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Old 11-14-2007, 02:55 PM
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Les

Great job, couple questions please, what did you use for the insulation layer under the brick oven floor? How did you cut the curves on the brick oven floor tile on the outside diameter line?

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Old 11-14-2007, 10:55 PM
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I don't know how to do the "quote thing", but in reference to when you were talking to me, I know what you mean. I'm starting to think that finishing your oven this time of year may be a curse anyway. Some of the rececently finished ovens have had bad luck, even with proven curing technique. If I finish mine this month or next, I think I will wait 'til spring to begin cureing it anyway. So, yea, no rush at all.
Question. Did you put small amounts of mortar between all joints?

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:43 AM
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Rich, I used a product called Insblock 19. I went with 4 inches in thickness hoping its overkill. You won't get perfect curves when cutting the brick but it's close enough. As you push the brick through the blade, you just spin it a little.

Dusty, I am just applying the mortar on the outside joint. This approach hasn't been proven yet so we'll see what happens. My biggest concern is that spalling may occur a little faster then if I had mortared all the joints.

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Old 11-15-2007, 08:03 AM
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I am in the same boat here. I get home from work and it is dark. This past weekend was great but the prior 2 were really too cold. You are so close! You can do it!
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:28 PM
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C'mon Les. You can do the dome....a little at at time.
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Old 11-30-2007, 05:32 PM
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Well, I must believe that Les is done for the winter. Les, are you still on the 6th course.
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:43 PM
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Yea - I'm pretty much done for the winter on the oven. My next project is to rip out some of the pavers to get a better grade. I see a couple of areas where water wants to pool - kinda ticks me off because I spent a couple of hours shooting the grade with a laser. I had it nailed, but I was in a hurry to get them placed so I hired a few guy's from my neighbors paver crew. They screwed it up. I'm also hoping for a few good dry days so I can get them sealed as well.

Good luck if you continue through the winter - the snow was flying pretty good on Friday.

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Old 12-02-2007, 09:58 AM
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Ya, I want en route to Sac to pick up bricks. Made me think...small steps.
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Still not done - nuff said...

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What, you can't see your almost mortarless joints anymore?

Hope you're staying warm.

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