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Dusty and Eric, thank you for the kind words. I was out of work most of November and December, so I was able to make good time between rain storms. One week it rained for 6 or so days straight and I couldn't stand it and worked in the rain with an umbrella. Great project, but now my wife is wanting to start on the rest of the outdoor kitchen already. My work is never done.

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Been quite some time since I've posted on this thread. Today I mortared the flue and finished the insulation. Three layers of FB blanket and one inch wire mesh over that.
Question, how do you attach of anchor the wire mesh so you can apply stucco?
Will the weight of the stucco hold it down?

Thanks everyone for the help on this forum.
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Tried to attach a photo, but it doesn't want to work at the moment.
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The stucco will pretty much develop a shell around the blanket. Are you going with a straight mortar or something with an acrylic backer?

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Les,
From what I've read on the forum, an acrylic stucco seems to be the best option. I have not yet been to the store to see what they have. You mentioned in a post I read that was what you did. Can it be put oven the mesh and how many coats?

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I ended up putting chicken wire over the blanket (there is a layer of vermiculite/portland between the two). I shaped that with about an inch of mortar. After it dried, I did one solid coat of the Dryvit (acrylic) and added a little more to get a better shape.

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Thanks Les, I went to look at your pictures again. I had looked at them before, but it's funny how much more you appreciate someones workmanship after going through the process. Your dome is perfectly shaped and that is what we are striving for. I like your idea of using mortar to shape the wire, then the acrylic.
Now, where did you get the poor man's tool set and the "gun rack"?
Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet at the expo. Dusty said you were there on Sat. but it was quite busy.

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Now, where did you get the poor man's tool set and the "gun rack"?
The rack is just aluminum channel from HD. The shovel and rake are a modified poper scooper from Pet Smart, the rest I made out of aluminum. The handles are EMT pipe. In hind sight, I would have made the rake since I don't use the shovel at all after I made the ash bucket.

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Picture of ash bucket? I have most of what I need, but a straight handled shovel seems to be what I need now.
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I just rake the ashes straight into this, then dump them into a bucket.

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Hi Tom,
How about a current pic of the oven? I heard you had pizza party and you were planing on tripling the recipe for 18 pies.
I've found that for some reason I'm always making a triple recipe at a time. Seems to work good in the standard KA mixer.
Looking forward to seeing your oven,
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