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Old 06-19-2014, 05:09 PM
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NC, yes you did right taking it apart. It is a easy fix. Tight joints are best. When you re- layout the arch try to make all the pieces close to the same size. Do the math, circumference of a circle divide by 2 for half circle. figure the bottom of the brick size with 1/8 in. joint. Do the same for outside length of arc. The key is to end up with consistent pieces and mortar joints. Hope I did not jump into a fire, just thought I would offer a little advice. The rest of your ovens courses look good, the arch will too!!!Wayne
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:46 PM
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Wayne.....no fire to jump into. I appreciate the advice. As I said before, oven building is all new to me. I did have reservations about the arch and I also feel I did the right thing and tore it out. It's a done deal. Thanks for offering advice and it is always appreciated. Feel free to chime in anytime.
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:07 PM
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I got my arch rebuilt and a few more rows done over the weekend. Here's a progress pic.
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I got my arch rebuilt and a few more rows done over the weekend. Here's a progress pic.
Looking good, Carl.
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Looking good, Carl.
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This really looks nice NCMan. I dont know how you guys visualize and form up the arches with ease. I've been reviewing the techniques that everyone provides and when I see the results, its pretty amazing. Keep the pictures coming and great job!
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:03 AM
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This really looks nice NCMan. I dont know how you guys visualize and form up the arches with ease. I've been reviewing the techniques that everyone provides and when I see the results, its pretty amazing. Keep the pictures coming and great job!
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Checker...thanks for the compliments. I am far from being an expert at oven building, as this is my first experience w/it, although masonry in general and concrete I do have some experience with. I sure have learned alot from this Forum. I also need to send kudos out to all the "been there, done that" guys and gals on here who lend a hand to guys like us when we need it. It's invaluable. If you have questions, I would ask away, as I am pretty sure someone can help. Also, read through some of the build threads and you can learn alot there, too. Thanks again for the compliments and I will be sure to post a picture or two as I make progress.
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NC,

Not sure I can agree the Campmaki that it was an easy fix but IHMO it was the correct fix especially with a brick chimney. You will be happier in the long run. Although too late for you, any of the builders trying to figure out how to taper their arch bricks, do a Google search for General Tools and they have a free program (although buried in their web site) called the Angleizer which helps you determine all the sizes on a taper arch brick, joint size, etc.
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Not sure I can agree the Campmaki that it was an easy fix but IHMO it was the correct fix especially with a brick chimney. You will be happier in the long run. Although too late for you, any of the builders trying to figure out how to taper their arch bricks, do a Google search for General Tools and they have a free program (although buried in their web site) called the Angleizer which helps you determine all the sizes on a taper arch brick, joint size, etc.
Russell....I agree that it wasn't an easy fix, but it's done and I am happy I did it. I didn't have any intentions of trying to taper the arch bricks, just try to make them tight. I think the choice of whether or not to go through all the time and work to taper inner arch bricks is up to each individual builder. While structurally I agree it's a superior way to do it, I personally did not choose to and feel it is fine......for me. It's a bit like choosing to dry your oven with or without insulation on the dome. All decisions to be made individually, right? I imagine lots of builders will find your Angle Gizmo useful if they choose to go that route. Thanks for passing along the info. It is appreciated.
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Here are a couple more progress pics. I just keep working on it bit by bit as I get time.
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