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Old 10-26-2009, 04:49 PM
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For the hidden amount of my tax dollars that goes into his 1 million per game, the Vikes better do something right this year!

Finally I am ready to lay the masonry. The FB boards are mushy in areas where they absorbed water from the concrete, so I'm trying to dry them out with a heater. At least the hearth is enclosed now, and I can work through the winter.
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:00 PM
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Yeah, that's right...2000 pounds of firebrick in one haul. Now how to put these together to make pizzas.........
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:49 AM
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Wow,, very cool.... It will probably take longer to carry the bricks in than anything else..

good luck and keep posting pics

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Mark
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Old 10-31-2009, 02:37 PM
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Hello All,

Today we nearly completed the (what I call) the "thermal containment area" for the indoor 36". The hearth is 2 inches FB board, 1 inch percrete, and 4 inches structural concrete. The outermost walls are cement board. The dome will be covered by 5 inches of ceramic blanket, leaving an air gap between the dome and the cement board. The hole you see is the outside access door for inspections/repair.

I also started laying out the floor and soldiers. As you can see there is quite a bit of space competition in my little garage. Next week the brick cutting begins in earnest!

Cheers,
Eric
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:24 PM
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I'll be watching this one.

The best part is - the beer in the fridge is so close!
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:52 AM
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This is one of the coolest projects I've seen. Can't get any closer that this to the kitchen area!
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:31 PM
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This project has become an obsession! It's the most fun I've had in years, and I've learned new things and skills. My Christmas present to myself (last year a chain saw) just arrived, and in 15 minutes I finished cutting almost half the oven floor. This is great fun!
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:38 PM
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Eric,,,

Nice saw..... your build will definitely go faster now

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Old 11-16-2009, 03:53 PM
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Eric,,,

Nice saw..... your build will definitely go faster now

Cheers
Mark
Thank you. I struggled a little sinking this much money in the project, but the thing was on sale, and I have a bunch of other masonry projects around the house--and friends with theirs.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:10 PM
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Wow! Eric, I really want one in my kitchen, too. I'm building outside - as practice. Our kitchen will probably be the last place to get done, so I know I have plenty of time to practice - I was having visions of brick domes all over my yard - as practice.
It'll definitely be fun to watch your progress so please take tons of pictures!

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