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Old 01-25-2012, 01:51 AM
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Default Re: DIY Casting Modular Oven

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Originally Posted by robertjusher View Post
Thanks for the cement info David.
I plan on casting mine in place on the firebrick floor... I was going to use hebel as an under floor insulator. I read somewhere and agree that a low first couse of fb will give you a hard edge to stop your peel chipping the sides of the oven and set the thickness for the hand formed casting to sit on. ,,,
I think this is a good idea. One other advantage is that you can start sloping the walls in above that first course, because making the castable stand up vertically is a bit tricky, once it starts to slope in it gets easier and easier. I've found the trick is to take a handful of the mix and use one hand to press in from the outside while using the other hand to make a flat, horizontal platform at the top of that handful. By working all the way around the dome in this way, you then have a good ledge to place the next course on top.
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