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Old 04-07-2013, 08:32 PM
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Hope you only punctured the foil. You don't really want to make holes in the blanket too. The reason i suggested some nails in the wood is that you can make 4 or so holes at one time and adjust the depth so they only penetrate the foil.
Probably won't make that much difference.

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:10 AM
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I didn't count the holes just did a quick area calculation of the dome A= 4 * pi * r2 /2 to get square inches. Crazy number of holes but in reality only took a little over an hour to do.

David, I had to at least push the outer blanket layer (two 1.5" layers installed) since there was foil on both sides of the outer blanket, but I probably went into the inner layer as well. It is what it is.

CN, I am really not expert on whether to leave the foil on or not. I ended up deferring to those who used foil before me and ended up following there recommendations, sort of. I had the blankets on and chickened wired so a little late to take foil off so I opted to perforate foil instead.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:36 AM
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Layout the floor, made an IT(based on jcg31's model) and cut the floor.

Clofgreen - thanks for the feedback on the brick temperatures, pies look great.

Off to making the form for the inner arch, going to use Karanga Dude and GianniF's example of a taper arch as my guidance for my build.

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Is there a reason why you could not install them diagonally using the same pattern and rotating 45 degrees?
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:32 PM
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Wow,

I have to scratch the old gray matter, that was awhle ago. My bricks were tapered and needed to place them opposite to each other in order to avoids gaps. I assume you mean the floor??
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:32 AM
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Hey Russ, you're oven'd ready for the space race!

Good luck with the next bit! It's bloody frustrating! I too used a similar rotating guide, but i also made a curved trowel from some plywood.
Make it to the required radius, and you can use it to hold the mix against the dome whilst tamping from above to consolidate.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:59 AM
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Hey Bookem,

My dome does look like one of those satellites ready to launch!!! Good to hear from ya. I will take your advice and make myself a curved trowel to hold the pcrete in place. Have not seen any pics from you lately.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:00 PM
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Weather been pretty crepe over here, and my rendering has suffered. I've kept it covered up until the other day. I've got a re-rend to do. Major frost damage.
I'll bare myself to all when i pluck up the courage to get some photos taken.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:42 PM
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Hey Bookem,

Weather here is also $#%, blue tarped everything again, snowed earlier this week. Since I cannot work on the oven I finished my rocking pizza cutter. Also made a curved trowel like you suggested, similar to your's and Gulf'sl for the p-crete. So when the weather permits I am in business.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:06 AM
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That's a great idea on a cutter. What guage of stainless or aluminum did you use?
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:36 AM
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Hello from Japan,
When you start working with your pericrete, try making softball sized balls as building blocks. I did this over the weekend and it seemed to work fine. Originally, I was just placing material with one hand and using a rubber float to hold the shape of the insulation. This time, I picked up the pericrete and squeezed it into a ball before placing it. A lot of balls makes the build go a little quicker.

As the build proceeds, you can add additional material to smooth the curvature out to the desired shape. You already have a good insulation base, so you could easily work with a 5:1 mixture. That sets hard like a rock overnight. That could be followed with a render coat suitable to use drill in anchors for your copper cladding.

Sorry to hear WX in Utah is still chilly! Our spring is slow but the cherry blossums are pretty much in bloom right now and no need for a wood stove anymore this season.

BTW, great looking pizza cutter!
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