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Old 06-20-2009, 03:54 PM
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Default Dome on top or on side of floor?

I'm sure somewhere in the forum this may have been asked but, here I am asking again.
Does it really matter whether the dome is on top or on the side of the oven floor? Or, is this just expansion theory by preference?
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:12 PM
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It doesn't matter at all. The professional oven builders use the dome and floor separate method, because commercial ovens that are fired every day will wear out the floor bricks in a decade or so, and they are slightly easier to replace if they are entirely inside the dome. I put my dome on the floor, because I thought it would distribute the weight on the insulation better. Experience has shown that both ways work fine.
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:40 PM
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Thanks for the info, As I get closer to submitting a permit, I just want to make sure I have my questions all answered and I have a plan in my head. I think the dome on top of the floor would save me some cutting and if there is notther to fear in a home build and average home use, I will probably pursue this method.

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Old 06-20-2009, 07:09 PM
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Hey Bob,
Just walked in the door. Poured in the foundation today using the mini cement mixer. I'll post some more in the morning, I'm beat.
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