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telehort 02-04-2007 03:14 PM

Poured my foundation today
I am in the beginning stages of my "oven journey" and I got the foundation poured today. I thought about doing it with 80# bags, but because I turn 41 tomorrow and want to be able to sit upright for my b-day dinner I opted on premix in a pull behind mixer. Man is that the way to go!!! I would have needed about 30-35 bags of concrete at about $4 a bag to have to load/unload and move to mix by hand and it cost me $127 for 3/4 yard of premix/trailer. From the time I walked in to rent it, pour it and returned, it was less than 1.5 hours and my back is doing just fine.
I thank everyone for all the great info and pics on this site..and I look forward to posting a few off my own as I progess.

telehort 03-08-2007 06:51 PM

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I have made some progress. I hope to have the hearth poured this weekend. Here are a few photos in the Pizza Oven album Yahoo! Photos

dmun 03-08-2007 07:13 PM

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I think it's a little over-engineered for a dog-house.:rolleyes:

No, seriously, it's looking great!

carioca 03-08-2007 07:27 PM

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Hello Telehort,

couldn't look at your photos because Yahoo didn't serve them up to me, being a non-member. And no (although I'm a bit a of a yahoo myself, in the Aussie idiom) I didn't wish to become a member...

Perhaps you'd care to upload snaps to the FB Photo Gallery?

Item. I took the hard road to pouring the slab :-) It took a little while, and perhaps 8 of the small 20kg bags of cement, but I got there in the end (totally stuffed, but then, at almost 71 I'm not that indefatigable any more...)

So, I've decided to pour the hearth myself as well, with my wife filling the buckets of sand and aggregate, ready to tip into the tractor-driven mixer!



Chris 03-08-2007 07:38 PM

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Looking good!

RTflorida 03-08-2007 08:44 PM

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Tele, looking good. Your at the same level as I am, I actually framed the hearlth slab as well asthe rebar today.....I should get both slabs (supporting & insulating) poured tomorrow or Saturday, body willing.

Goog luck,

jahysea 03-11-2007 05:44 PM

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Hey.. I enjoyed looking at your wine cellar pictures! We didn't have any rooms I could shorten in the house, I had to build a building in the side yard for mine. 9" walls, stucco, tile roof. The unit runs a fair bit when it's really hot outside.

You have that cellar full of wine yet?

telehort 03-12-2007 04:29 PM

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Thank you Jahysea..I enjoyed doing the wine room. After months of research, I actually built it in 2 weekends so it went very fast. It was nice to walk into a 56 degree room when we were above 110 out here in California last summer, being from Minnesota originally, I walk in there to remind me of home.

telehort 03-12-2007 04:31 PM

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I poured my hearth over the weekend and have updated my Pizza Oven album at Yahoo! Photos

telehort 03-15-2007 03:54 PM

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I pulled the forms today off the hearth and the supports from underneath and was very pleased when everything stayed up and in place.

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