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Old 09-23-2008, 06:24 AM
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Pro builder friend helped the final render: next weekend the final coat and a chimney!
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:23 AM
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Hi

Looking good

I put the coats of render on with rubber gloves and got it really smooth
found it impossible with a trowel.

Thanks for the advice on the render mix it worked a treat
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:31 AM
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One of the key things with the rendering is patience and confidence - not something I have in spades and something that comes with experience. Knowing how long to leave the render to go off before trying to smooth it is pretty tough.

Oh, the other tip I found was to use a soft brush on the coat after it's gone off - you get a really smooth straight finish!
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Final render coat and chimney done! All over bar the curing now, great stuff. Pulled the forms and it's a bit messy inside. The inner mortar was quite soft and wet still, I guess that's the effect of the condensation that's been forming. I'm hoping it'll look a bit better after a few fires.
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:05 AM
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well played

looking really really good - Its massive itl take a forest to heat it..lol

Had mine at 850f last weekend out came the first pizza ....Frickin lovely

see -http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/photoplog/index.php?u=2084

Tell me how the curing etc goes....Im going to try the top down fire next
Although I didnt smoke the neighbours out to much
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Finally got some good weather to finish it off - it's been operational for a while with a number of firings, but the outside has been rendered, tiled and a nice door made for it too. Pics after the weekend.

We're doing a open-garden day for our village fete - don't know if we'll have a trickle or a flood of people - fingers crossed!
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Finally a picture of the finished article: rendered the base, tiled the top, painted it all and added a door to the wood-store.

Bit worried that some of the brickwork on the dome is out of kilter, and I think I've lost a few bits of mortar already. Regardless, it's still holding at the moment

Had a few big pizza parties now, the boy seems to love pizza too!
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Looks good Matt!

Great to see 'the boy' enjoying it too - we haven't tried our little girl on it yet, but soon.

How was the fete?


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Looks good Matt! WTG!!
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