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Old 11-21-2007, 06:40 AM
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The other option of course is to remove the concrete, and dig down to make a proper footing. But who wants to do that!?!? (Do I?)
My solution would be to rent a large gas-powered concrete saw. The push-behind kind that looks like a walking lawn mower with a water hose attached. You can cut outside the perimeter of where you want your foundations to be, and then cut up the inside into smaller blocks by cross-hatching back and forth. You'll only need it an hour or two, so really pretty cheap. You'll be surprised at how quickly you can remove the cut up concrete and dig a proper footing.
Or, you could just cut around the edge of where your oven is going to be. If your concern is cracking the patio, by cutting it loose, if it shifted it would gracefully settle as a unit, and not affect the separate patio. It sounds to me as if you have a good slab, and good layer of crushed stone, you really don't need any more than this, unless you are going to build an exceptionally tall structure.

By the way, you can get quotes from concrete cutting guys. It's quite a competitive business. I'd be a little intimidated by that piece of equipment, and I don't intimidate easily.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:09 AM
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The push-behind kind that looks like a walking lawn mower with a water hose attached.
Would that also cut thru the rebar?
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:33 PM
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I rented one a few years back. It was really easy to handle even though it had something like a 16 or 20 inch blade. I don't recall it acting any different when it hit the rebar...just cut through everything. The place I rented it from deals mainly with tradesmen. Because I picked it up at closing time on a Friday and had it back to them when they reopened on Monday, they only charged for 2 hours. I made about 45 linear feet of cuts in under an hour as soon as I drug it home... then spent the rest of the weekend looking around the place for anything else I could cut up with it. Sadly, I didn't find too much else to use it on.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:31 PM
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FB66, I hope your answers are clear for you. As for footings for frost in your area, you definately want to consult a local (repetable) building contractor to ask about the frost depth for you. Go below it by 6"+. As for permit, not if it is not attached. As for reenforcing footings with rebarb, see some of our photos at the foundation stage and what we have done (varying by depth). With regards to rebarb placement, it would be wise to know the size of oven you will build, area around cinder wall (4", etc) and areas where you want the rebarb reenforcing. You would need to calculate the blocks for each of the four sides and where the open areas would be (i.e. 4" from edge on 8" or 16" (either way)). This is the critical planning stage so take your time.
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:37 PM
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SteveP. It can freeze in San Jose, but happens rarely, and not enough duration to be a concern with frost depth. As for the Oven and the weight when finished, I wouldn't build on a four inch slab. Get the concrete saw, line the area on the patio that needs to be exposed for building the oven, and cut the four inch slab. It should not be intimidating as long as you line out the grid correctly (measure, measure, measure). Once you do the grid and do the cut, get a sledge hammer and start breaking apart. Tough physical work but cheaper than a contractor. You can likely rent a college frat kid needing a few bucks and have him break it up. Do go down a foot for strength and reenforce. Remember, these ovens are not light, they are not charcoal or gas grills.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:55 PM
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Acoma, thanks for your reply. I still have some thinking to do. I am tending towards dmun's suggestion - just cut the concrete and let the existing slab float.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:09 AM
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Christo,


I can hear that tiny wheelbarrow in your picture screaming from over here!!!!


That wasn't the wheelbarrow you heard screaming... I borrowed my mother in laws as well and it was a lot bigger.Between the footing and fill ALL (overkill) the cores I used 48 - 80 lb bags. And yes I could have gotton a truck but this offered the flexiblity I needed with time off of work and the changing weather.

I'm on "hiatus" until the spring. I'm going to use the time to sketch out my build and finish materials.

Happy Thanksgiving.
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