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Old 08-21-2009, 07:56 AM
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Thanks Ken.

I will keep you posted. Habve decided to air on the side of caution and add the rebar.

Cheers,

Iain
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:50 AM
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Iain,

For my own slab I used a combination of 1/2 inch rebar and some old heavy gauge wire mesh shelves I had laying around (I save everything for reuse!) Purists might only use rebar but I think anything that helps stiffen/strengthen the slab. If you have the time I would run by some scrap yards and see what catches your eye.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:37 PM
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Iain,
Remember that all of the weight of your walls, hearth and oven rest on the edges of your foundation slab. That is a lot of weight! Use the 1/2" if you can, its there to help distribute/support that weight evenly throughout the slab. You don't want that sucker breaking up after all is put together.
Looking forward to seeing your build. I have relatives in Inverness that are "thinking of building" but.......seeing is believing I guess.
Anyway, have at it, and have fun...that's what its all about.

Ian
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:05 AM
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Hi Iain,

Have you managed to find hollow blocks in Scotland? Struggling to find a supplier.
Think I may have to go for 16 x 8 x 4 solid blocks and put them on their sides?
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Foundation - Scotland build - require advice please

I heard a nasty rumor that Scots put corn on their pizzas ?

Can this be true ?
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:46 AM
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I heard a nasty rumor that Scots put corn on their pizzas ?

Can this be true ?
There is a strange Scottish clan that eat Tuna and Sweetcorn pizza. Don't understand it myself. Haggis Pizza is a treat though!
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:24 PM
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maybe next year i will be the one handing out the advice after completing my first perfect oven!!!
Iain,
Im Sure you will be.... Welcome to the club, Your foundation plans sounds good,,, Use the rebar if you can get it... I've seen other builders on the forum use plastic under the gravel but i cant help you with that..(sorry)

Cheers
Mark
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:58 AM
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Iain. I'm in Scotland too and looking to start a BBQ/Pizza Oven/Garden area at my place shortly... how did you find getting the building materials for the project. My local building supplier can do it but some of the requests I made raised a few eyebrows.
Mike... Rothesay
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:21 AM
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I got most materials from MKM, some bricks from Ebay, rebar emmm...pinched from a council job....

Looking to contact Central Refactories for fire bricks and chamber materials in the next week or so, think they are based in Falkirk
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:48 AM
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hi this is a message for Iain, I too live in Galsgow and am thinking of buidling an outdoor clay oven. I have had great difficulty sourcing materials but think i am getting there, Can I ask how you have got on?
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