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Old 05-12-2008, 07:41 AM
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Dome is 17.5", and opening is around 11.5" at its highest - near enough 65%.

Should be ok for room - its been 'tried' with a couple of different sized plates when we were building, and pizza will not be the only thing it sees !!

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Old 05-12-2008, 11:27 AM
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Nice! Great build - small but functional!
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:22 AM
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My daughter recons she could climb inside... Not sure I'll hold her to that as I don't want to have to take it to bits just when she gets stuck !!

I'm now working on door designs, and getting on with the outer dome and chimney tonight !

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Old 05-20-2008, 03:45 PM
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Well its dried out for a week or so - I've been helping it along with a gas ring that I've put inside, just to drive out the moisture.

I've had a couple of small fires, but tonight saw the first 'true' burn !! SWMBO is complaining of the woodsmoke smell in the house !!



Outer arch has also been done - working up to the chimney on over the weekend !!

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Old 05-21-2008, 02:03 AM
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Nice! I like the lintel on the stand opening. Feels good to lighting those fires, huh?

SWMBO...?

I'm guessing it must refer to your better half, but as to how...

Sweet woman my best other?
Spouse with more body odour?
Stop whining Missus because of oven?
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:34 AM
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SWMBO...?

She Who Must Be Obeyed.....!!

The lintel is a piece of oak railway sleeper that was left over from the garden design. They are 9" x 5", and green oak, so I doubt its going anywhere !!

I've got a real wood fire thing anyway, so lighting mine for the first time was fab !!! I love the smell of woodsmoke, and there is something about sitting and watching flames for hours !

The fire seems to burn better at the back or sides, and less towards the front. I think this is due to the airflow and that a fire at the front cannot curl the heat up and over the dome. In the dark, you can see the levels forming in the smoke, which appears to hit a 'ceiling' as it burns.

More tonight...!!

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Old 05-21-2008, 10:54 PM
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Nice guesses Francie! You crack me up, over and over again!
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:36 PM
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Looks like we're done...!! #

Had a cracking weekend, got the chimney sorted, and finished the outer dome. The insulation is 4" rockwool secured by a 1/2" mesh, followed by at least 2-3" of perlcrete. All topped off with between 4" and 7" of brick.

The chimney itself is 31" tall, and stands on the 2 arches. As it stands further back over the dome, it makes a natural throat, and I've smoothed the lip over inside with a fire clay, chamotte and cement mix. It came from a local reclaim yard, and the guy recons its over 100 years old ! Its hand thrown terracotta, and really looks the place !

Had a good burn on Saturday - started about 3pm, and kept it going until 8pm, when I loaded in a fairly large log, shut the front and let it burn out.

I have 4 thermocouples -
  • Above insulation,
  • Dome Apex(approx 3" from surface)
  • Dome Side (approx 1" from surface)
  • Floor

The temperatures at 11pm were 95F,482F,455F,347F respectively. By 9am on Sunday, they had dropped to 73.4F,338F,302F,158F, and I was amazed that by Monday 8am, they were still above ambient at 60.8F,158F,131F,122F.

Now all I need is a proper door - been using bricks ! Looking to a decent burn this weekend and PIZZA !

None of this would have been possible without this forum - cheers guys and girls !!

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Old 05-27-2008, 04:48 PM
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I love your chimney. It's perfect with your brick and the plaque.

Nice work!
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:30 AM
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Wow, that looks really fantastic! Congratulations!

Great find with the chimney... I looked around for something like that, but they don't have them in this country. Saw lots on ebay in the UK though...
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