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Old 08-31-2008, 07:46 PM
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I have used many materials to build this oven; super glue, gorilla glue, and finally hot melt glue. BUT, today, I used the mother of all - Duct tape. I knew it would be a matter of time, just didn't know where. When I sat my first arches, I took great pain cutting shallow slots into 1/4 wood so I could build the forms. This will work just as well.

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Old 09-01-2008, 01:40 AM
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Gorilla glue... now there's something I never heard of before!

Les, your dome looks fantastic on the outside, too. I love its elegant shape with just the hint of a point on top!
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:14 AM
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Gorilla glue... now there's something I never heard of before!

Les, your dome looks fantastic on the outside, too. I love its elegant shape with just the hint of a point on top!
Thanks Frances,

It's the point that I was trying to get rid of. I moved on to getting all the brickwork done and may go back and revisit the dome. In time, I may just say "good enough"
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Another milestone passed. Got the arch done. I'm hoping that things get a little faster from here. Tyeing into the dome is going to require a lot of grinding I'm afraid. Square's and curves don't get along too well.

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so far it doesn't look like squares and circles have been a problem to you!!!

I still go back to how much I like the dark mortar.

I think I have the same grill light as you - mine unfortunately has a rusted stem - apparently I nicked the plastic covering and water found it's way in. Other than that, I like it.

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I think I have the same grill light as you - mine unfortunately has a rusted stem - apparently I nicked the plastic covering and water found it's way in.

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Christo - I think it's an issue with these lights. My neighbor put them in a year earlier then me, he has rust, and now I'm starting to see some as well.

You would think that they would make them out of stainless, charge us for it, and call it good.

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Got the second flue cut yesterday - got the idea from David. Had to use a dry blade so it was pretty messy work. This is as high as I am going to go. Hopefully it draws well.

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I was getting a little concerned about the weight that my chimney is going to put on the insulation board. I did a little test. This is the front left side of my 3/4 ton GMC - GVW is 7200 pounds. I would think I'm good. It did smash the leading edge but I don't have any plans on driving onto my oven.

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but I don't have any plans on driving onto my oven.

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Oh, come on Les. Your oven can take it!!!
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