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Old 04-05-2008, 11:23 AM
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You can host the pictures anywhere. All you need is the URL of where the picture is, and you can paste it in your posts by hitting the postcard icon above the message box.

You are welcome to post any oven related pictures on FB.
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:52 PM
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ok, I think I have the signature fixed to link to my picture page. testing.
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:54 PM
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It works!

If you want to look at the other pictures, like from Italy, you can click on the links on the left of the page. There aren't too many pictures of people no one knows but me, and there are a lot of lovely pictures of the wonderful Italian country and people.

My blisters have blisters and I'm only 4 inches down.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:49 PM
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Shall be watching your progress with great interest. I'm still in the plannning stage but have been considering the same 'L' shaped design - bench to one side, bbq to the other, WFO in the corner. Have even been using the same AUTO-PAD system (pencil aided design). You must be using v2.0, coz mine is still only black and white. Must look out for the upgrade.

As I say, I shall be watching your progress with interest coz I've been struggling with deciding what overall size and shape to aim for, for each section of the 'L', and then tying in the surface of each so they are all the same height. Just can't visualise the transition from the hearth, with insulating layer on top, then the cooking surface, and having all that at the same level as a bench on one side and a BBQ surface on the other.


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Old 04-07-2008, 04:29 PM
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Have even been using the same AUTO-PAD system (pencil aided design). You must be using v2.0, coz mine is still only black and white. Must look out for the upgrade.

Paul
AUTO-PAD 2.0 has tape for easy manuvering of the shape as well. I got tired of drawing it over and over so I cut it out and moved it around through all the many layouts I have looked at.

I am not worried about the height of the BBQ part- when I am ready to surround it I'm just going to take it up to the height of the side tables on the BBQ. I don't care if it is not the same as the hearth. If there's hearth showing on that side, then I'll stucco it or cover it with the cultured stone.

I'm going to make the counter later, and I'll have to see how it will look best- I don't know if I'll make it all the way to the dome, or butt it to the hearth slab.

I got my insulating board today and I'm using corrugated steel panels as the base for my hearth slab. If they hold up the concrete front porch, they'll hold up the oven.

Still digging, though. It keeps raining.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:52 AM
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I am planning a similar L shape design, with a BBQ to one side and a bench to the other, like Mahootna. My CAD version is even earlier though, as although the plans are well developed they are stored in my brain only and haven't quite made it to paper so far!

Anyway, on a more serious note, I think it would be better for the bench to be slightly lower than the oven to prevent rain falling on the bench from then working its way into the structure of the oven and causing dampness, especially over the winter months. I was planning on casting a level concrete pad for all 3 sections but the oven would be raised up slightly due to the insulating pad and some exterior finish (probably reclaimed brick).
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:02 AM
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Well, I'm ready to form up, I think. I have to get the ok from my husband, the contractor, but if it isn't right I'm not digging anymore. I've dug modified footers to spread the load under the block, and that, with the rebar and wire, should be ok.
I need to run it by DH, but I think I'm just going to have 4 courses of block, which should put the top of my hearth at about 36 inches. The 4" of insulating block plus the firebrick will put me at about 42" finished, and if I make countertop to the side of the dome and stucco to it, the finished counter will be about the same height as the ones inside the house. I shouldn't get rain water into the oven at all. I just don't know how much room on the hearth I'll have to make counter, so I can't plan that until I get there.

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Old 04-12-2008, 06:07 PM
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I got the forms done today. Lots of measuring over and over to make sure I was square and the areas were actually the right size!

My concrete is going to be a lot deeper than really necessary- an average of about 7 inches, but I am assured that it will be fine. The slope of the yard made it hard to estimate how much dirt to take out.

I still have to put the steel in and go around the edge of the forms tamping in some dirt in a few places but as soon as I can swing the 1 1/2 yards in the concrete truck (and face having to wheelbarrow it over from the alley ) I'll get it poured and ready for block.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:20 PM
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Elizabeth, I'm with ya on the Auto PAd 2.0.....To me half the fun and intrigue of a project comes from graph paper, ruler, legal pad, and several sharp pencils (I still don't use mechanical pencils and have the identical type of pencil sharpener we had in our elementary school classrooms).

I really like the "L" with the corner bump for the oven, can't wait to see the progression from paper to 3D fuctionality. Keep the photos coming.

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Old 04-12-2008, 10:40 PM
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I really like the "L" with the corner bump for the oven, ... Keep the photos coming.

RT
ditto, good luck with the build
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