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Old 04-04-2013, 04:07 AM
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I think pre drying is a good idea less chance for trapped moisture.

Oh, by the way most of us have tools we use to build our ovens but for the life of me I cannot figure out what you are using the bicycle pump and tree trimmer for...

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:47 AM
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So I finally broke ground last night. I had to bust through 1' of frost. I came across a little seedbump in the last photo but nothing major





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Good morning everyone,

I got my slab poured this weekend. Now I'm curious when dry stacking my block stand is it ok to have some gaps between the blocks? Due to the fact that an 8x8x16 cinder block isn't exactly those dimensions I need to put a little space between them so that my stand is square. Is this ok to do? What is the max gap if it's acceptable?


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Old 04-08-2013, 06:44 AM
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By the time you core fill them they aren't going anywhere. Part of the text in your post was lost. I assume that is where the numbers are hidden. You might try making the pics a bit smaller, that is probably the cause.

You shouldn't end up with significant gaps. I ended up with a couple about 10mm in mine but I filled those with a view to plastering the lot when I am done.

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:51 AM
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By the time you core fill them they aren't going anywhere. Part of the text in your post was lost. I assume that is where the numbers are hidden. You might try making the pics a bit smaller, that is probably the cause.

You shouldn't end up with significant gaps. I ended up with a couple about 10mm in mine but I filled those with a view to plastering the lot when I am done.

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I shrunk my photo, thanks for the heads up. My max gaps would be about the same as yours are.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:44 AM
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When dry stacking cinder blocks what do you use if you need to shim a little to level out your block stand?
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Mortar, getting first course level most important. BTW nice start. saw the plate compactor in the background of one of your pics, doing it right.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:02 AM
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Hey Guys...

Status update. Block wall up and hearth slab framed out. I'll be pouring that tomorrow afternoon.

Then I'll be laying about 620 sf of patio pavers over the weekend +/- a few days

Then back to the oven. I need to get my lawn re seeded so I figured I might as well get the patio out of the way ! Right






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Old 04-16-2013, 10:41 AM
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K 79,

Filled all the core!!, not moving any where. You might want to consider drilling some rebar pins in the green cores to so you can tie your hearth rebar grid to the dry stack. May not be a big deal but cheap insurance.
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