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Old 08-11-2009, 07:06 AM
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I've had a really good weekend and pretty much finished the durock exterior of my WFO. It took a while to cut out the 2 holes for electrical plug and a switch to the lights and do some wiring. I also have an 18" square access panel in the back to look at...my...insulation I guess. Actually, it's where the Low Voltage Transformer will be for the lights. The front Durock is 1 piece. I used cardboard to trace the opening and transfer it and was pretty accurate.

I'm so happy to see it enclosed and taking shape. Dino
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:01 AM
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Dino,

Just curious your oven size seems to have shrunk from 42" to a roughly 38" is there a reason for the change? I am curious as to if there was just the way things flowed when you started building or if once you started building with the stand and all you just realized that it would fit with 38".

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:47 AM
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Hey Dino,
No, my oven is still 42". The earlier as-built drawing shows a 42" width interior dome dimension and a 38" rear-to-front dimension because the inner arch opening is straight, not curved like the dome so it sits INSIDE the dome 4". Therefore I have 42" interior dome except for the width of 20" at front that is the inner arch/door opening.

Love my 42". It worked just fine for my insulation and steel stud enclosure with about 3" extra space on each side. That's what 4 and half standard 8"x16" concrete blocks give you in width on a 42" build.

This updated pdf of how the 42" oven sits on my block stand with shaded areas of the steel studs around it should clear this up.

Thanks, and let me know if you need any other info or anything cleared up, Dino
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:57 AM
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Look REALLY good Dino. I like the electrical ideas. The outlets and lights will come in handy.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:59 AM
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Thanks Ken,

I just enjoyed looking at your Picassa web album again. Saw your enclosure so I feel I'm in good company and going in the right direction.

You stuccoed your upper enclosure using "3 coats". Is that the correct way?

Is there a difference in the scratch coat vs. the last 2?

How thick are the 3 coats?

I think I will use stone veneer on the front and sides of my enclosure. BUT, I want to stucco the back of the dome since you cant see it and I have those electrical boxes, access panel and probably 1 or 2 vent grills at the top. I just think stuccoing back there would be easier.

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Looking really good, Dino!
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:50 PM
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Dino,

Before I answer, I will again say that I'm a first-time amateur at all this. I learned most of what I know here and elsewhere on the net. Take my "expert advice" with a big grain of salt

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You stuccoed your upper enclosure using "3 coats". Is that the correct way?
I've read that you should do a "scratch" coat, "brown" coat, and finish coat. If you make your own stucco, there are slight variations in the recipe for each coat. It's just sand, portland and water. If I remember, the ratio of sand is changed on each coat.

Mixing is WAY too hard for me, so for all 3 coats I used this stuff:
Type-S Mortar Stucco Mix : Mortar & Masonry : Products : Sakrete.com

We don't do much stucco-ing here in Kentucky, so the home centers stock very little stucco products. Most contractors mix their own. The Sakrete stuff is all I could find and it seemed to work really well with my Hardiebacker.

Another option is to spray the stucco with an air compressor and stucco spraying thing-a-ma-jig. This is cool because it's a one coat deal.

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How thick are the 3 coats?
I'm going to guess between 1/2" and 3/4". A bit less than a 1/4" for each layer. I have thick and thin spots (did I say I was an amateur?)

Have fun stuccoing!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:53 AM
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Dino
Great progress. just got back from 10 day business trip and playing hookey to get me chimminey up. Good Idea on the extra electric sockets and access panel. I'll make sure to incorporate that when I start on the studs next week.
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Dino,
You have done an amazing job with your WFO, and documentation on the forum. I've enjoyed your Picasa Web album. Thank you for the kind comments regarding my black dome enclosure. Regarding your plan to stucco the back of your enclosure, why not paint it instead? You could use a textured paint if you wish. With an inch or 2 of stucco, the electrical access panels will be somewhat complicated. Three coats of stucco to the back of your oven, which you don't see, is a lot of work. Keep up the great work.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:36 AM
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Thanks Stephen and Ken for the info on the stucco. I'm still mulling what I'll so with back of the enclosure. But I guess I could just do light coat on the back and paint it. I'll look into some more.

Glad your back Greg, look forward to seeing your progress too.

I'm going to do some more roof work today and tomorrow and I'll post some pics. Wish I could work faster but my slowness helps me check out what Mike (mfiore) is doing 1st .

Thanks Dino
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