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Old 10-02-2011, 07:45 PM
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Enjoy the nice clean look, i miss it before it was compeletely black haha.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:56 PM
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OK, so I've insulated my dome after a few curing fires! I am still going through the whole curing cycle, just did a few fires to see if any cracks developed. So far no cracks.

chidding, I know what you mean by enjoying the clean look. My curing fires blackened all my brickwork!

I added my insulation blankets and added the chicken wire to keep it all together. I just have a few of questions to the FB members:

1) How important is it that I add perlite insulation on top of the FB blankets? Do I really need more insulation or is 3" of FB blanket enough insulation?

2) What happens if the FB blanket gets wet? Will it break apart?

The weather is starting to turn here in NorCal and I need to cover up my dome before winter gets here. Yesterday I started cutting my metal studs to build my enclosure but ran out of time. Now I have prior commitments and will not be able to get to it for the next 2 weeks.

Your comments & suggestions are most welcome!

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:39 AM
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Aceves -

The FB insulation will be enough - add vermiculite / perlite at your discretion. It will help the bricks retain heat - which will be most relevant if you're baking bread or other cooking the next day (after a pizza fire). I think the 3" of FB blanket is all you need. To see - get the dome up to temp and measure the temperature on the outside of the 3" of insulation.

The FB blanket should be okay "wet" - but I would try to keep it dry. If it gets wet - your dome will get wet - and that will require more curing / drying.

Get that thing closed - it's supposed to rain in Sacramento later this week!!!!!

Just took another look at your more recent pics - and I really like the arch/chimney transition. The curved look really looks great. Now just wait until it gets coated in soot! We need pics of fire in that thing!

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Old 11-06-2011, 09:41 PM
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Thanks Cheesesteak & Karangi Dude,

I just got back from vacation and inspected the FB blanket. It did get a little wet (even though I had a tarp over it). I won't worry about it too much, per your advice. I'll take my time curing and drying it.

The race is on to build the enclosure and cover it up. The rains are coming!

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:16 PM
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OK, so I've been busy trying to cover up my oven!

My insulation blanket is on, my enclosure is up, and I just finished my chimney. As of today, I have a fully functional WFO!!! Now I have to wait for the chimney mortar to dry and it's on to the curing fires (re-curing, actually, since I had already started curing about a couple of weeks ago).

I was going to post some pics, but it's taking forever to upload (yes, I've reduced the size of the pics already). I'll post pics later tonight or tomorrow.

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:39 PM
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Aceves,
Looks awesome! I would say "ABOUT TIME!!!" but it looks like it was worth the wait. Love to see it sometime.

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:04 AM
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Hey Dusty,

I know, right!!?? Took me a long time! But's it's finally done, more or less. I'm going to let the chimney dry completely before I begin the curing phase.

I'll send you an invite as soon as we're up to speed with our cooking. It might be a while before I perfect my temps. Stay tuned!

Here are some photos, as promised.

The flue piece cut at an angle and the enclosure.

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:11 AM
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Here is my custom chimney design. I borrowed ideas from a couple of FB members - leemc and gt40 - and made it work with the flue pieces that I had. My flue measures 8"x13" oval, and I think it will draw well per some other members' comments here on the Forum.

I insulated the dome first before I installed the chimney, as I didn't want the flue pieces touching the dome firebricks and transferring heat to the chimney, and I wanted the dome fully insulated on its own.

I placed a firebrick platform at the very top of the dome for the upright chimney to sit on. That way I was able to cover the bottom end of the flue instead of it just sitting on the FB blanket. Should work very well.

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:16 AM
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More pics. Here you can see how it all came together. The mortar set up quick and I was not able to move that thing within minutes.

I reinforced the oval chimney with spare triangle-cut firebricks using them as shims to stabilize the flue pieces.

It's not the cleanest job I've done, but nobody is going to see this, so functionality was the priority. Once the mortar dries, I'm going to insulate the chimney with more FB blanket.

The last pic is how the inside looks like, with the bend going backwards.

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:14 PM
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I borrowed the vent design from Sharkey (thanks Sharkey!) and I'll be doing a modified clay flue liner.
I just noticed this. I'm happy that I could help somebody else out. I thought it looked good in mine, but seeing photos from somebody else's oven, I have to say it looks awesome.

Great job Aceves.
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