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Yea I figured I'd better fix that one . Beer and Bear... Ha.

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Your forms are looking great. I'm curious about the plastic stands. Do you pull those or leave them in. I've seen the concrete ones used, nd they are left in the pour. But you obviously never see the bottom side like you will here.

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MetalHead- Looking real tight so far. Regain your strength and keep up the good work!
I'm up here in Asheville NC and got the same rain you did today. You need you a dang canopy like I got. Oven Build In Central Alabama-45.jpgThen you build- rain or shine!

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Old 09-27-2009, 06:20 AM
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The plastic stands stay in the pour. As far as the cover, the funny part is I have everything in place and even have the steel roofing. I just left it off so I could build the oven.

I may stretch a tarp over the frame though... hmmm Good thought !!!
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:26 AM
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How to Finish a Large Span of Concrete - wikiHow

Check out Step 26. Seems strangely appropriate to wood fired oven building...


Since your frame is so high you may want to weight the tarp. Hanging weights off the overhang will help it drain better (more taut = better drainage). Otherwise you may end up w/ puddles over your head. They aren't fun when the tarp tears or pulls away.

Trust me, I know...

Stupid tarp...
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:05 PM
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Well - No Concrete Today ...

It was a great day out and I did get some things done in the afternoon.

I picked up this mixer at Lowe's and 20 - 80lb bags of Cement.

I also got my scaffold setup next to the oven. I should be able to pour it into the frame.

I'll try to pour tomorrow.
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Here is the pictures of the wire ties to prevent the form from buldging out from the concrete I promissed yesterday.

I figured I would use the rebar and the roll of rebar wire.

I just drilled some holes in the form and pulled the wire through and used cheap washers and screws (Which I will reclaim).

I set up one side and did not twist that side to tight. Just snug. Then I went to the opposite side and twisted those tight. Making sure they were fastened well to the rebar and don't slip.

I did this front to back and side to side making sure I did not pull my rebar out of place.

While I held the wire with the pliers I twisted the screw a few turns by hand. I then took the pliers and tighted the wire on the outside up against the screw. I then grabed the screw with the pliers and twited the whole thing until the wire got tight.

This is a cheap way to tie the form together to prevent blowouts and buldging.

I did three on each side. I would have put one in line with each piece of rebar, but I did not get enough washers. So I focused them around the middle.

As I tighted it all the rebar and wood started tweaking and creaking. So I know it is very tight fit now.

I pulled at it pretty hard and it did not budge !!
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:28 PM
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Here is another low tech solution. I cut up a two dollar bucket and made my corners. The bucket was a little flemsy (See two dollar comment above ).

So I went to my NASCAR high speed repair kit and pulled out the 300 MPH tape and went to work... Yet another use for Duct Tape - Concrete forms

I also added a picture of the wire tie after twisting with the pliers.
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:32 PM
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OK Quick off topic tech assist.

If you open a picture in Microsoft Paint you can resize it. I learned this on another forum.

Right click the photo and do an "open with" select Paint.

Then on the menu select Image then resize. Play with it a bit. I usually do 50 or 75 percent.

It really cuts the file size and the pics are still real clear.

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You can also download an image resizer. Microsoft has a free one I use on my desktop. When it decides to cooperate I'll get the name.


Um, tomorrow when I have time to figure out where the heck I put it.

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