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Old 07-29-2007, 09:43 AM
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Sorry for getting in this conversation late, but I'm looking at a potential oven site that is close to a house... but not as close as yours is. My concern is about the chimney. I believe either city regulations or physics suggests the chimney should be 2 feet taller than any structure within 10 feet. For me that would be a 2-story dwelling. I don't want to build a two-story+10-foot chimney.

Have you considered the chimney perfomance (or the effect of smoke) being so close to the side of your home?
For my area 99% of the wind comes from the north so the smoke will always blow away from the house. At least this has been my experience when barbecuing.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:00 AM
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I hear ya..

For those ready to take the plunge if the footing slab is WAY out of level in one direction (even up to 2") you can still dry stack the blocks and make this up in the support slab by adjusting the forms. Once the block are covered you will never see it. But if your gonna build the dome Id still recommend "practicing" on the block...
In my case, it was out of level about 3/4 to 1 inch. I was going to dry stack the blocks, and as you said, make up the difference on the hearth slab. Since I went to the trouble of taking the first stand down I figured I'd might as well get this one level to start with. I just finished it a few minutes ago and it wasn't nearly as tedious as I thought it would be. I got a bit of practice in and I learned that laying mortar in 90 degree weather with 75% humidity is NOT fun. I still have one more block to do though...
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:26 AM
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Looking good....Take a break and go stack the rest of them come on.... you can have the whole base up today. Go Go Go
Oh yea the humidity, when I moved out here from PA Id have to say that was a HUGE motivator..In the summer time working with my Dad we would start at first light literally and work till about noon sometimes when it got really bad. Now I'm in Bakersfield where a week of 105 is not at all un common among the other weeks of merely 98-100-02. Something about greener grass comes to mind....
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:36 AM
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Just finished the last block to level on the first course, and then I went ahead and stacked the second course. Two more to go. I'm taking a break in between each course so that should help. I'd go ahead and fill the cores with concrete and rebar today, but the backyard needs to be mowed.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:07 AM
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I must agree with BrianShaw, I am concerned that the chimney on this will not be up to code...may give you trouble when you try to sell the house. I believe the chimney must be 2' taller than any structure within 10 feet...
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:23 PM
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lol...well nobody said this wouldn't be a learning experience. Yea I kinda knew about the two feet over anything within ten feet, but I was hoping that I could somehow convince anyone asking that this wasn't technically a masonry chimney.
But to put my heart at rest with not ever having to worry about that, I've decided to move the stand over....again. I was actually done dry stacking everything as you can see in the pictures. I just finished taking everything down...again...and now I"m about to mix up some more mortar to start the leveling again. Oh well...at least I can get out of mowing the lawn...lol.
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Old 07-29-2007, 02:36 PM
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Just finished re-doing the first course. This location will satisfy the code, as the location of the chimney will be at least 10 feet away from anything. I'll stack the rest of the courses tomorrow.
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:25 PM
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... but I was hoping that I could somehow convince anyone asking that this wasn't technically a masonry chimney.
Me too, but then I investigated the Los Angeles building code and it seems that brick oven = outside fireplace, both of which have the same chimney code.

For my planned site I only need another 2 feet of clearance so I was going to put a 30 deg. bend in mine and angle the fluepipe over the oven and come up in the back of the oven enclosure rather than straight up the front. That would give me 10 feet from the structure. But then I started thinking that if it didn't have a chimney at all, then it might conform by default.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:42 PM
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(Okay, quick guys - let's think of something that'll make him have to move that first course again! )


Actually, being serious now, have you thought about putting it on the diagonal? You'd probably get a better set up that way.
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:06 PM
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(Okay, quick guys - let's think of something that'll make him have to move that first course again! )


Actually, being serious now, have you thought about putting it on the diagonal? You'd probably get a better set up that way.
lol, actually I have but decided against it b/c I'm not quite sure of what I'll utilize the adjacent space for. Better for it to just face forward so only that immediate area will need to be clear. Also, I'm cutting the 10' pretty close, and with it on the diagonal it would put the chimney about 1' closer to the wall of the garage. Nice try though...
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