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woodfried 07-18-2011 03:52 AM

Midwest WA build
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Thought id start a build thread after graduating! from this section

got 6th row on tonite , its gettin slower to lay and ive prob still got 5 to go!
This heat proof mortar in the pr mix tub seems to develop hair line cracks in the joints ? hope it holds up . I can honestly say I would rather have gone down the fire clay mortar path so i could mix up as much as id like. The cuts are getting harder too ! :)
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Faith In Virginia 07-18-2011 05:39 AM

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Nice looking build. I think you will like the covered area to use your oven. One question that I can't see in the picture. Did you leave space behind your oven for insulation? The picture looks close to that brick wall.

But it looks great! Keep us updated.


woodfried 07-18-2011 07:44 AM

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Thanks Faith
yeah ive got 4" between back of oven and brick wall

Faith In Virginia 07-18-2011 11:12 AM

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COOL!!!! Good to know about the 4"

woodfried 07-18-2011 04:11 PM

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just for the record,
I can see my oven roof aint gonna be anywhere near as perfect as yours:)
youve done a awesome job
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Faith In Virginia 07-18-2011 04:51 PM

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From what I've seen your doing just fine. The big thing is to have the oven work properly.

Thanks for the compliments about my oven it was a fun project.

So have fun and enjoy your oven and keep up the good work.


cholme 07-19-2011 12:06 AM

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Your work looks great! I am just a bit ahead of you. I am waiting the week for the mortar to cure before I fire it. The one bit of advice I have, since it looks like you are tapering your bricks: As you get higher up the chains, the cuts and size of the bricks get more critical to maintain the correct angle and circumference. Obviously, smaller bricks at the top few chains will produce smaller mortar joints.

Can't wait to see more.


woodfried 08-13-2011 02:38 AM

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found the perfect thing for those tricky cuts have just tried my laser level which can strike 4 verticle beams and a horizontal . Placed it inside the dome and it has a locating laser below which you place dead centre and it shines a line up the dome for the perfect angle , you mark 1 side of 1 brick , 1 side of the next brick then rotate to the next cut . The cuts on rows 7 8 9 were pretty average but row 10 is nearly perfect joins!. Wish id used it from the start.
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woodfried 08-13-2011 02:40 AM

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Still trying to work out the vent transition as my oven is under cover and i dont want any smoke what so ever coming out the front. Its gotta draw real good

woodfried 08-17-2011 07:28 AM

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got last course done yeah baby just need to plug it !
Key stone might have to be 2 part dont really want to try and fit another chain in such a small areaits about a 4" hole

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