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Old 04-13-2013, 02:55 PM
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Default Re: 36" oven in Colorado Springs

Looking good.....plan on picking at least another bag or two of heatstop
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:19 PM
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I like the design of the patio with the built in fire pit. Keep the pics coming!
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:37 PM
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Default Does cut side of brick have to go in back?

Question for those who are more knowledgeable.

For the first course, I plan on using 1/2 brick and laying it "flat", so it only is 2.5" tall for the first course (I plan on having a "low profile" oven).

My idea is to make one cut on a brick and have two identical shapes, as shown in the first picture. Then cement them in place as shown in the 2nd picture. The thought with this is that it will create a very small gap to mortar (less mortar, and possibly creating a strong base), but this also means the cut side isn't in the back, but will instead be on the side.

Is this ok? I know everyone says put the cut side in back, I'm sure so that the "fired" side of the brick are always facing in. Does having a cut side facing sideways make a difference? When you get near the top and use 1/3 of a brick, a cut side must face sideways. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: 36" oven in Colorado Springs - progress

Finally, some good weather and time off.

Finished vermiculite hearth and Ceramic fiber boards.

And yes, the mason has been doing a lot of work too, as you can see.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: 36" oven in Colorado Springs (oven floor)

Was able to cut some fire bricks and lay out the oven floor.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:14 PM
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finally some progress, we're going vertical!

1. re-cut some of the floor bricks to make it have cleaner lines.
2. mock up of the oven (1st) arch.
3. beginning of the 1st arch and 1st course.
4. overhead of the first course.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:11 PM
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Did you get the stuff for your I.T. ?
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:38 PM
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Did you get the stuff for your I.T. ?

Yeap, and that's on the list to assemble next. I'm using a swivel/castor wheel with a threaded rod and turn-buckle.

Thanks for the reminder, any and all questions/recommendations are welcome.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:41 AM
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Question for those who are more knowledgeable.

For the first course, I plan on using 1/2 brick and laying it "flat", so it only is 2.5" tall for the first course (I plan on having a "low profile" oven).

My idea is to make one cut on a brick and have two identical shapes, as shown in the first picture. Then cement them in place as shown in the 2nd picture. The thought with this is that it will create a very small gap to mortar (less mortar, and possibly creating a strong base), but this also means the cut side isn't in the back, but will instead be on the side.

Is this ok? I know everyone says put the cut side in back, I'm sure so that the "fired" side of the brick are always facing in. Does having a cut side facing sideways make a difference? When you get near the top and use 1/3 of a brick, a cut side must face sideways. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
I'm putting the cut face of my brick facing the interior of my dome. Nobody ever said that you can't and everyone that I asked said it's no big deal.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: 36" oven in Colorado Springs - IT and 1st course completed

IT assembled and 1st course completed.
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