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Old 09-25-2010, 08:41 PM
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Formed and poured the WFO counter last saturday. Thanks to my buddy Mike, I had asked if he could come over and help pour in the morning and well, I wasnt quite ready. Thought I would be done by 10 or 11 in the morning and we cleaned up around 6:00 PM!!!!!


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Old 09-25-2010, 08:49 PM
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Finished stripping the forms today, started the chimney stack and finished a little more rock

Used Sakrete 5000+ for the slab at about $5 a bag. The Buddy Rhodes mix that I like to use is more, a lot more. The Sakrete (from HD) worked quite well and I am quite happy the way the slab came out.

The drips on the big rocks will clean right up with either vinegar or a stiff wire brush or both.





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Absolutely wonderful!
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Great Work!!

keep those photos coming
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Well done Eric. Beautiful counter-top.
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Thanks guys, though I have to say this thing is kind of taking the wind out of my sail. It is very time demanding and I still have a lot of work to do with the framing and fascia work.

I keep changing my mind on the chimney design and I think I will just see what comes out as I do it!
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Well, It has been pretty nice weather here in Nor Cal, and since I have kind of stalled on my WFO project due to burn out (no pun intended!) I decided the other day to start re-drying out my WFO. After a few hours of 300 degrees or so fire going I got the idea to throw in a chuck roast I had ready for the oven. Put that baby in a cast iron dutch oven with carrots, onions and garlic, nothing fancy but that baby was awesome!

It turned out so good that I am now "fired" up about the oven again and want to both work on it and cook in it!! I still need to finish the flue transition, chimney, roof and upper enclosure!

I even went and ordered a half cord of dried and split white oak.

What to do? I plan on cooking some game hens hopefully this wednesday as our weather is supposed to stay in the 60s throughout the weekend. But I also need to work on the oven. You can see in the pic below that I have smoke residue all over the front of the oven and the keystone for the chimney transition from using the WFO without a proper chimney!






This is a pic of the WFO and chimney keystone back when it was still clean!

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Hi Eric, looks great. What is that counter top? Pigmented concrete. Like your wrap around counter design. Haven't seen that before.
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Yes, it is colored concrete, Sakcrete 5000 from HD. Cheap with powdered color.

The top will be framed with an enclosure and filled with more insulation. The landings out front will NOT have any posts though.

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Wow! Love the entire build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job on the oven and The wrap around counter is perfect! Great concrete work, Great stone work, Great brick work! I can see why it has taken you more than a weekend to build!

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