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Old 08-25-2012, 12:07 AM
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Nice to meet you Mike!
You seem to have bags of enthusiasm for your project! If your building your patio area, you should have the skills to build a fine oven!
Like i said, just drop me a line if your stuck, and i'll try to help you out. There is a lot to think about at the start, for sure!

If i had the budget, i'd have used firebricks i think. But there are documented builds with ordinary bricks, engineering bricks (both class A and B), old solid reds (like mine), Storage Heater Bricks and Clay Pavers. All now with many firings under their belt.
My available materials eventually led me down the path that i took. I expect that i've spent not much more than £100 so far, including insulation and flue which are yet to be built. Oh yeah, i'd have used Class A engineering bricks if that Barn across the road hadn't been pulled down!

Its a question of cost, and personal confidence in the materials and the eventual performance of the oven. If i were to build for a "paying customer", unless they specified the materials, or fully understood the potential differences, i think it'd have to be the full firebrick option. Unless i'd had prior knowledge of the combination of materials, and their history in a used oven.
I've used both Ebay and Freecycle to my advantage, along with the new ability to scrounge building materials!
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:51 AM
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Had a few other projects to sort out but now managed to get back to the Oven for a while. The new season is closing in fast in UK, so time and weather will probably mean the oven will get finished in 2013.
Oven entrance and chimney has started...







I've now got an orange vegetable patch from all the brick cutting!

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Old 09-14-2012, 05:56 AM
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And just completed the mock up and cuts for the chimney vent and outer supports.
hopefully i'll get this all fixed in place this weekend.



Cheerio!

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:08 AM
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Hey Bookem,

Long time. Know what you mean about the change in the season. I am scrambling to get my concrete counters poured, cure the oven, insulate the oven etc etc all at once. Looks like everything is dry fitted for your chimney. Good luck.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:15 AM
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Hey Russell, thanks for stopping by! Good luck with your final push for the line!

Can anyone elso who's popping in perhaps give an idea, in hours, as to how long it takes to get the blankies, Vermi, and final render coats on please?

Thanks!
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:47 AM
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Vent now complete...





As i wanted to seal the joint but retain a level of Insulation and strength to support the vent bricks the joint between the oven and chimney arches was filled with a fine Hoticultural Vermiculite 1-5mm grains, and Hydraulic Lime to form "Mortarlite" or "Vermtar". I also raked out many of the cracks, and repointed whilst i was in the area. Hence the odd stained joint. I figured that this'll end up all black from soot over time anyway!

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:49 AM
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And heres the chimney and outer views...





Chimney is secured within the brick pocket with "Mortarlite" at the moment.

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:52 AM
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and now you're right up to speed...



20mm Ceramic Blanket as first layer of insulation, which was recycled from a Kiln, along with the Vermiculite Bricks under the hearth. I just used up some foil tape i had left over from an insulation job to hold things in place for now.
All now back under plastic until the next mineral fibre layer.

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:37 AM
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Next layer of Rockwool. Very flexible considering that the chicken wire is stitched to it. It sagged a bit in places, but i'll fix that with Vermicrete.




I cut back the wire, removed a dart, and then stitched the wire back together, pulling i tight. It looks like it'll trap more air than Ceramic Blanket, thus being a better insulator, but it cannot tolerate the high heat that Ceramics can, and the upper heat tolerance is a lot closer to what these ovens can run at full chat. Hence my first layer.

I primed the mineral wool with a slurry of NHL2 to act as a intermediate layer and to create a crust, along with a level of suction for the Vermicrete layer.



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Old 10-05-2012, 10:43 AM
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After getting fed up with the ever decreasing amounts of evening time, the Gazebo has gone back up and a 500w Halogen lamp has been rigged up.

I felt a rotating profile would help me get the oven back into shape, along with a curved trowel/darby. Out with the Jigsaw once more!




Then started to work with "Satans Oatmeal"...

started out ok...

got too cocky and built it up too quickly for the too dry mix...

collapsed.

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