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njsicilian 08-24-2006 09:06 AM

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I have a solid piece of 1 1/4 inch granite left over from my kitchen and i would like to know if i can use it in front of the oven opening. It would actually be in front of the ash drop. How hot does that area get?

james 08-24-2006 11:07 AM

Not too hot
The front landing does not get too hot, and you can definitely use granite there. I have granite in front of one oven and I like it. It's easy to clean and nice and smooth. No seams to worry about.


arevalo53anos 08-24-2006 11:50 AM

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Not granite, precisely...
Not problems with temperature or at all.

janprimus 08-24-2006 11:58 AM

Nice work Luis
Luis, what is the material? By the way, I love the look of your oven. I like the stacked brick thing. Very cool! I really like the statuary as well, it is very chic.

CAM 08-24-2006 05:41 PM

The shell is sorta' reptilian, perhaps an armadillo. Very cool! Is the statuary from the islands? Really reminds me of my childhood in Brasil.

CanuckJim 08-25-2006 07:51 AM

Marble and such
In front of the ash drop I used an inch and half thick piece of square cut sedimentary limestone, called Owen Sound Ledgerock here. It's the kind of stuff used for patios, and I've laid a lot them. This was a leftover from a large job. Works great, doesn't get that hot, more like warm. Even so, I stuck it down with refractory mortar.


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