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Old 07-21-2013, 11:44 AM
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Awesome! You've got fire
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:59 PM
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So I started the first fire today I picked up a bag of natural bisqets they pretty much are half burnt pieces of wood...any ways its been lit since 10 am I plan on letting go until 7 or 8 pm then remove the pan for cooling i'll start it back up in the am.

I really need some help here I started to wrap the oven with the ceramic blanket and ran out really quick it's 1" thick I made 1 1/2 coats basically to get 3 " I need another box would loose vermiculite be just as good if I filled the entire enclosure or should I just put the order in now for the blanket

2' x 25' x 1" is the roll I purchased
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Congratulations on your first fire... Well done.

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Old 07-22-2013, 06:25 AM
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Depends on how much vermiculite would be covering the single area of CF. If you had 5-6" over that area you are probably okay. Were you going to fill the enclosure anyway with vermiculite or just doing it to adjust for the shortage of CF?
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:43 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply, I just ordered another roll of 8lb density blanket it's coming tomorrow shipped from NJ to CT that will make a total of 50 sq'. I will also filling the dome with loose vermiculite I have 8 cubic feet.

My second fire is lit I'm still using the royal oak charchol and a little bit of wood the first fire was at 150 for 10 hours this one I'm hoping to be at 250 for 6 hours it is supposed to rain later.

This morning when I took the tarp off the oven there was so much condensation under the tarp maybe a quart and a half I was amazed...I'm a little worried about the water on the ceramic blanket can the water damage the blanket? From what I read in prior post is that the blanket and board should not get wet
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:58 PM
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looking good, i was curious how you mounted the angle brackets? Did you just secure them to hearth or the hearth and brick?
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:00 AM
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Thanks, just the hearth with 3 tap con screws on the bottom of each the arch can hold the weight of the flue alone but I may lay brick around it I have 2 ideas to enclose so I prepared for both.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:57 PM
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Is there a good formula mix for concrete counter tops I wanted to do my own maybe with some broken glass or quartz in the mix I do have all the sanding disc already from a previous job
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:00 PM
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I used concrete countertop premix which you can get at the big box stores, or others have used QK5000 with plasticizer. I would go to one of the concrete countertop forums if you want guidance on how to mix your own.

Be careful if you are using glass in your countertops. If it is not treated/washed correctly it can react with the concrete and cause problems.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:27 PM
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I used Quikcrete Countertop Mix I purchased at Home Depot. It worked fine. No need to add anything except water to the bag. Only thing I would change is add a bit of colorant to make the countertops darker. They came out lighter than expected.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:46 PM
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Is there a good formula mix for concrete counter tops I wanted to do my own maybe with some broken glass or quartz in the mix I do have all the sanding disc already from a previous job
They bagged mixes are good..as mentioned. I usually make my own though....

Here is a good thread discussing mix design.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f44/...ete-18944.html (Home brew concrete and cast-in-place concrete.)
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