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Old 12-11-2013, 01:21 PM
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Hi Steve,

Thanks very much for the advice - what you have said does make good sense. The blocks that I have sourced were from the demolition of - believe it or not - a particle accelerator! The cores were already filled when I got them, but the price was right It does make laying them a little harder though, least of all how much heavier they are...

I will need to lay another five courses before putting the hearth on (which I already have as a pre-cast item and will be mortared to the top of the last course) I did wonder if I should take the dyna-drill to the hearth once fitted and chem-set some reo through into the top course of stand bricks. I am hoping that the bricks will be strong enough without the reo, as with the cores filled I can put any in - a last option will be to dyna-bolt/chem-set three decent sized steel bars to the outside of each side of the stand on an angle to hold the whole show together.

The fact that they came apart so easily during demolition should indicate the eventual strength of your wall do your self a favour and consign them to the tip
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:43 PM
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Hi there I like your area, What part of the country are you in? Iam in Christchurch, and I would be putting as much steel in your base as you can scrounge up,
You wont need long bits but put them were it matters on the corners if you can and where the blocks meet you oven floor.

It will help when the weight goes on and if your foundations move... and dear I say the word, if you have a tremor.

Grant.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:38 PM
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Hi Grant,

Toomulla is in North Queensland not much chance of disappearing into the ground more so of getting blown away.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:47 PM
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Hi there, what part of the country are you in, Iam in Christchurch,

Like the look of what you are doing there, Iam building a pizza oven at the moment as well, just bricking the dome now.

good luck with yours.

Grant.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:51 PM
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Hi Grant,

Toomulla is in North Queensland not much chance of disappearing into the ground more so of getting blown away.
Yea sorry I new that, Iam not that good at this sort of stuff, I was trying to reply to the kiwi.

Cheers.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:54 AM
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Hi Grant,

Toomulla is in North Queensland not much chance of disappearing into the ground more so of getting blown away.
use more rio
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:29 AM
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Hi there, what part of the country are you in, Iam in Christchurch,

Like the look of what you are doing there, Iam building a pizza oven at the moment as well, just bricking the dome now.

good luck with yours.

Grant.
H Grant,

I'm in Plamerston North - so less of a shaking problem and more of a wind one instead!

I'm going to push on with the bricks I have, but make up an external steel skeleton of sorts that I will dyna-bolt to the bricks once they are all in place. Hopefully that will solve the problem of not having the cores cemented together. On the plus side, this isn't our "forever" house and, like a lot of the garden, is more of a trial!
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:56 AM
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That sounds like it will do the trick, and look quite cool to.

Grant.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:14 AM
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Looks like a great entertaining space. Good luck. I'll keep watching the thread to see your progression.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:52 AM
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Bricks all done, now installing the hearth

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