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Old 07-10-2008, 05:53 AM
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I'm still pretty happy with my HF brick saw.

They have a 15% off coupon on their latest flyer. Not sure if you can get one at the store though....

As soon as I finish my patio it goes on craigslist (along with my cement mixer).

So I think, I'll get out of owning it for a year at less than a weekend rental..

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Old 07-10-2008, 08:30 AM
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thanks guys,

this is all good advice.

I may only taper the vertical cuts, and right now think that I will only do this on the area that you can see as you look directly onto the oven.


I am going to investigate buying one of those saws.....
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:04 PM
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I am going to investigate buying one of those saws.....
Brad,

If it helps, when I bought my saw, I figured I would use it for the oven then store it in the back of the garage unused for the next 10 years. Wrong! .

I've found all kinds of uses for it. Tile, pavers, bricks... all kinds of projects will pop up where it will come in handy.
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just so i have a base line to work from = is is realistic to expect to be able to do the complete dome in one weekend if i just use half bricks, and forget about the angled cuts?

I am happy splitting the bricks in half with a bolster and hammer as the dome will be covered.

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Old 07-10-2008, 01:31 PM
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With a couple long days I don't see why not.
But you will probably ending splitting bricks into thirds on the last few courses.

Is yours a 36" or 42"?
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Brad - I don't think it can be done in a weekend, seems very aggressive. I supposed if you just slapped on mortar and didnít give too much detail about cleaning it up, it may be possible. If you work two 12 hour days, you are placing around 16 Ė 18 bricks an hour. Makes me tired thinking about it.

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Hi Brad,
thought I'd chip in as I build the whole of my oven, once the foundations were dome in TWO week ends. The first to lay the soldier course with 3 rows (until I used up all ny martar) and the next day to cut/lay the hearth and the top 3 rows. I have it posted at:

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html

so follow the threads which ae linked. Whats more, it rained continuously and I don't have a crack in the oven after almost a years use.
I had a professional brick cutting saw at my disposal but bought my own 14" diamond blade off ebay for less that the hire companies want to charge for wear, 90% left for my next oven build.
I only cut my bricks in halves and a few in the lower rows to fit. The upper rows are a little tricky, but the more cuts you make, then the more bricks you will need to finish and at least an extra row needed to complete your dome.

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Thanks Dave! Made me smile. But I think you way over estimated my production rate

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I am looking at building a 42", although it si going to be a bit of a squeeze on my base - I know I am good for 40" internal, as this give me 48" diameter external which is a perfect fit for my hearth bricks ect. If I push up to 42" internal I will probably have to use 3" deep bricks for the first few courses to leave enough room for my ceramic blanket ect.

I like the way that Neill put up his oven, although I fear that I will be more like Les when I have the job laid out in front of me.

In reality I supose that 90% of the work is out of sight anyway and so long as it is well built and strucuraly sound, it does not matter. If I spend less time building it there will be more time to enjoy, and I get to enjoy it sooner!
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