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Old 04-06-2013, 05:46 PM
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Maybe you would introduce less water into the oven if you soaked the Cal Sil rather than the bricks?
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:56 PM
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Are you a brickie, too?
Not by trade, although I built a house over thirty years ago and laid every block and brick. Done bits and pieces here and there ever since.
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Maybe you would introduce less water into the oven if you soaked the Cal Sil rather than the bricks?
That's what I am doing, and it seems to be working a little better. Brick on brick might not be as bad as brick on calsil, I just layed about 9 more on same course and still when wet, acts like a sponge but not as bad as dry.

But I can see if water got into the oven it would be a bitch to get the calsil dry, the bit I submerged, was taken out about 8pm last night and is still not dry. With it surrounded by brick hmmmmmmmm, a bit of a problem I could see.

That is part of the reason why I am leaving a small gap around the outer edge. To allow steam an unimpeded escape.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:27 PM
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Thats why I put a weep hole in mine, I know cal sil soaks up the water, but if even just a tiny bit of water escaped it would help.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:49 PM
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I am "masonry inpaired". I'd be scared to lay a brick without soaking it. What would be scarier, would be having to mix mortar for brickie. Somehow I don't think I would come up to scratch.....
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What would be scarier, would be having to mix mortar for brickie. Somehow I don't think I would come up to scratch.....
Dont worry Dave there was plenty before you who failed.....
I actually only found 4 or 5 blokes who could get their head around it for some reason, I mean, its not rocket science is it?

Water, sand, lime, cement and plasticizer, youd be surprised the number of nufnufs who would bring out a batch with no cement in it....
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Not by trade, although I built a house over thirty years ago and laid every block and brick. Done bits and pieces here and there ever since.
I once made a clay pot 30 years ago and use some every day too......doesnt make me a potter......
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Well I got the hearth level chain layed. Fixed up my arch [thx Allan] and put up a temp cover to protect from weather.

Hey Guys, you're all helpful, knowledgeable, insightful and I appreciate everything and all comments and responses to questions when asked, constructive criticism is always welcomed if it improves my build.

I feel we need to remember that some of us are not Professional Bricklayers, Masons, Oven builders, tradies, potters or whatever. ME I was in IT as a Consultant for 30 years, now in Mental Health Counselling big deal.

We are DIY'rs, handy people, giving oven building a shot. - PLAY NICE

Again thanks to all that have and are contributing to my build.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:06 AM
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Chill Colin......

24 pages and the base of the oven has just been laid, is this a new record?
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