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Old 01-14-2009, 03:21 PM
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Les, good question. I was trying to keep all but the dome as light as possible. I'm getting over that now...

John, the frame is 1 1/2" angle iron so I'll probably form up the sides to around 3" to 3 1/2". I like the idea of tacking the rebar t the frame. I'm not a welder though a good friend is and has left the welder at my place. Time to experiment....

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:51 PM
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Souds like you are off and running!

Have fun...I sure did.

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Concrete is pretty cheap - instead of asking 'what is the minimum' I'd be thinking 'how much is too much?' The few extra dollars you put into it now will equate to a lot less worrying over the rest of your life. But then again I'm a worrier by trade

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Old 01-17-2009, 05:44 PM
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Thanks Tim, you're right.

Was able to finish the stand today and lay in the rebar for the hearth pad. I did all this in the garage and then had that disturbing thought - How the hell is theis going to get to the back of the house? Thanks to some creative wheel barrow use and spousal support we were able to wrestle it to the pad.

Hopefully can form up and pour tomorrow.
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Bill, nice re-bar work! I just finished mine and know
1) how hard tieing the re-bar is on the fingers and
2) how expensive steel is! But it looks like it will be solid and that's always good. Best to worry about about thickness of the pizza crust than the stability of the oven base.
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Thanks to gorgeous weather time allowed the hearth slab to get poured. Mixing the concrete in a wheelbarrow instead of the mixer was a a lot more work!
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Heck of a nice afternoon yesterday! Good to see someone did something constructive with it.

You've got an interesting build going so far. I look forward to watching your progress.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:00 AM
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A question.....

What does one use to lay the ceramic board onto the hearth slab? Is it necessary to glue or mortar it?
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I believe most people just lay it on there. If it is level, you're off and running.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:26 AM
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Great work on your slab Bill. Nice to have welder around to tack the rebar together.
Look like you got your hands on a wet saw. I got mine up an running yesterday. It works well except for it is cutting at a 4 deg off 90. I think I may cut off the cutting head to square it up and also reposition it so I'm able to cut large pieces of brick.
Looks like a good week for buying brick.
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