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woodfried 08-16-2011 06:10 AM

To Grind or not to grind
 
Hi All
Well im 1 course away from closing the dome and whilst inside cleaning off mortar im looking at a few bricks over the transition that stick out here and there by 10 -15mm . Can i grind them back level or should i just leave them ?
anyone got an opinion?

GianniFocaccia 08-16-2011 10:54 AM

Re: To Grind or not to grind
 
Just like a flue, I believe an oven will operate optimally if it has smooth surfaces and protruding 'obstacles' are reduced as much as possible. Since you've put so much time and care into building your oven, why not tune it up while you still have the chance?

eprante 08-16-2011 02:57 PM

Re: To Grind or not to grind
 
I wouldn't bother. If it is in the transition area it isn't going to be seen or create any type of problem.
Eric

woodfried 08-16-2011 04:29 PM

Re: To Grind or not to grind
 
Thanks for that, I suppose Im more concerned that the ground surface of the brick would be less heat resistant than the un cut fired outer surface??

GianniFocaccia 08-16-2011 06:41 PM

Re: To Grind or not to grind
 
Look at Les' build. Every brick facing the inside of the oven has been meticulously cut.

woodfried 08-18-2011 12:21 AM

Re: To Grind or not to grind
 
very true , I gave it a tidy up and its much better!

GianniFocaccia 08-18-2011 12:26 AM

Re: To Grind or not to grind
 
Excellent! The only one who has to know is you.


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