#11  
Old 06-13-2011, 02:31 PM
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Posts: 397
Default Re: what type of concrete to use on the casa 2g80

Hi Kevin0422,

You need three coats of stucco for a traditional finish. Scratch and brown coat are your first two coats, then you can finish with, a finish coat (your third coat) or mortar, or stucco, with color. You can buy additives or you can buy a premix finish coat of waterproofer for the last coat.

Stucco is essentially mortar and, in fact, you can buy a mortar/stucco product, which is what I used to mortar the bricks AND stucco the sides of my enclosure. I only bought one product then painted over it. I used "Sakrete mortar/stucco" available from Home Depot.

It might seem a little overwhelming at first. You can use any or all of the products in your post. If it were me I'd buy a mortar/stucco product and do all three coats with it, then decide if you will tile sooner, or later. If you tile later you can add a waterproof color layer or a premixed waterproofer on the last coat until then.

There are options but the least expensive and most straight forward approach is to get stucco/mortar on the dome now, then decide how to seal it. Thinset, tile, grout, and silicone sealer will keep moisture penetration to a minimum. I don't see a point in adding a color to the last coat of stucco if you will tile the dome eventually. If you decide to tile much later then consider a white stucco finish with additives. That should hold you until you complete the project.

Cheers,
__________________
Bob


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-30-2011, 06:34 AM
Serf
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: skagit county
Posts: 4
Default Re: what type of concrete to use on the casa 2g80

I'm having the same questions, and there aren't any answers in the places you suggest. There aren't any installation instructions that come with the oven that explain what to put on the outside. It's very vague. Can you be more specific... like instead of telling us where to get the information (which appears not to be there)... tell us what the information says
thank you
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-30-2011, 07:18 AM
mrchipster's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Posts: 1,260
Default Re: what type of concrete to use on the casa 2g80

For the final coat you might want to consider a product called quickwall it is a fiber reinforced concrete, very tough and waterproof, it is expensive compared to stucco but goes on smooth. I used it to line my in ground pool in Minnesota so I can tell you it is very durable and completely waterproof. I also recommend using a latex or vinyl additive ton the mix to increase it's durability.

One tool I would buy because of the curved nature of some of the trowel work is a pool trowel, it is a flat trowel with full radius ends, this will allow you to make nice smooth internal curves where needed.

The other tool I would get is a sheet rocking tool that looks like a window squeege it has a soft rubber edge and a semi stiff back. This tool makes smooth surfaces easy to get.

Chip
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-30-2011, 02:00 PM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,824
Default Re: what type of concrete to use on the casa 2g80

I find it most odd that your supplier has not provided this information. You should ask them and do what they say. If you take advice from someone unauthorized you will have no recourse on the product.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
42" Pompeii at the Concrete Casa michaewa Brick Oven Photos 72 03-08-2012 08:05 PM
Casa 2G80 weight of pieces ? groveb Modular Refractory Oven Installation 1 05-05-2011 04:50 PM
Obligatory first-time-mortar-concerns post kebwi Tools, Tips and Techniques 16 11-10-2009 03:04 PM
Curing Concrete and Masonry Xabia Jim Tools, Tips and Techniques 21 03-31-2008 02:15 PM
Brick type and concrete test. wg_bent Newbie Forum 12 09-15-2007 09:44 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC