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Old 08-16-2013, 09:05 AM
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We are building the dome this weekend.
Hoping for decent weather.
It seems like I should skip the layer of foil.
Should i also add a ceramic blanket over my vert-crete over the dome?
We are planning 4" on top and 2" on the side of verti-crete
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:23 AM
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I think most builders put the blanket on the dome first, and then the vermicrete. The blanket is a much better insulating layer, so put it closest to the heat.

BTW - love your location!
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:58 AM
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I think most builders put the blanket on the dome first, and then the vermicrete. The blanket is a much better insulating layer, so put it closest to the heat.

BTW - love your location!
Dee
Thanks for your reply
I was up your way a few times in Gig Harbor.
I will pick up the blanket locally from DI
Glad you like the backyard, it's taken me a long time to get to this point
Have a great weekend
Michael
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:27 AM
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We got a few hours in this weekend.
Using Alsey fire bricks purchased in Mandeville, we finished the floor and side walls.
He did fill in the gaps with brick cut at angles.
The slate is fpo, it will be raised level with the floor.
The dome will be finished next weekend.
I quit adding up the money i am spending on this project. Lol
The width is only 28", smaller than what i wanted, but I wanted to fit it on the existing outdoor kitchen.
My mason is working out of town during the week, so i am competing for his time on the weekend with his honey do lists.
Michael

Update, we tore this down and changed the bricks so the oven would have less mass
I was confusing vermicrete insulation with brick mass
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:45 AM
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cfest

Trying to catch up on this oven style. What supports/buttresses that first course in the pic assuming the dome starts there? I found a few links of what i think you are building. Is that it?



Beautiful spot by the way!

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:51 AM
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We got a few hours in this weekend.
Using Alsey fire bricks purchased in Mandeville, we finished the floor and side walls.
He did fill in the gaps with brick cut at angles.
The slate is fpo, it will be raised level with the floor.
The dome will be finished next weekend.
I quit adding up the money i am spending on this project. Lol
The width is only 28", smaller than what i wanted, but I wanted to fit it on the existing outdoor kitchen.
My mason is working out of town during the week, so i am competing for his time on the weekend with his honey do lists.
Michael
Hi Michael,

Where is your insulation? Is it recessed into your slab?
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:02 PM
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Hi Michael,

Where is your insulation? Is it recessed into your slab?
Hi guys,
Yes, that is the design we are going for by allen scott.
A lental of 3" angle iron will be used as a suport over the door opening.
We will be adding a brick veneer on the sides and top, with a thermal blanket, then vermi-crete sandwiched as an insulation
We have 4-5" inches of 5:1 vermi-crete over the base
Here is a long shot from my security cam.
Thanks for the kind words.
Michael
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:53 PM
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Welcome to the forum Michael,
You already have some experienced neighbors and mentors on board. You have a beautiful setup there. I am looking forward to your build .
Thanks,
You would probably like my guitar bar on the dock, behind the palm tree.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:04 PM
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Hi Michael,

The major flaw in Scott's design is the insulation is below too much thermal mass to be effective for the casual user. If it was my build, I would stop now and add an inch or 2 of ceramic board under the hearth and oven's wall. Your should PM, Brickie in Oz, his first oven was a Scott, and he can give you the lowdown from his experience.
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Hi Michael,

The major flaw in Scott's design is the insulation is below too much thermal mass to be effective for the casual user. If it was my build, I would stop now and add an inch or 2 of ceramic board under the hearth and oven's wall. Your should PM, Brickie in Oz, his first oven was a Scott, and he can give you the lowdown from his experience.
Thanks, will do
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