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Old 08-29-2013, 07:37 PM
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I had probably 10 gallons of clay and a heaped wheelbarrow of scrap brick. Kept 5 gal of clay and to the trash with rest. you can use the clay in your homebrew.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:59 AM
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Dry out the dust, and sell it on Ebay for the next oven builder?
Use the offcuts to wedge your bricks further up the dome?

Make a scale model of your oven?

Anyway, best to hoard it until you've definitely finished.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:34 AM
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On another topic, what does everyone do with their offcuts and saw waste? From the floor+soldiers+courses1&2+inner arch I've got nearly a full bucket of wet firebrick dust and a nearly full 40litre tub of offcuts .
Yeah, the bane of oven building. I had piles of it too. As Tex recommends, sift out some of the dust for fireclay to use in your home brew. Some of the larger brick cutoff bits may become usable as you get to the top of the dome. The rest is unfortunately landfill bound.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:07 PM
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The weather for most of today was pretty crap but it cleared up enough for me to get half of the third course on before dark.

I think I'll start from the back of the oven for future courses, with what I've done today I can see how easy it is to get compounding straight mortar joints rather than a stagger.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:09 PM
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Finished courses 3 and 4. I moved onto 1/3 bricks for course 4, the extra mortaring was a load of fun
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:24 PM
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It is looking great. I bet you can almost smell the pizza.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:03 PM
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It is looking great. I bet you can almost smell the pizza.
Almost. I'd really like to have the oven watertight within two weeks. Maybe I'll even get a pizza next weekend
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:14 PM
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Almost. I'd really like to have the oven watertight within two weeks. Maybe I'll even get a pizza next weekend
That would be pushing it, go slow with the curing fires, I think you should plan on 3 -4 weeks minimum. You do not want to put major stress on that nice structure.

Be happily with roasted veggies and or othe medium heat items while curing. You will be happier with minimal cracks, I have cracks but they are very small and oven is performing gerat after almost 2 years.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:49 AM
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Course 5 is on. Just the top of the arch transition to add tomorrow. I think i've avoided a bad droop although the transition is a bit messy.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:55 AM
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Coming along very nicely.
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