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Old 06-08-2008, 05:12 AM
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Benjamin and Mia are one year old today!

To celebrate, I made my first official purchase for the BenjaMia Bakehouse project...

....three tons of crushed concrete (22a mixture) for $18 including tip!

but I'll keep scrounging, collecting, recycling, reusing
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:12 PM
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Here's the building stripped of it's siding....and Mia doing an inspection.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:13 PM
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Inventoried the firebricks...enough for the dome and insulation.
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Default Re: Ben and Mia's Oven

So are you going to build the oven in that building?

Congrats on the birthdays! First children?
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And ... (I probably missed it) but where did you score all of those bricks?
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:56 AM
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Jim, I hope you know how lucky you are, getting to build another oven....
I lie awake nights just dreaming of a chance like that.

Those bricks look good!

(And there's another one for "things that have changed since I built my oven": I get really excited about piles of old bricks...)
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:49 AM
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Dave, I'm a Grandpa with twin grandchildren! That's my wife with Mia, the firstborn babe....Benjamin was a half hour later!

The firebricks for the BenjaMia Oven came from Western University in Kalamazoo....they just tore down their old ceramics/pottery school and I was able to pick up whatever I wanted...so a full pick up truckload! I like finding free and recycled stuff (or cheap stuff like your firewood) and have been finding cinderblocks, used rebar, a steel plate for under the oven, lots of various lumber and even a set of concrete forms (2x6) which had previously been roofing trusses so this is at least their third use...fourth for the cures?

Dmum suggested keeping the building and putting the oven in the back through the back wall.....so we decided to build a bakehouse using the old building...should be interesting building it inside. I've dubbed it the BenjaMia Bakehouse Project.

My son in law Gary suggested we move the building and my wife suggested a slab. (It's easy ) So we have the forms ready to pour this week and the building will be moved back into the corner on an angle.

The building has been homes to racoons, squirrels, etc. so we stripped it inside and out. It will be slid over to the new slab at the end of this week. It's on pvc pipe rollers now just to move it out of the way for the new slab.

Yup Frances, the second oven is going to be much more fun than the first. The project grew into a bakehouse but in the end I think it's going to be fun teaching the twins how to bake.

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Old 06-09-2008, 04:54 AM
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Moving the building out of the way....pvc pipe on 2x6 boards

Ready for the pour....the recycled concrete mixture of sand and gravel was compacted by a couple of thunder storms....worked great....I threw in a piece of chain link fencing where the oven will be and it's a couple of inches thicker there.

The concrete mix is going to be 6 bag instead of 5 for additonal strength.
2 yards so we will pay the big bucks for the readymix delivery.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:10 PM
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Default Order the ready mix!

well, I called the ready mix folks and they said "how about in an hour" !

big time storms and rain here so not many pouring concrete

....here we go!

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Old 06-09-2008, 01:44 PM
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Jim,

Nice scrounging. I love the makeshift chainlink/rebar - brilliant!
Your project is SO COOL. Turning the old building building into a bakehouse has me green with envy!

Can't wait to see how this works out.
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