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Old 03-28-2013, 02:17 PM
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It is my second day of cutting and I have to admit I did not expect so much dust.I have to mop the balcony every hour.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:22 PM
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I hope you are wearing a mask, that brick dust is dangerous to inhale.Apart from using a wet saw you may be able to rig up a very fine mister to reduce the dust problem. Good luck.

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:27 PM
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I am wearing a mask and I also wear my helmet with glasses because there is lot of debris flying around when cutting with an angle grinder.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:19 PM
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Gudday
My sympathy goes out to you... I can taste brick dust just reading your comments. If I had to cut brick on my balcony my wife would have put a stop to oven building quik smart!
Try just using the angle grinder to scrib a line and use you brick bulster to finish the cut.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:06 AM
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I got some old used-to-be stained pieces of wood that my wife used to support her climbing plants. I am thinking of using this as fuel for the curing phase. Do you think that whatever stain is left in them to make them waterproof, is going to create a problem to the oven?
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:49 AM
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Hello Giol

I would not use any wood that has any kind of stain or waterproofing on it to bun in your oven at any time. You never know what kind of chemicals or toxins it will give off.

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Old 03-29-2013, 03:47 PM
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I got some old used-to-be stained pieces of wood that my wife used to support her climbing plants. I am thinking of using this as fuel for the curing phase. Do you think that whatever stain is left in them to make them waterproof, is going to create a problem to the oven?
I would not use it. There is no telling what the stain is made of. Think about any chemicals that have been applied to the plants. There should be plenty of options out there for a curing fuel without taking risks.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:59 AM
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You are right.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:21 PM
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I need your advice on the transition and vent i am thinking of.
I have a 20x10x2 inches firebrick i used as pizza stone on my bbq and i am thinking of laying this across the top of the opening.
I already have a stainless steel arch (18 wide x 11 high ). I am going to put some high temp mortar between this arch and the firebricks on the sides and lay the big firebrick on top of the peak of the arch. The big firebrick will be supported on its two edges on firebricks of the 3rd course and there will be mortar between it and the steel arch.
Now comes the difficult part : i want to cut out a rectangle (10x5) from inside the big firebrick. So the big firebrick becomes a frame/basis for the vent. This frame will be protruding over the opening without additional support on the two external corners.
Do you think the forces of the dome pressing down on the big firebrick will cause a problem or will it help support the protruding part?
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:21 AM
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Can't give advice here except to say that cutting a rectangle out of the centre of a large firebrick will be difficult and lead to weakness at the inside corners. Not saying it wouldn't work, but if it does fail it will be hard to fix. There are some good solutions by other builders that I think would be more suitable, although if you think you can do it forge on. Love to see different solutions.
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