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Old 10-02-2013, 11:19 AM
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No Comprende "bed joint"
Im talking about the visible seam between the firebrick and the granite, on the surface.
Sorry...my masonry translator isn't always on.

I'm sure your joint will be fine too...my suggestion had more to do with aesthetics than necessity.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:33 AM
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Sorry...my masonry translator isn't always on.

I'm sure your joint will be fine too...my suggestion had more to do with aesthetics than necessity.
Yeah it would look good, wouldnt it...... hmmmmm
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:37 PM
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I think it would look better than caulk ..but it doesn't matter what I think.
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Looking good. You've made a lot of progress. I am planning a very similar landing to what you are doing, but haven't gotten to it yet. The weather is starting to get iffy so I will probably have to hold off on the pour until spring. My roof extends beyond the front of the oven enough to keep rain off, but blowing snow may cause some problems so I have to do something to keep things dry until spring.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:23 PM
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A couple days ago Tscar asked me if I had cooked anything yet and I had to pitifully answer no. Well today I was up to 500 while curing so I thought I'd throw down some Salmon! First cook! Happy Happy Happy

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Old 10-03-2013, 06:26 PM
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A couple days ago Tscar asked me if I had cooked anything yet and I had to pitifully answer no. Well today I was up to 500 while curing so I thought I'd throw down some Salmon! First cook! Happy Happy Happy

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Next he'll be nagging you about completing the oven.

Everything looks great BTW!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:47 AM
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Cracks
I know that cracks are normal and its practically impossible to heat a masonry product up to 500-900, and have it not crack. Just want to describe mine and see if it seems normal.
Looking from the outside: There is one hairline crack that goes almost all the way around the dome on a plane even with the base of the chimney and a couple of verticals that go up to the circular one. I can see a couple places where it "zigs" around a brick or two. They get slightly larger than a human hair at the highest heat level Ive been to, which is about 500. Higher Im sure when the flame was near a wall. Ive move the fire around to spread heat out. I dont see anything on the inside yet but will examine closer today.

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Those look fine to me, KB.

On my oven, before I closed everything in, I did a final mix of slurry to cover all visible cracks. Now that it is closed I neither know nor care if there are any hairline cracks!

If I strain I think I can see some small cracks inside - but after several months of firings nothing is getting worse so I also put those in the "don't care" category!
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:28 AM
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Those look fine to me, KB.

On my oven, before I closed everything in, I did a final mix of slurry to cover all visible cracks. Now that it is closed I neither know nor care if there are any hairline cracks!

If I strain I think I can see some small cracks inside - but after several months of firings nothing is getting worse so I also put those in the "don't care" category!
I thought about that but it just seems that it would crack again right there where there movement is. Im going to Insulate the dog out of it and not give it much more thought.
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Those are shrinkage cracks and are meaningless.
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