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Old 06-09-2008, 05:06 PM
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It's the reason we all use bricks at all instead of just a steel shell.
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Hey, I resemble that! I'm not using bricks for my dome. Granted my steel dome may be a bit unconventional but no bricks to crack or fall out. Lots of ways to skin a cat (as they say). :-)

Finished my excavation and today bent and welded up my rebar armiture for reinforcement. Picking up my stainless chimney tomorrow; Quikrete scheduled to arrive on Thursday, with any luck I'll be stacking blocks (already onsite) by this time next week. :-)

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Old 06-09-2008, 06:05 PM
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It's the reason we all use bricks at all instead of just a steel shell.
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Hey, I resemble that! I'm not using bricks for my dome. Granted my steel dome may be a bit unconventional but no bricks to crack or fall out. Lots of ways to skin a cat (as they say). :-)

Finished my excavation and today bent and welded up my rebar armiture for reinforcement. Picking up my stainless chimney tomorrow; Quikrete scheduled to arrive on Thursday, with any luck I'll be stacking blocks (already onsite) by this time next week. :-)

Wiley
I love the steel shell! Looks great, it took some real planning, and it took some serious skillz

Can't wait to see how you finish it all out.

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Old 06-09-2008, 08:14 PM
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conduction, radiant, cold air intakes, high tech coatings.......I gotta say, I'm a low tech guy on this - build a big scary fire (which is fun, mesmerizing, and hypnotic to watch) keep it going for an hour, let stabilize/cool for another 10-15 mins. and I'm good to go...I will admit to owning an IR (I guess I can be swayed to the "dark side).
I agree that the engineering types and tinkerers will never be satisfied (its an inherent trait that someone needs to posses for the world to progress - A GOOD THING); so thanks to those guys......but I still have to wonder every time I read a thread like this...Do they ever just build a raging fire and then just cook some good food???
Stop and smell the roses, taste the pizza, and leave the techno gadgetry and slide rule in the shop....enjoy what you've created, and hey - the next round is on me!!!
Thanks for all the insight...sorry to say, I have nothing constructive to add to your interesting read.

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Old 06-09-2008, 08:28 PM
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conduction, radiant, cold air intakes, high tech coatings.......I gotta say, I'm a low tech guy on this - build a big scary fire (which is fun, mesmerizing, and hypnotic to watch) keep it going for an hour, let stabilize/cool for another 10-15 mins. and I'm good to go...I will admit to owning an IR (I guess I can be swayed to the "dark side).
I agree that the engineering types and tinkerers will never be satisfied (its an inherent trait that someone needs to posses for the world to progress - A GOOD THING); so thanks to those guys......but I still have to wonder every time I read a thread like this...Do they ever just build a raging fire and then just cook some good food???
Stop and smell the roses, taste the pizza, and leave the techno gadgetry and slide rule in the shop....enjoy what you've created, and hey - the next round is on me!!!
Thanks for all the insight...sorry to say, I have nothing constructive to add to your interesting read.

RT

Well said.
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but you did forget... kiss the wife and children

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Old 06-09-2008, 08:48 PM
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Nobody here is interested in baking our pizza or bread over an open fire. That's why we have enclosures, and why you all built with certain parts that were good at retaining heat, and other parts good at insulating.

All of us want an oven that doesn't take forever to get to temp, and doesn't cool down the moment the fire is out.

I'm with you guys. I enjoy the process. I don't want to soup up an oven and tinker with it, I just want to make the wisest choices when I'm building so that I can enjoy the slowness of it after it's done.

Great Thoughts, RT
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