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Old 05-17-2012, 10:23 PM
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Thanks John, I'm not frustrated by it I just want to finish it. I have been working on it for about a year and a half. You know, not enough free time (two small wild boys and a busy wife). I feel like I am constantly trying to reinvent the wheel at each step. But thanks for the look.

-Beer always works for my back pain, lots of it.

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:41 AM
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Thanks John, I'm not frustrated by it I just want to finish it. I have been working on it for about a year and a half. You know, not enough free time (two small wild boys and a busy wife). I feel like I am constantly trying to reinvent the wheel at each step. But thanks for the look.

-Beer always works for my back pain, lots of it.

Mike D
My oven quest has taken almost two years, some of that I blame on a bad winter, (two winters past) and some on getting the oven to the point of using it. Once I started using it and having great pizza, the motivation was almost non existent! I had to look up every step and learn how to do it each step of the way! (again thanks to Dino, Bob, Ken and everyone else that helped or I stole ideas/techniques from!) So the walking through molasses in the winter trek I also experienced. (misery loves company) But it was all worth the trip for sure!!! Hang in there, you are doing a great job!
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:44 AM
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Here is a pic of the type S cement I used for a home brew mix. I added three parts fine sand and one part fireclay and it worked great for the vent area and chimney flue.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:22 AM
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Hi John,

I been following your build and ended up using foam glass/CaSi combination putting 2" of foam glass down first since it is water proof topped with 1 1/2" CaSi board since it is less susceptible to impact damage or cracking as you mentioned to me in a private message from "russellw123". Did you end up using this arch thermal break in this posting or did you do something else. I am starting my arch soon and looking for input. Also, I am placing two thermocouples in my build. If you only had two where would you place them?

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Old 06-13-2012, 05:25 AM
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Hi John,

I been following your build and ended up using foam glass/CaSi combination putting 2" of foam glass down first since it is water proof topped with 1 1/2" CaSi board since it is less susceptible to impact damage or cracking as you mentioned to me in a private message from "russellw123". Did you end up using this arch thermal break in this posting or did you do something else. I am starting my arch soon and looking for input. Also, I am placing two thermocouples in my build. If you only had two where would you place them?

Russell
Hi Russell,
I did use a 1/4" thermal break between the decorative arch and firebrick arch. I did not fill the gap with anything yet, and will probably leave it open.
Two thermocouples, Hmmmm.............Pizza/bread - one in the center hearth brick about an inch from the top of the brick, the other in a dome brick about 80% of the the way up the dome. That dome thermocouple I would put on the outside of the brick if you were going to be baking bread. That would tell you when the entire dome was heat saturated. Pizza and cooking use - two in the hearth, one placed on the opposite side of your coals and the other in the center. That will give you a idea of floor temps so you can place the pies according to their temp needs. (so you don't burn the crust before the toppings are done. )
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Hey John, where did you get your clay flue liner from?
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:05 PM
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Hey John, where did you get your clay flue liner from?
Southbury Stone, they have a store in Cheshire Ct. which if it is not in stock they will get it in a day or two.
I did an angle cut and put two pieces together to form a "funnel" wide at bottom and flue dimension at top. It works like a charm, even before I put the final decorative arch outside, I never had any soot/smoke out of the front of the arch area.
I don't think I have any flue left over, they were two foot lengths and the remaining cut pieces measure 7.5" ID and 8.5" OD I think it was an 8" square flue.
Great progress btw!
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:14 AM
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Great work John. The rear door is a great idea for viewing your thermocupler unit. I love the chimney. I was surprised you used durock for the roof sheathing with slate, then I read you used SS screws instead of the copper nails. Good thinking there.

Moving along real fast now. Can't wait to see it all finished.

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Thanks Dino, I copied,used,stole a LOT of ideas from your build! (slate roof, seperate side bottom storage area, lights....) I was worried about having wood over the insulated dome, I am sure I worried for nothing and it took a while to screw in the slate. But on the other hand, hammering nails in with my lack of experience, I would have needed another square of slate for breakage! Again thanks
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:24 AM
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Here are a couple of pics of the finished roof. I tried to match the pitch of the roof to the house and that made it next to impossible to get to the ridge for the last couple of rows of slate and to do the copper flashing. I never knew I could stretch so much and work so well on my toes. I am just glad the wife didn't have her hubby cam out! LOL
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:39 AM
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Aegis,

Nice digs, copper details add a great touch. Makes me want to reconsider enclosing mine.

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