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Old 07-08-2011, 09:29 AM
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Alrighty . . .

I've addressed the chimney / flue issue. I wrapped the clay flue liner with insulating blanket.



And then I slid the concrete board chase over the chimney and set it in a bed of mortar at the base of the chimney:



The principle here is the same as the double walled steel chimney pipe. That's simply two steel tubes with insulating wool blanket between. It should work . . . right?

I spent some time re-installing some metal bracing and will complete that task tonight - hopefully get the roof sheeting back on as well. Tomorrow - I hope to install the backerboard on the rest of the enclosure and maybe get the metal roof on.

Have a great weekend!
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:03 AM
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I really like your concrete board flue enclosure. Should work a treat. BTW - Where did you get your clay flue liner?
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:28 AM
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John -

Thanks - the enclosure was an attempt to avoid heat build up in the enclosure without building a stone / brick chimney - which I wasn't prepared to do. If i backed up to the beginning - I probably would have opted for the duravent pipe. I didn't realize you needed to enclose the flue liner as well. Lesson learned.

I picked up the clay liner direct from HC Muddox - which is right down the road from me. The liner is also sold at lots of stone yards.

I looked on the HC Muddox website and they say there's a distributor in Orange, Ca - which shouldn't be far from you.
Thompson Bld Materials
141 W. Taft Ave.
Orange, CA 92863
Phone: 714-637-7373
Website: Thompson Building Materials
I gotta tell ya I love the soapstone floor in your oven. All of my kitchen counters are soapstone (may have said that before) and I'm looking to do my landing and outdoor counters with soapstone . . .
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:32 PM
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Thanks for the compliment. I am really anxious to get my oven completed so I can see how the soapstone performs. After reviewing the soapstone floor pics from Stevenb, I am now a little concerned at how long the floor will last before it begins to crack but I will address that if/when it occurs.

I'm envious of your countertops. I'll bet they are a joy to work on and their beauty is unquestioned. How do they handle oils and other liquid spills? I'm wondering what my floor will look like after many pizzas and spillovers. Hopefully the polished black side (vs unpolished gray) will tolerate burned cheese/meats etc well.

Thanks also for the lead. I actually called Thompson this morning and they are getting back to me with a quote so I'm guessing it's a special order item. I found another local vendor and will be calling them up too.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:59 PM
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I too like the cement board "chimney" I would have no idea if it will work or not. But may I ask why you didn't do a brick and mortar chimney with the flue liner? I am almost afraid to ask since that was my plan. Besides being ignorant of most of this build, what else am I missing with the chimney build?
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:14 PM
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Hey Cheesesteak,

Thompson and the other local Superior Clay dealer doesn't carry 8"id clay flue tiles because they aren't common enough. Are yours the 1' sections of 8"x13"? Thompson has these in stock for $14.14ea. Thx.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:38 AM
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Thanks for the compliment. I am really anxious to get my oven completed so I can see how the soapstone performs. After reviewing the soapstone floor pics from Stevenb, I am now a little concerned at how long the floor will last before it begins to crack but I will address that if/when it occurs.

I'm envious of your countertops. I'll bet they are a joy to work on and their beauty is unquestioned. How do they handle oils and other liquid spills? I'm wondering what my floor will look like after many pizzas and spillovers. Hopefully the polished black side (vs unpolished gray) will tolerate burned cheese/meats etc well.
John - We love our countertops! We've got quite a bit of counter (big kitchen) and had the fabricator make our kitchen and island prep sink out of soapstone. We also had him cut drain notches next to the sink that drain to the sink. We don't put anything on them - no oil, nothing - and love the way they look. Care is incredibly easy - but they do scratch (I think it adds character to the stone).





And, yes - I did use the 8x13. Note that the dimensions are not interior dimensions. I went to Muddox and initially got the 8" - but it was O.D. - with an approx. 6" I.D. I tried it - fired the oven and wasn't happy with the draw - that's why I took it down and rebuilt with the 8x13. Draws quite nice now. I think I paid around $11 per 1' section - but I got it at the source. $14 or so sounds right.

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Old 07-09-2011, 07:43 AM
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I too like the cement board "chimney" I would have no idea if it will work or not. But may I ask why you didn't do a brick and mortar chimney with the flue liner? I am almost afraid to ask since that was my plan. Besides being ignorant of most of this build, what else am I missing with the chimney build?
Thanks in Advance
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Aegis (the other John . . . ) - the cement board is just a casing for my 8x13 clay flue liner. I didn't want to build a brick chimney - and didn't realize that the clay flue needs to be enclosed in something (other than the pizza oven enclosure). Brick / masonry is likely the best way to go - but I wanted to get it enclosed in something - I figured insulating blanket and a cement board enclosure would serve the purpose.

So - you're not missing anything . . . I just missed the need to enclose the flue liner . . .
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:37 AM
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Care is incredibly easy - but they do scratch (I think it adds character to the stone).
I hear ya. The base of the wet circular saw I used to cut the curve on my SS left a nice, uniform series of scratches around the perimeter of one of the slabs, but hey - imagine the character dragging pots, sliding pans and scooping peels will create!

Beautiful counters, dude. Your black sink with the brick backsplash looks strangely familiar! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:34 AM
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John -

You can sand those scratches out - start with 80 and go up to 220 - that's how the fabricator blended the seam in my counter. He said every 5 years or so you can lightly sand the counters to bring them back to "new."
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