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Old 06-06-2013, 05:45 AM
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By adding that much more water your concrete will be weaker. If you use a superplasticizer you can get it more fluid without having to add that extra water.
This is out of sequence for the thread, but I did look up superplasticizers and they seem to be quite the product. Now I am searching locally for a product that I can use. Looks like you can get the fluid consistency needed for quick placement without the additional amounts of water. We pump concrete on a regular basis for projects I work on, I never even checked with the concrete company what they put into the concrete to allow the very fluid mix and still get design strength concrete.

I am looking forward to playing around with this new item! Thanks for bringing up the topic --You are right again..
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:49 AM
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:39 PM
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Default My first few bricks drystacked

Here is the beginning of the first course dry stacked. You can see that I am going for a very simple design as far as the transition between dome and arch opening is.

Sorry, I don't know why some of the pics are coming out sideways.
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Default Re: Rockland County, NY 36" build with pictures.

My first few bricks mortared in. I'm using the home brew method.


3 parts sand, Maybe 3.5 parts sand.
1 lime
1 portland cement
1 fireclay.

After these first few, I will work harder getting less space between the bricks where they face the inner part of the oven.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:36 AM
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Here is the beginning of the first course dry stacked. You can see that I am going for a very simple design as far as the transition between dome and arch opening is.

Sorry, I don't know why some of the pics are coming out sideways.
Aren't you lying down on the job?
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Default Re: Rockland County, NY 36" build with pictures.

Use a rubber mallet to help use tap the brick joints tight. Also soaking the bricks buys you a little more time in setting a brick. Me being a novice brick layer needed all the time I could get to position the brick.
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Use a rubber mallet to help use tap the brick joints tight. Also soaking the bricks buys you a little more time in setting a brick. Me being a novice brick layer needed all the time I could get to position the brick.
Another piece of advice, mix very small batches of mortar until you get the hang of laying the bricks. I also made sure I placed one or two bricks on the next course up at the end of the workday, it made it easier to start the course with one or two bricks solidly fixed.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:04 PM
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Good advice Mr. Chipster and Mr. Beehiver. Thank you.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:59 AM
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Default my system for compound cuts on the saw.

This is my system. Shall I stick to it? I'm trying to build this oven, the simplest easiest way. If that includes eyeballing the angles, so be it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:04 AM
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Default dry stacking the beginning of course two.

As you can see, I am not cutting weird angles on the transition bricks as I did on the first course. I'm filling in the little empty triangles with mortar.

Anyone see a problem with this?
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