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Old 10-26-2013, 04:55 AM
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Not trying to be a pain, but your oven opening appears to be too high and wide. If you please, what are the dimensions?
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:38 AM
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If I would like to install a fire break in the firebrick floor at the entry to the inner arch, what would I use to make the firebreak itself?

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I also wanted to do something for a thermal break. Of course I am not sure if this has any effect at all, but here is what I did. I did basically the same thing between the inner arch and the entry. Just a few cuts with the saw to lessen the surface area of contact. I'm sure it will fill with ashes, but still should help.
Allen,
Your building is coming along nicely, beautiful arch

Below is a link to my thread about my heat break. Now that I fired the oven and taken so data to measure the performance. I think it is performing nicely my oven was still 120F after seven days with only a piece of cement covering the opening. There is definitely a big temperature change across the break. I'm glad I took the time to incorporate the heat break. Do yourself a favor and put one in.

Good luck with your build keep up the good work. I'm also seeing what stonecutter is, your arch does look a little high. Did you follow the golden rule max 63% of dome height?

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My floor heat break is blend of the those whom trodden before. I'm not sure how well it will perform, but it's better then nothing. I should had used a wider piece of stainless. it would have allowed a thicker section of insulating brick beneath. I ended up with only a one inch sliver of insulating brick. I thought about beveling the two types of brick but didn't thing I would gain much. Most of all the angle cuts would have been a nightmare of difficulty. So it is what it is. I can always put a wider insulating and stainless barrier later if I don't like how it performs.

I incorporated a ceramic fiber band like Gulf did, this should slow some of the heat transfer to the stainless and beyond. We will see......... I allowed the stainless tubing to be slightly higher than the surrounding bricks. This should keep the edges of the bricks from chipping. The square tubing has a nicely rounded corners the and any tool or pans etc... should glide over it easily I hope.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:55 AM
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PS,
A floor break would do little good without a arch heat break also.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:58 AM
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Good luck with your build keep up the good work. I'm also seeing what stonecutter is, your arch does look a little high. Did you follow the golden rule max 63% of dome height?
As a point of reference, ideal range is 60%-64%
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:02 AM
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As a point of reference, ideal range is 60%-64%
Thanks for the clarification cause mine ended up slightly more then the 63% that make me feel better.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:48 AM
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either way...it'll still work.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:59 PM
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The door is 63% of the overall height, but I know where the problem/issue is, and now hoping the oven will still be fine.
The issue is that I have begun my dome shape of the first ring of vertical half bricks, not the oven floor. So in essence my dome is half a brick taller then it is wide.

Dimensions are, 40" width, 24" high.
Opening is 14 3/4 high, 22" wide.
All measurements taken of firebrick floor.

I do realise now that that seems quite large compared to most on here, but it is still 63%, its that my dome is raised on the first course I guess.

Any thoughts?

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Old 10-26-2013, 01:01 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys, always welcome!!

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Old 10-26-2013, 01:14 PM
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Todays efforts, closing of the dome.

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:08 PM
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Beautiful!! Love the arch!
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