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Old 07-09-2011, 05:43 PM
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Here are some pictures from the before pour and after. I think we were a little too wet on the cement, but it went well and looks good. My brother Matt helped me and we used a mixer from Harbor Freight.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:56 AM
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Jake,
I may be missing something here (happens a lot). Is the size of your slab 6x6'8" or the size of your hearth? I built a 42" pompeii with 3" of blanket insulation and 3" of perlcrete, and it barely fit on my hearth which is about 7'2" wide. Are you using less insulation, or all blanket? I think it is going to be a tight fit on a 6' wide slab, even if the slab and hearth are the same width and length.

BTW, where are you in MA? I am in FL now, but have lived in Boston, Springfield, Charlton, Brookline and Albany, NY. You have to be close to one of those!

Good luck!
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:15 AM
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Jake,
I may be missing something here (happens a lot). Is the size of your slab 6x6'8" or the size of your hearth? I built a 42" pompeii with 3" of blanket insulation and 3" of perlcrete, and it barely fit on my hearth which is about 7'2" wide. Are you using less insulation, or all blanket? I think it is going to be a tight fit on a 6' wide slab, even if the slab and hearth are the same width and length.

BTW, where are you in MA? I am in FL now, but have lived in Boston, Springfield, Charlton, Brookline and Albany, NY. You have to be close to one of those!

Good luck!
I'm almost done with my 42" oven and my hearth slab is 65" wide. Here's where I am:

WFO (Cheesesteak's WFO build - Take Two.)

42" cooking surface, 9" of oven (brick) wall thickness total, 6" thickness of insulating blanket (3 " each side), 8" total for the metal studs and concrete board for exterior walls (4" each side) = 65".
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:31 AM
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rlodad and cheesesteak

So, I pretty much doing the exact same type of install as cheesesteak. Rlodad, why did you do pelcrete and blanket? Either way even if I wanted to, with some creative framing you could get about 6" all around to the edges.

So my hearth is 6'5"x5'4". Just about the same as Cheesesteak. Good to see that he was able to fit the oven well.

I designed it in SketchUp with two or three different dimensions and this is the one that felt the best. I am going to have to very carefully watch the exact center location of my oven so that I have the correct tolerances. I also have backup plans to "adapt" if I need up to 4 more inches on each side.

Worse case, is after my soldier row, I decide to go a little smaller, but I think it will work out.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:32 AM
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Agreed, but that's the hearth, not the slab. He said his slab width is 6 feet. That leaves 7/2" on either side of the slab, or 3.5". Not much, and if you use perlcrete instead of framing and board, it might be wider. (I don't think that 1" balnket overlapped in 3 layers is anything like 3". Mine is more like 4-5. I would have made the slab wider, and especially longer as per the FB plans.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:32 AM
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Also, I'm in Westborough, near Worcester.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:36 AM
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jatsrt,
I used blanket and perlcrete because I wanted an igloo style oven. I like the look. I also covered the perlcrete in 2 coats of fortified surface bonding cement. (Like stucco, but more waterproof). In the end the sides of the outside of the dome were flush with the 96" hearth width. Here it is:
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/4...oca-16053.html (42" Pompeii Build in Boca)
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:37 AM
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Very close to Charlton. I assume you got through the Springfield tornados ok?
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:48 AM
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Some minor paio furniture damage only when the weather came through.

Both of you guys have great looking ovens. So, you are completely correct on all the tolerances, very tight. I'll use it as an excuse to push myself.

When all is said and done, the slab will pretty much be completely hidden. Just enough to help hold up the outer masonry work.

Also, Instead of assuming 8" for studs and backer board, framing around the dome allows the insulation to come almost to the outer sheeting if needed. So there is much less "empty" space inside and you gain almost 7".

I had a design that I was going to igloo, and I had another 8" all sides for that, in the end I decided I wanted a hut instead.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:26 AM
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We're watchin'. Good luck, though it doesn't look like you'll need it! Glad to hear not much damage.

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