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Old 06-03-2010, 09:24 AM
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Default Re: Starting a 36" Pompeii oven...help plz

I would cut the block and use the angle iron...the angle iron is cheap for the support it provides. Here is a picture of my corner. How are you finishing the exterior?
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: Starting a 36" Pompeii oven...help plz

If you reinforce your platform, one it sets you won't need an angle iron. But if you keep it, do yourself a favor and get a pint of good "rusty metal" primer from the hardware store (not the usual spray can of gray primer), and then follow up with an enamel of your choice. You should get years of no rust with that combo in an outdoor environment.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:18 PM
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Ok...filling the cores tomorrow. Then working on form for the hearth slab. I decided to build about a 6" cantilever (shelf) off the front to extend the landing. I want to bend some rebar to go out to the shelf...what is the best way to bend it at home?

So if I do the shelf then I wouldn't be able to use the angle iron? Do I just support the shelf from underneath with like some 4x4's?

this thing has my mind churning.....so funny...

Chris
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:04 PM
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to bend my rebar for the hearth, I used a 3 foot section of metal pipe and an old clothesline post. I would put the rebar down the hole, grab it where I wanted it to bend, stick it in the large pipe cross piece of the clothesline up to where the bend needed to be, stick the pipe on it, then pull down till it was 90 degrees. I mixed that and pulling it over the cross piece for the roundish bends on the front of mine.
a word of warning***
I extended the front of my hearth a bit...maybe 8 inches. Once you have all that extra shelf in front of the landing it becomes really far to get to the back of the Oven. I havn'tfinished my build but I can already see that I would not make it so big next time.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:15 PM
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By the way, you can use rebar and angle Iron. here you can see my angle Iron

and here is the rebar
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:24 PM
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Default Re: Starting a 36" Pompeii oven...help plz

If you have a truck with a bumper that has ball mounting holes they make perfect rebar bending holes.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:31 PM
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Yes.....the truck bumper hitch hole...excellent....I have a reciever but I will remove the ball and flip it...(2" drop) and use that.....nice call.


So i had to work in the rain most of the afternoon, but got the form done but not leveled and secured properly.
I have a picture of the 36" inside diameter with some "wood" bricks (might be code in Ohio....lol) around the outside and then a mock 2x4 for where the wall will be eventually.
The angled piece of wood in the front is where the front edge of the shelf (landing) is. and the two pieces of wood are 12' for the tunnel, 19" apart...does this layout look right???? Any thoughts appreciated.

I have a lot more securing/leveling of the form tomorrow, then plenty of rebar bending and securing and I may pour the hearth tomorrow night.

Thanks for all the great advice all.

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Old 06-05-2010, 07:42 PM
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That looks good to me. I would have done a corner stand but that would have put the oven closer to the trees.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:43 PM
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make sure you remember to Level it. I had to go thru soem hoops to get mine leveled.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:15 AM
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Had to work under an "easy up" last night through the rain but we got the hearth poured.....I forgot to take a picture of the rebar before we filled it and just took at picture towards the end. The rebar you see is where the shelf comes out about six inches....from what you can see does it look like enough rebar.....my crew says overkill but better safe than sorry.
That being said I noticed this morning that there are a few cracks.....hairline but noticeable. I din't remove any of the supports yet, and where the crack is there is a support right underneath it. Any thoughts about these cracks??? I didn't see any on the base slab.

Well now I just need to scrape the cash together to buy my 36" Kit from FB.

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