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Old 07-23-2009, 04:59 PM
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Well, I hope it isn't as bad as it looks to me, but I wanted to request the help from you guys who have more experience. What steps should I take? As you can tell, it runs upwards about three rows of bricks and there is a bigger hole at the bottom. As a newbie this is definitely what i was trying to avoid...

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:35 PM
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What crack?
That's definitely nothing to worry about. Normal expansion of your dome.

Your dome looks great. Press on and make pizza!
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:12 PM
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I agree with Ken. As a side note, when you build your next oven, try to keep the bricks off bond - it helps.

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Old 07-23-2009, 08:23 PM
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I will third this motion...no worries.
Les makes a good point, a little extra care should be taken to make sure that your vertical joints do not line up from one course to the next - off bond, as a true mason would say.

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Old 07-23-2009, 08:46 PM
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What crack ???? looks like normal joint expansion to me.. Enjoy your oven, there may be more so dont worry about it.. It sure it wont affect the flavor of your pizza..
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:44 PM
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Les and RT,

Thanks for the advice. I will keep that in mind. In some ways, I want to tear this one down already and rebuild, just to do it completely right, but I will wait for necessity to call. thanks! I'll be deep into making pizzas tomorrow.

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Old 07-24-2009, 06:58 AM
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Don't let it bother you too much RJ. Most of us would probably like to do it again. And a few of us do. But we also enjoy the heck out of the oven we have - even with their "unique" features (such as cracks, uneven hearths, occasional wetness, etc.).

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