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Old 10-11-2012, 05:21 AM
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With the trees out of the way my next course of action was to produce some plans for architectural review. Having heard horror stories about people going back multiple times (waiting two weeks in between each meeting) until they passed inspection, I knew I had to try and nail it on my first shot.

I've attached a couple of PDF's that show not only a layout of the patio area, but also an elevation for the oven. As with most things construction little things changed as I went through the building process.

After watching three out of five people get told to come back for the next meeting, I was admittedly a little skeptical of my chances. As I went through the whole thing they were actually quite happy with what I submitted. The only things they said they wanted was masonry on the inside of the wood storage area (which I'm going to stucco) and a non-shiny stack.

They stamped my drawings and I was set!
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:03 AM
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Here in Portage County Ohio, the footers have to be 48" by code. I've never-ever dug into any soil in NE Ohio that was frozen deeper than 12 inches. Most years anymore, four inches is about the limit on soil that does not get traffic.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:50 AM
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Great job on those drawings! I am so glad that i didn't have to do that. That looks to be a great build to watch and i am looking forward to your progress. Cheers!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:06 AM
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Totally agree Stormy, if the winters ever get to the point where it's frozen three feet down, I'm outta here! It really is overkill, especially since it's essentially being shielded from the wind on all but three sides.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:17 PM
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The whole pizza oven thing has been a dream of mine for probably a couple of years now. With harsh winters and unpredictable springs you pretty much have to figure out a way to knock something like this out in a summer and early fall.

Motivating myself to go through the BS with the architectural review was a milestone in itself. I told my dad that it had been approved, so whenever he had some down time in his schedule (he's an excavator) maybe we could dig this foundation.

No time like the present, huh? The following week he called me up and said, "Hey, we're just finishing up a job on your side of town. All my equipment is out that way, so why don't we plan on doing it tomorrow?"

Tomorrow!?!?!? Talk about a lighting a fire under my butt!

I was totally caught off guard, but sure enough he was there later that afternoon to drop off his mini.

"Get to bed early! We're going to dig, form, and pour this thing all in one day!"

Huh?
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:38 PM
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Hi D,

Excitement is in the air, good luck. Gambatta-kudasai=hang in there. Don't give up the fight. Give your best effort! And I'm adding stick to the plans.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:57 PM
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I was totally caught off guard, but sure enough he was there later that afternoon to drop off his mini.

"Get to bed early! We're going to dig, form, and pour this thing all in one day!"

Huh?
Must be nice to have those big toys available even if they show up with short notice. Best of luck tomorrow. Your life will never be the same.

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