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Old 03-20-2011, 02:24 PM
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I plan on it being in the concrete as a structural additive when I add the perlite layer.
Bmwdiver brings up a good point. If full-length soldiers are installed, would a 6" outside layer of vermicrete sandwiched between dome and a concrete wall, say, be an effective buttress? After all, the compressive strength is there, only this time sideways.

Bmwdiver, do you remember the range of repairs Salvo did?
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:28 PM
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Wow! You certainly created an interesting post. As for "stepping on my post" I don't mind at all. Your build has started a captivating thread with quite a few comments. I hope all the questions and comments are useful and you end up with a great oven.

Good luck and I will check back for additional posts.

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Old 03-20-2011, 05:01 PM
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"Another questionable element in your design is the brick floor that extends past the perimeter of your oven." Good point GianniFocaccia
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:45 PM
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That's one I plan on correcting after I decide on soldier or sailor first course. The floor will be marked and the excess will be cut off.

Thanks for pointing it out.
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Bmwdiver, do you remember the range of repairs Salvo did?
From what I remember it was mainly hearth repair/replace and dome brick replacements.


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Old 03-21-2011, 09:04 AM
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"If full-length soldiers are installed, would a 6" outside layer of vermicrete sandwiched between dome and a concrete wall, say, be an effective buttress? "

Not too many domes collapse outwards (I don't recall any on this site). Vermicrete with a concrete wall would be more than adequate. The wall would only need to be a couple of inches high.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:55 PM
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Ok well itís been a while and I have been bad about posting progress pictures. But all is going very well, although I am now running into a minor problem.

Iím trying to stucco the outer finish layer and canít seem to get the stucco screen to lay against the oven in any uniform way. If there are there any techniques out there that someone would like to share to make this easier, they would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-03-2011, 01:33 PM
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I don't have help with the lath, didn't use it on my first oven and am just starting with it on my second oven right now. My question is about your dome. Did you build a full hemispherical dome on top of your soldier course? I just ask because your door looks extremely tall, which leads me to believe your dome is also.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:51 PM
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Bmwdiver,
Don't know what kind of mesh you are using, but I used to use fine chicken wire and found the best way was to cut it into small pieces overlapping one another. you can either wire the whole lot in or place the pieces as you go. The smaller pieces cope with the problem of working over a compound curve. I no longer use mesh, but use fibres instead now- much easier.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:14 PM
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I don't have help with the lath, didn't use it on my first oven and am just starting with it on my second oven right now. My question is about your dome. Did you build a full hemispherical dome on top of your soldier course? I just ask because your door looks extremely tall, which leads me to believe your dome is also.
Shuboyje: Yes I did a full hemi over the Soldier course (actually Sailor in my case) the door opening is actually an optical illusion I have not yet added the outer landing bricks (antique bricks) so it appears larger than it actually is.

the inner opening is 13" the outer opening will be 17" this is because I am building a vintage looking door out of Epay. the inner dome height is 24". Not by design or anything just where it turned out as i built up Since this is my first oven I'm not sure if that is considered tall or not.


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