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brickie in oz 01-20-2011 08:22 PM

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Ive started the quest to gather the ingredients to make oven number two.
Im going for red/blue clinker bricks for the corners (quoins) and am going to infill with basalt cut to size to fit.
Ive bought a load of Bluestone (Basalt) blocks that I still have to pick up.

Ive got Squints for the oven door and arch, I priced these at one demo yard and they wanted $3 each,:eek: I ended up getting them at a different yard for 30 cents each.

Same with the bricks, the expensive yard wanted $2 each, I got them elsewhere for 80 cents each.

Id like a Welsh slate roof but at $4 each second hand for the slates Ill think of an alternative.

The oven will be a barrel type with clay pavers as the internal oven.

The oven floor will be 300x300x40 fire bricks recycled from the old oven with a course of solid reds underneath.

Under the floor will be vermiculite.
On top of the oven will be 2" of ceramic blanket and at least 4" of vermiculite.

Any thoughts/ideas/remarks welcome.

mn8tr 01-21-2011 05:18 AM

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I don't know how you do it after laying block all day and then come home and work on the oven. Energy drinks?

brickie in oz 01-21-2011 12:17 PM

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I usually take a protein and glucosamine drink in the morning to get me going and drink a Gatorade type drink during the day to stop dehydration.

Maybe its because Im still only a young fella, Ill be 56 in March. :)

david s 01-21-2011 08:09 PM

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I'm told everyone over 50 should take glucosamine as the body's natural production of it drops off. You're meant to slow down after 50 but those of us who still have a big list of things to do before we drop off the perch need that boost. I'll be 61 this year, still run 50K/week.

Tscarborough 01-21-2011 08:42 PM

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Nice. I like those brick.

brickie in oz 01-21-2011 09:55 PM

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I scored some 1860's shaped radius bricks when I was out detecting in the goldfields :cool:
Im sure I can find a spot for them somewhere in the outer oven shell..

I also tell everyone I meet they should take glucosamine.. :p
You can really feel the difference, Ive been taking it for about 10 years and most of my aches and pains went and never came back.

brickie in oz 01-22-2011 07:31 PM

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I bought some bluestone pitchers today for the oven outer shell, they had a former life as street guttering or lane way paving here in Melbourne. (they just love ripping up or pulling down history in Oz. :( )

Im just waiting for a masonry table saw to arrive to cut the bluestone then I will make a start. :cool:

david s 01-22-2011 08:03 PM

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That bluestone should do really well. It's really dense stuff. By the look of the ancient Roman and medieval ovens they just used rocks mortared together.

brickie in oz 01-25-2011 08:48 PM

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Rough set out with brick quoins (corners) and stone infill.

The old oven base will just act as fill for the new one. :p

brickie in oz 01-30-2011 08:42 PM

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Finally!!:rolleyes: the bricksaw I bought off epay has arrived so I can make a start on cutting the stone..

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