#11  
Old 06-23-2008, 03:57 AM
SpringJim's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Posts: 561
Default Thermocouple adaptation

I used a plastic waterpipe piece to make a tube in the perlcrete layer.

One at the top and one at the bottom of the insulation layer.

Then I can install and/or remove thermocouple probes as needed!

A little vaseline on the tube, then rotate it while the perlcrete is curing. For the top tube I covered it with a little more cement based perlcrete and will level that surface with the fireclay/sand mix before the hearth bricks are placed.
Attached Thumbnails
BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1325.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1329.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1331.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1339.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1340.jpg  

__________________
Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by SpringJim; 06-23-2008 at 04:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-23-2008, 03:59 AM
SpringJim's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Posts: 561
Default Perlcrete and bricks

Insulating layer done!
Attached Thumbnails
BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1332.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1336.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1338.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1341.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1345.jpg  

__________________
Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-23-2008, 04:03 AM
SpringJim's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Posts: 561
Default Granite Landing

I found some old Granite steps from demolition of a Bank Building.

...gonna make a great landing!
Attached Thumbnails
BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1346.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1349.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1350.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1351.jpg  
__________________
Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-23-2008, 03:36 PM
james's Avatar
Brick Oven Merchant
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Posts: 4,648
Default Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

Nice find. That will look great.
James
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-23-2008, 03:41 PM
dmun's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey USA
Posts: 4,216
Default Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

It baffles the mind that it would have ever paid to scorp out the back of the step like that. Mind you, this was before sintered diamond saws, and that was a lot of cutting.

Great piece.
__________________
My geodesic oven project:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-23-2008, 04:35 PM
asudavew's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: san angelo, texas
Posts: 1,876
Default Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

Quote:
Originally Posted by james View Post
Nice find. That will look great.
James
Indeed.

How much did it weigh?
__________________
My thread:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My costs:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My pics:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-24-2008, 04:24 AM
SpringJim's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Posts: 561
Default Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

I dunno...it was heavy! Took two people to unload it off the back of the pickup and position it in place. I can lift one side at a time to set it where I need it and shim it up to the same level as the new floor.
Attached Thumbnails
BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1373.jpg  
__________________
Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-24-2008, 04:28 AM
SpringJim's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Posts: 561
Default Hearth time!

I mixed a bag of fine sand with a bag of clay and dumped it on the insulating layer. This was used to give some more thermal mass and level the hearth for firebricks. I used the dry method and it worked well (so far!)
Attached Thumbnails
BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1355.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1357.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1358.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1359.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1360.jpg  

__________________
Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 06-24-2008, 04:31 AM
SpringJim's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Posts: 561
Default Hearth

Finished the hearthfirebricks and laid out the first course.
Attached Thumbnails
BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1361.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1362.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1364.jpg  
__________________
Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 06-24-2008, 04:33 AM
SpringJim's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Posts: 561
Default The first course in process

so far so good!
Attached Thumbnails
BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1366.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1374.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1375.jpg   BenjaMia Bakehouse Project-imgp1376.jpg  
__________________
Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SPRING!!! and a new project cvdukes Outdoor Fireplace Design 62 10-13-2008 07:58 PM
London UK Oven Project readie Introductions 4 04-09-2008 10:39 PM
Help with my Masonry BBQ Project Xabia Jim Getting Started 0 01-14-2007 10:46 PM
new project - question 1 - stone slab? sakitome Newbie Forum 8 10-22-2006 05:34 PM
new in town doing special project larryodat Forum Guidelines 1 10-09-2006 03:06 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC