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Old 12-29-2012, 11:03 AM
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:41 AM
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In all of your pictures, it always looks wet. Is it?
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:49 PM
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It is definitely wet when I am taking the pictures... I live in the rainforest. However, on dry days I am doing other things... the oven comes to mind on rainy days because that is when I am inside and I can see the beginnings of the oven haunting me from my studio window.

Got the perlcrete slab completed today... hope it sets.

fingers crossed... Annie
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:48 AM
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This morning the perlcrete is looking a little crumbly around the edges... just wondering how long to leave the forms on. Also, when mixing & making the perlcrete slab it was not really what you would call a 'pour' more like patting in a thick pie crust. I assume that if I have done this incorrectly that I can recycle the crumble and try again... true?

Annie... who cancelled her earthquake insurance so she can build the dome from real firebrick... fingers crossed that this year isn't the 'big one'
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:38 AM
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Sounds like you got the consistency pretty close. If it had been a "pour" type of consistency the portland would have settled to the bottom. You might want to cover the slab for a few days to keep it from drying out to fast. That will give it some time to cure. If they are not in your way leave the forms in place as long as possible. A couple of weeks if they are in your way. I removed some bracing from mine after about a week. The actual form was left in place to protect the edges much longer.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:10 PM
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Thanks Gulf,

I've got it all covered and it can sit for a bit... now I am practicing splitting brick with my new mason's chisel.
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Happy New Year! So glad to hear that you are forging ahead. Yours is such a unique and all natural build, I look forward to seeing/hearing of your progress. I can't wait to see that gorgeous cast iron door on the front of your oven. I don't know how you plan to use it (it looks so heavy) but it looks just the thing for a "Rustic Primitive" oven.

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:26 PM
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Thanks AT !

I am still slowly moving forward... we had some freezing weather so that slowed things down on the oven project. It was a good week beach combing though I found two paddles that I am sure I can convert to some kind of oven tools

As for the door I am thinking of doing a 2 door setup... the cast iron scene will be the outer door and be hinged somehow so when down it can serve as a landing platform and then the usual inner door to plug the oven opening.

The weather is warming up so this week I will add bricks to support the edge of the insulation slab a little beach sand and then lay out the oven floor.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:17 PM
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Hi Annie,

Looking good. What size oven will it be?
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:11 AM
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It will be a humble little 28" oven floor... enough for a nice pizza... but also I have an idea for a 'stone rack' so I can do different kinds of baking on 2 levels.
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