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I agree about the excessive weight factor, which also goes for brick fences and letterboxes with inadequate foundations, however if your oven only weighed around 200 Kg (400 lbs) like a Primeva oven, that would be the equivalent of two big blokes standing side by side on the deck and the structure should be plenty to hold that weight.
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Virgil, your idea sounds pretty cool. I've seen a couple of decks built up to and around masonry firepits....they really looked good.

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I agree about the excessive weight factor, which also goes for brick fences and letterboxes with inadequate foundations, however if your oven only weighed around 200 Kg (400 lbs) like a Primeva oven, that would be the equivalent of two big blokes standing side by side on the deck and the structure should be plenty to hold that weight.
True, but it's the four big guys (800 lbs) milling around the oven (400 lbs)playing with the fire that will overload the deck.

Sounds like Virgil has his plan, though.
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Hey Virgil,
Sounds like you are planning to do what I am. I have an existing deck that I plan to remove the railing on. I would then build up to the deck level and build on top. I will try to attach a few Sketchup pics, that I think will show my plan.

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Let me try this again.
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Hey George, looking good. That's a lot of masonry. If your outer finish is face stone or tile, you may want to consider just supporting your dome slab on piers, and doing the rest of the structure with metal studs and cement board.

I notice that the sketch-up guy noticed us making fun of him, and ditched the tee-shirt over the long sleeve shirt look.
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Tigersmith -- great pics. that is exactly what I plan on. Although it probably will not be nearly as nice!!!
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I notice that the sketch-up guy noticed us making fun of him, and ditched the tee-shirt over the long sleeve shirt look.
He also had a sex change operation...


Time for the new glasses...



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Time for the new glasses...
If that's sketch up gal, she's looking awfully butch in her jeans and tee shirt.
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If that's sketch up gal, she's looking awfully butch in her jeans and tee shirt.
I think the hair and feminine attributes definitely take the masculine theory off the table.

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