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Old 05-28-2012, 06:23 PM
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Thank you Utah,
I don't call it an "enclosure" though. I really like many of enclosures that I have seen on this forum and I really like many of the Igloos too. I decided to split the difference.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:19 PM
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I was able to pull up the foamglass and CaSi board after work and lay down the fireclay and sand mix. Reinstalled insulation and brick floor and base ring of dome. Did learn I was glad I numbered all the bricks and take a picture for orientation. Without them I would still be out there trying to piece things together. Made the mistake when laying the sand mix to over moisten the concrete so the notched trowel just smeared the fireclay/sand mix. Work other areas then came back. Mix almost set in some areas and sloppy smear in in others.

Going to start the inner arch later this week based on Karanga Dude and GianniF builds.

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Hey Russell,

The build looks great so far. I am just a few hours north of you in Eastern Idaho. I will be watching your build closely.

Good luck!

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Thanks for the encouragement. This project is a labor of love.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:52 PM
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Hey Russell,

You said you have more pics of your base build...where can we find them? I am very interested in your design (since it will probably fit my yard better) and storage area. Let me know where I can find them.

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Old 06-04-2012, 05:43 AM
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I will send you some next week i am out of the country right now. Do you have a email address you want them sent?

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A great start! I sent you a Private message.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:20 PM
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Derk,
Reading Clofgreen's build and notice you son is or was a lifty at Snowbird. I have over 20 years as aski and snowboard instructor at the Bird. Small world.

I am debating withself on mortar joint size. Notice Clofgreen joints were 1/16" front 3/16" back. If i get this on an dome i will be very happy. What is your experience?

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Old 06-08-2012, 09:47 PM
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Russell,

Austin loved his time there, it was only one season though. He is leaving on a mission to Romania in July. He has a skier get hung up on a chair and was going on up the hill, he asked Austin for a knife and he cut himself down, 8 foot drop but he was ok. A little stress for the newbie operator. He said that I was going skiing before the end of the season, I went, it had been 20 years, still had the skills and the desire, but the thighs were on fire after 3/4 of a run. Anyway back tot he topic at hand.

I think that the advice from clofgreen is good, uniformity is great, We winged it and the inside of our barrel looks really rough, not very pretty. there does not seem to be any problems with the joints even though the gap width is all over the place. No cracking or drop offs that I can see. Post to Tscarborough with the question or search his threat and photos, he knows his stuff.

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Tight as possible on the front without being anal about it and the back doesn't really matter. Ideal refractory joints are 1/8 or less, but that is not realistic for a Pompeii oven.
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