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Old 02-18-2014, 09:06 PM
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Picture of the prepared hearth and oven measurements


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Old 02-28-2014, 06:46 AM
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:13 AM
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Hi WFO members,

OK, finally some movement at the station…

Pleeeease let this thing have a fire in it by the end of Winter.

My middle son wanted a pizza for his birthday on 3/6/2014, but alas work and life has gotten in the way!

See attached some pics of the first couple of courses.

I am pleased in general how it has turned out, I have tried to keep the lines as tight as I can and have been cleaning the brick as I go to avoid getting my tummy stuck later on.

I ended up buying refractory mortar at $46 a bag for 25 kilos…OUCH! Apart from the cost it is good to work with. I cannot believe how porous the bricks are.

The insulation brick were an absolute nightmare to work with and I ended up pretty much soaking the things in water in order to get the floor tiles levelled.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:19 AM
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:26 AM
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I was like a brick laying Ninja this weekend past...I found my zone and smashed it out of the park...

Its all in the preparation as my dear Dad used to say.
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Silver back!

Now I have to figure out how to cut the rest of the door arch for the transition...I expect I will need to seek guidance off the WFO brains trust.
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:12 AM
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Bert,

Nice tight joints first three courses. If you have not mortared in your arch yet, considered a tapered inner arch, it will really make tie-in to the dome much easier.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:40 PM
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Hi would agree with Russell it's worth the effort, Bert. Nice work thus far.

Did you say you wet the insulation bricks under the hearth?
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:35 PM
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Dear Russell, cheers, yes I was planning on cutting the arch bricks, but the concept is confusing me. The first photo is where I am currently at. The first course and second course are in, but I cannot figure out the third course angle. I marked top and bottom on the brick and cut it to mirror the dome. It looks and fits well however I am not sure how to progress it further. The door arch will be higher than the dome brick course so I guess that’s where the taper comes in together with the back off the arch to allow the dome brick to intersect it as it curves in.

The second and third photos are where I need to eventually be. I know some peeps build their door arch first but due to the access issues for my oven I decided to build it as I go…didn’t want to knock and damage.

Dear Colin, yes the things are so porous it was the only way to get the things down. The site attracts a large amount of heat and I have noticed with the hot Autumn weather the slab and bricks dry out remarkably quickly.

Any assistance that the forum could offer regarding the marking out of the door transition would be great.

Cheers Al
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Burt,

Looks like you got the tapered arch dialed in. Keep arch ahead of the dome course, easier to adjust dome bricks than arch bricks.
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