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Old 10-01-2011, 09:03 AM
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I agree that the bricks were a poor choice but free is hard to resist sometimes
I disagree. If you had known ahead of time this would happen you would have passed. I may have done the same thing buying bricks that were seconds, relying on the salesman's claims that they were off-color and not perfectly rectangular. If my oven cracks and crumbles upon firing I'll do what you did, and rebuild it, only not in six days!

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I am one of those people who fly to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Utah to ski in the spring
Now you're really killing me! As one who averaged 20 days at Mammoth during college, I am much too busy now to fit skiing in and long for the youth of being able to ski three straight days of bumps. I am totally jealous!

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Old 10-02-2011, 10:39 AM
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John

Mammoth is SAHHH-WHEEEET skiing. I too skied a little in my youth, and a bit beyond, and miss that freedom tremendously.

My last day of skiing at Crystal Mt, by Mt Rainier, was 8in new with 2in rain on top. Cascade cement. You need to be able to move to cut turns in that heavy glop. But I also had plenty of neck deep days in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana and Canada. Used to sleep in my truck bed at ski area parking lots.

Spring skiing was my favorite. Sweet soft corn snow in the sunshine...mmmmmmmmm. Love it.

Although I would not give them up for anything in the world, this was all done BK...before kids

Sorry to get off track on a WFO site. Just brings back so many feeling and so much passion for carving a nice turn in fresh snow.

David

PS I hope to use homebrew for my up coming build this spring. Figured I had to throw some WFO thing into this post. I love all the info on this site. You guys are the best.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:42 AM
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If I skied one hard day of bumps now I might not be able to walk for three. Although, that might be an ok trade off My knees are shot...oldness kinda sucks.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:45 PM
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No more bumps for me rapidly approaching 55. Give me nice wide groomers and a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Put in another keystone today and took advise from the "What would you do differently" posts and added a Wine/beer glass cubby.

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Old 10-04-2011, 01:36 PM
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There are great things to be experienced with big GS turns on the corduroy. Speed, speed and then maybe a little more speed. But powder is still fine with me also.

Wine/ beer glass cubby...Check...another idea drops into the Oven Build folder.

Can I ask what you have behind your brick exterior? 4" cinder block or something else?

I have been thinking of doing a brick enclosure, but since I have zero masonry experience, I am not too sure of all the work involved. Building the dome might be enough brick work. This is a big DIY project for me.

I am trying not to bother you too much. Thanks for your time...

David
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:25 PM
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Used to sleep in my truck bed at ski area parking lots
Did this alot in college, but at least it was a van! The very best GS turns are (were) on steep hardpack...

Great-looking exterior bricks, Chip. The attractive feature of your cubby is that it's placed away from peels and brooms and tools that can knock your precious beverage down, not to mention it may be too high for my wife to reach...

Gianni 'Ingemar' Focaccia
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:32 PM
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Wine/ beer glass cubby...Check...another idea drops into the Oven Build folder.

Can I ask what you have behind your brick exterior? 4" cinder block or something else?

I am trying not to bother you too much. Thanks for your time...

David
No trouble at all, answering questions is how you will learn and I sure asked a number over the last while.

There are both 4 and 6 inch blocks, 6 inch to start out and then 4 inch set back to provide a brick ledge on the back side. But if you went straight up from your hearth they could all be the same size. The 6 inch are easier to work with. The set back was required because I am pinned into a corner and have no access to the back sides of the oven until 48 inches off the ground.

The top triangle will be backed with 1/2 inch tile backer board supported with metal studs.

Chop.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:50 PM
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Great-looking exterior bricks, Chip. The attractive feature of your cubby is that it's placed away from peels and brooms and tools that can knock your precious beverage down, not to mention it may be too high for my wife to reach...

Gianni 'Ingemar' Focaccia
St. Paul MN street brick, that stuff is as hard as granite. It has a real nice smooth side from buggies to cars driving over it for a hundred years.

Nice to do a little recycling.

The key stone is a piece of Chilton stone that I cut to shape. It is a nice hard limestone.


That height will just make it easier for my wife to see but at least it should not get broken.

Chip.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:20 AM
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Gianni 'Ingemar' Focaccia - Ingemar...That is awesome. Old school awesome. But I did love Alberto Tomba and Marc Girardelli in the 80's and 90's. Girardelli was the man all around.


Chip,
Thanks for your answer. I am sure there will be many more questions to follow. You guys have packed the site with so much info usually I can find my own answers if I look hard enough. Sometimes I just need a little clarity to help understand better even if I do find the answer. Just not too bright I guess.

I just love the brick enclosures. They are so dang cool looking.

Your build is looking great. I hope mine looks half as nice.

David...
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:16 AM
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Mrchipster-Thats a fascinating tale of woe. The worst disasters always make the best storys. I'm happy you were able to overcome the difficultys with persistence and hard work. I noticed that in your entryway that you are doing something that I was thinking of doing; that is, having a split-level floor to accommodate a tighter-fitting door seal. gmchm
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