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Old 06-01-2014, 02:53 AM
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Thanks Dave,
Looks like the lifespan of Hebel is not an issue.
I still will try to apply your advice, though.
Just took a photo of my hearth bricks, which are of course pressed clay pavers with rounded edges.
They seem to beholding up OK.
The arch bricks are wire cuts, Littlehamptons. I have managed to chip a couple with the peel.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:10 AM
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Dave, why did you decide to put a brick veneer over your stucco finish? Were you having water problems? I'm planning a dome (for visual reasons) and am planning stucco finish on a slab top similar to yours. Any problems with leaving it that way?
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:02 PM
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G'day
The rendered dome was never a problem with water. I did have a crack at the junction of the back of the brick chimney and the render. Wheather kids climbing over the dome or just plain diference in temp I dont know. I chased out the crack, filled it with paintable silastic and it was never a problem from then on.
The chimney and entrance structure is all supported on a single skin wall of brick and I seen the sense in buttressing it. The skin of brick was an extension of this and I like the look. The added advantage is that the house brick are water resistant and I don't have to paint the dome render from time to time as I had been doing.
The single " problem" regarding water has always been the entrance and rain getting on the firebrick entrance floor and wicking it's way back into the oven itself. I extended the entrance at first and finally have an external plug style door. Rain doesn't fall gently strait down around here. It's usually a storm with winds that push 2 inchs of rain in an hour all sideways.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:32 PM
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G'day
Using an iPhone 1 pic per post

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Pic of the back of the external door. It has an alumimium rim which fits into the entrance and stops anything that blows around it. The bottom is a piece of hardwood attached at a slight angle. Thus the weight of the hardwood plus a firebrick effectively keeps the door up against the brick without the need for hindges or catches to be drilled into the brickwork.
This is still mk 1 and works well enough and is not to ugly so I havnt changed it.
The black mark on the face of the door in the previous post is flying fox poo. They're a large fruit eating bat, so the poos highly acidic. It will strip the paint off you car if you leave it same with the dome paint. So the domes got the added advantage off being flying fox poo proof.
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