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Old 06-10-2009, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for the replies and advise...
Can't wait for the weekend to continue working on oven...
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:10 AM
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Hello

since my last post... it has gone downhill from there...
i am even in contemplation right now
is there a point where the job is done so badly
that i have to actually redo the whole dome again

please help...
take a look at them pictures and please tell me
is this so bad that the only option for me is to restart /redo the whole dome

or is this acceptable and will still work?

thanks
arlene
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:13 AM
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more pictures to show how messy the job i've done
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:59 AM
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Fire it up! It is a taste test not a visual test. If you mortar joints are secure it will work just fine. You have a couple months before snow, get cookin. If you get negative comments on your brick work, tell them you were going for a rustic look and let them go to Dominos for their pizza! I hope it works great for you. Cheers,
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:25 AM
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Here's my opinion, I think it looks great. A little mortar on the surface never hurt anything. Your brick work looks closely fitted, and it looks nicely shaped. Time to start curing.

Here's the thing: Sometimes the good is the enemy of the best, but sometimes the best is the enemy of anything at all. It's called perfectionism, and it's considered a defect for a reason. Let it go.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:55 PM
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I agree with Dmun. The important thing is it works. I think I'm the only one who notices my brickwork. I ended up using two rows of "red" bricks so it would look neat but I don't think anyone has even noticed... I had issues with the top of my dome so I covered it with HS (probably not ideal) but I haven't had any trouble with it flaky off - after 1 year and probably 100+ pizzas.

I'll think you'll be fine.

Keep us posted.

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Old 07-14-2009, 01:06 PM
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thanks so much... i think i will start the curing this weekend
i feel a lot better

i think my oven definitely has some character
if you look at my entrance
it looks like a vampire
with a loose tooth...

hehehe
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:36 PM
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I think it looks great, I can only hope that mine will look as good.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:53 PM
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Just try to knock it down! I think you would find it so sturdy that you would quickly realize that it is not falling down on it's own in your lifetime.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:59 PM
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I agree with the others... think of it as character! Worst case scenario, if those points actually end up interfering with your getting things in and out of the oven, you could go in and gently knock the corners off of them with the chisel or brickset.

You've made a great accomplishment here, and in very short time! You should be proud of your oven!
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