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Old 03-30-2014, 06:35 PM
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It has been interesting to follow your build. I have a notion of building a portable oven one day and there is much to learn from others who are learning.

My dome is brick and finished in the usual way brick-ceramic fibre-mesh-vermicrete-render. I coated the render with Dulux Acratex as in the pic. As the name suggests it is an exterior acrylic texture finish. This was applied with a very coarse roller and left a slightly dimpled finish. You could vary the texture of the finish depending on the roller you use. Covers the minor imperfections and is waterproof. I am sure that you will find the equivalent in Essex.

Congratulations on your progress.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:20 AM
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Thanks Greenman I'll look it up.
Away to work tomorrow or wednesday, so the cement mixer's off back to the hire shop today, and a tidy up of the garden!!!

Had another pizza party yesterday. - Stoked the fire up a bit. 550+degC at dome walls, 450degC on the cooking floor. 1 1/2 hours to heat up, probably less than that but I had to wait for the inferno to go out - bit too much wood on the fire!!!
I should take into account that the oven was preheated from the evening before and was still sitting at 100+degC yesterday afternoon.
The crack in the arch opened up a bit, about 2mm as expansion took place, but arch was solid. Closed back up after firing , when the oven dropped to about 350degc.
No more cracks anywhere else.
Disappointed about the cracked arch - I am sure this happened on removing the form work, should have been more careful.
But it's very stable, provides a natural expansion joint and eventually will all be covered up. (I just know it's there!!)
I can always make another arch from remaining fire bricks at a later date, but probably won't.
All I need now is some of that Aussie climate!!!!!
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:34 AM
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Great work,
how about posting some pics.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:49 AM
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On their way. Waiting for my phone to upload to google drive.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:05 PM
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Not done a bunk on the photos.
Called back to the ship early!!!!!
Sailing at the moment.
Can't upload photos on satellite internet - way too slow.
Should get into a port over the next few days and hopefully will upload them via my mobile.
Missing the family, the dog and the oven!!
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:25 PM
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So here's the oven with cast vent arch attached, 7" 900mm flue inserted (loosely and sealed with tin foil until I fit a permanent stub adapter.
Note the temporary door made from a piece of my MDF form covered in tin foil. Lasted two days and is now crumbled at the top, but served it's purpose for pizza party and baked tatties at suppertime!!
You can also see the crack in the arch, and a bit of smoke staining.

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Side view of the oven.

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Tatties ahoy!! Keeping it simple.


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Taken Tuesday morning just before going to work.
Now coated with a 1/2" layer of blanket and vermicrete.
The arch shape is a bit ragged since I'd cut up the original form which got stuck when I cast the arch. So propped up some plywood offcuts with bricks to keep the vermicrete in place.
It will all straighten out with a grinder and have a les "plump" appearance....

I have a heap of large sandstone slabs left from patio project, so will be using this to face the arch and as a landing and worktop around the oven.
But that.s all another month away.
Got a good workshop where I am, so working on the door here.
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