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Old 09-17-2012, 07:22 PM
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As anal as I am, if I had it to do over I would have spent more time to make it better. The next oven
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Hey, you could come and build mine for me!

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This may be ridiculous but, has anyone ever used wax to hold the bricks rings in place until they are complete with the keystones. That way the wax would burn off after the first couple of fires. Any thoughts? Even a hot glue in small amounts?
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:10 PM
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good thinking out of the box, but you would have to taper the bricks completely on all four sides. Mainly, the top and bottom of the back ends of the brick, Otherwise it would definitely collapse i think. Maybe use wedges there but you need some bonding that survives the heat.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:16 PM
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This may be ridiculous but, has anyone ever used wax to hold the bricks rings in place until they are complete with the keystones. That way the wax would burn off after the first couple of fires. Any thoughts? Even a hot glue in small amounts?
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That is exactly what I used - hot melt glue. The stuff was totally vaporized from the first fire. It's a slog to do but it worked for me...
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I thought you used some mortar in your build?
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Hi Les,
I'm new to the forum and have just started my study on oven construction. Can you tell me where you got your chimney materials?
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Hey Les,

Do you have any pics of your vent construction?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:07 AM
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I thought you used some mortar in your build?
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Tracy,

I didn't use mortar on the inside of the dome other than tying in the arch and setting the plug. All the mortar is in the back to maintain the angle. On the higher courses I used hot melt glue to hold the brick before I sat them with the grout bag.

Edit - Tracy, this shows very well where the hot melt came into play

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...dex.php?n=1410
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I'm new to the forum and have just started my study on oven construction. Can you tell me where you got your chimney materials?
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We have a masonry yard in Reno that carries paver's, brick, etc... They also have a pretty good selection of clay liners. You should have something like that in your area. In regard to pic's of the vent - I believe I put most of them in the gallery. It's a bit of a pain to navagate but you should be able to see the process. This should get you close...
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...hp?q=l&page=17
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