makes for some of the most difficult cuts in the whole build. I looked at lots of pictures of other builds, and then did something different anyway.

Where did you buy your chimney cap? Is it an 8 inch?
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:03 PM
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Hey Guys,

Thanks for the kind words.

Yes my daughter is almost One!! I cant believe how quickly the time has gone!! She is crawling around, starting to say a few words and is so much fun.

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Chimney cap is from GYC Mowers & Heaters in Penrith. Yes it's 8". Not something they normally keep in stock they had to order it in.

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:59 AM
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Matt,
Funny how we are on the same thing....your pics with the top view is good. Sharkeys comments on the flat square structure is the answer......... I can't get to mine done until the weekend and with that being mothers day it might rule me out.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:58 PM
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Hey Damon,

It feels like I have been building this thing my whole life. April marked the one year anniversary. Hopefully we can help each other out with ideas for the final stages of the build. Although you have been there and done that before.

I have started thinking about cutting bricks for the chimney. I am in the same boat. It's dark by the time I get home during the week. With Mothers day this weekend I think that will rule me out also.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:57 PM
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It feels like I have been building this thing my whole life. April marked the one year anniversary.
I know how you feel. I started in September 2009 and can't see myself finishing in the next 12 months. Once you're cooking though it doesn't seem to matter. Just keep working at it and you will get there.
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