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Old 12-08-2009, 07:02 PM
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dudes...

your dough looks incredible... Nice Pizza's
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:51 AM
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some more pics of the build
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:54 AM
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few more pics of the build and close to completion
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:57 AM
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hearth stone in place yesterday. i will try to get some pics up on the hill of the entire completed project. raining and gloomy today so we'll see if i can get them this afternoon.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:58 AM
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dudes...

your dough looks incredible... Nice Pizza's
thanks, my mom's recipe.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:03 AM
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Way too cool! ....and the elevator shaft looks awesome!
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:50 PM
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Great build! I too am planning a masonry (block) enclosure. How did you support the backside of your brick chimney? I was thinking of using a steel lintel to uncouple it from the oven.
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:44 AM
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dave,

yes, i used a steel lintel across the back of the chimney for bearing. I didn't wna tthe brick bearing on the throat of the oven due to expansion and possible lift. I built two small brick piers at each side and did not tie them into the exterior walls. I probably should have used a similar design on the front of the oven. I get some expansion at the front whcih results in some very small (hairline cracks) everything returns once the oven cools. I have 5" from the top of the throat to the underneath of the lintel. i filled that space with vermiculite to help the lintel from getting heat. I also parged the inside of the brick with the same masonry cement a used on the brick veneer. Once the concrete cap was poured i went back and installed brick vents a tthe very top to let any dampness or steam that may want to build up inside the vault.

If you want to see start to finish look me up on face book. i have an album with pics from thje day we dug the footer til' the day i set the stone hearth.

hope that helped.

I just set my last piece (hearth stone) if you have any other questions let me know.

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