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thak4 08-27-2012 01:41 PM

Zeeland, Mi 42" Oven Build
 
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After reading this forum and watching youtube videos for over a year I have finally started my oven build. So far I have the base pad poured and the stand built. Hoping to get the stand framed and the top pad poured sometime this week.

I'd like to thank everyone here for their posts and advice in this forum. No way would I have dared try this by myself without all the information available here.

UtahBeehiver 08-27-2012 02:49 PM

Re: Zeeland, Mi 42" Oven Build
 
Great start, what a nice view to have while cooking your pies.

texman 08-27-2012 02:50 PM

Re: Zeeland, Mi 42" Oven Build
 
Good Looking start. Welcome the WFO world. Great spot for your build. Enjoy your build.
Looks like a large base. what is the plan?
Texman

thak4 08-27-2012 07:08 PM

Re: Zeeland, Mi 42" Oven Build
 
Good Looking start. Welcome the WFO world. Great spot for your build. Enjoy your build.
Looks like a large base. what is the plan?
Texman


Thanks! For right now I'm just going to cover the oven with stucco when I am done. But I might change my mind later and add walls and a roof so I decided to give myself some extra room. Figured it wouldn't hurt to have the extra room. It will end up being about 77 X 71 inches for the top slab.

Capt 08-27-2012 08:03 PM

Re: Zeeland, Mi 42" Oven Build
 
Looking good! I am amazed at the amount of Michigan members here. Wow!

jbruning 08-28-2012 08:00 AM

Re: Zeeland, Mi 42" Oven Build
 
Another Michigander here too.
I've been lurking here off and on for a long time and plan to start on my oven soon. There is a wealth of information in the forum.

Looking forward to following your build!

thak4 08-28-2012 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by texman (Post 137372)
Good Looking start. Welcome the WFO world. Great spot for your build. Enjoy your build.
Looks like a large base. what is the plan?
Texman

The plan right now is to cover the dome with stucco for an igloo oven. Might change my mind later so I wanted the extra room just in case I decide to inclose it at a future date. Going to end up being about 78 X 71 inches for the top when done. The foundation is 88 X 80. Had that poured by the professionals when we extended our patio this summer.

jeeppiper 08-28-2012 10:09 AM

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I like what you did with the base...I wished I had split my base into two "rooms".

Just curious, how deep does your foundation need to be in Michigan? Im in PA and our zoning guy insisted that my foundation rest on 36 inches deep footers!!!

I went with the gabled roof over my oven. I did not want to risk a crack in the stucco allowing water to seep into the insulation. I felt a roof over the oven would manage water much better...just a thought.

thak4 08-28-2012 09:58 PM

Re: Zeeland, Mi 42" Oven Build
 
Not sure what the official code would be. I live out in the country so didn't have to deal with an inspector on this. It's a 6 inch base with rebar on top of gravel on top of sand. My property is on a natural sand hill. The company who poured it didn't think I needed any more then that. Lets hope that they are right and I don't have problems a few years from now :)

szv9n5 08-30-2012 07:26 PM

Re: Zeeland, Mi 42" Oven Build
 
Another Michan build! Great to see Michigan is well represented. I am in Macomb County. You and I are at about the same point in the project. I poured my hearth pad last weekend and hope to begin the dome this weekend. I hope we beat the snow! Anyway, nice start. I will keep in touch throughput the build.
-Steve


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