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brung99 10-22-2012 05:03 AM

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I have been doing lots of work over the past couple of years in our backyard. Shortly after moving in we had a pool put in, and we are now half way through the outdoor kitchen area to compliment it.

I hope you enjoy watching my progress.

The first photo shows the location of our outdoor kitchen next to the pool.
The small room in the right of the photo is a bathroom/changeroom for the pool.As you can see, the roof is yet to be installed.

The WFO will be installed against the brick column in the back corner.

The last 3 photos show the layout/rebar setting and drystacking of the besser blocks.


brung99 10-23-2012 03:12 PM

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Next series of photos show the stand and hearth being completed and concrete pour.

I cut away the sides of the concrete blocks to allow the core fill concrete and hearth concrete to be poured without the need for any forms on the outside edge of the slab (except for the angled front).

I used tie wire to attach length of rebar across the floor of the hearth to the vertical lengths from inside the walls.

The hearth reinforcing was then completed with a piece of concrete mesh laid over these rebar strips and attached with tie-wire.

brung99 10-23-2012 03:19 PM

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brung99 10-23-2012 03:23 PM

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Finally, all form work removed after a couple of days drying time - luckily it remained standing !!

brung99 10-28-2012 04:46 AM

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After completing the hearth stand, I realised it was still a bit low for my liking. Even taking into account the 50mm (2in) calsil board insulation and 50mm floor tiles, I decided to add a further 50mm by mortaring in some 50mm hebel blocks directly on the reinforced concrete slab upon which to lay the calsil. This brings my finished cooking floor height to 1100mm (approx 43 inches).

The following photos show the hebel/calsil insulation layer and the 4 wall sections and floor tiles being fixed. Joints were sealed with refractory mortar.

brung99 10-28-2012 04:52 AM

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Laurentius 10-28-2012 01:51 PM

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Hi Bruno,

Nice set up. What size is your oven, did you mold it yourself?

brung99 10-28-2012 05:08 PM

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The oven is 1000mm internal. They are produced in Italy and I bought it from the importer here in Sydney. Comes as a complete kit except for the external render of course. I will be leaving it as an igloo shape.


Laurentius 10-28-2012 06:07 PM

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And does it come with ceramic fiber blanket for the dome?

brung99 10-29-2012 01:00 AM

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The kit is supplied with 25mm ceramic fibre blanket. Enough for 2 layers so it will be 50mm thick insulation.

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