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cholme 07-06-2011 12:16 PM

Different method for a flat opening
 
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I wanted a flat opening for the oven, rather than an arch, simply for aesthetic reasons; but I didn't want a piece of angle iron showing as the support. I came up this this idea and it seemed to work pretty well.

I used a drill press and a masonry bit to drill through the bricks; the drill really easily especially with a drill press. I then used a piece of all thread as the support. I was originally going to use re-bar but I had an extra piece of all thread so I figured I would take it one step further and actually bolt it together.

Perhaps it is a terrible idea, I would love feedback.

You can see the rest of my oven here:
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/3...aks-16176.html


Best,

Chris

Les 07-06-2011 12:20 PM

Re: Different method for a flat opening
 
Pretty cool! I don't see a problem with the approach. Should work just fine.

david s 07-06-2011 03:18 PM

Re: Different method for a flat opening
 
This will work ok, I used this method for building a flat topped roof/door for a kiln, but remember that by drilling a hole through a brick you are weakening it and providing easier fracture.


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