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Old 12-12-2008, 02:19 PM
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We started this project (concrete oasis patio) in oct. The patio is 888 sq. ft big and is raised out of the ground 32 inches . the walls are built using ICF forms and concrete on full spread footers below the frost line. We will stamp the floor and walls on the patio in concrete. Now the brick oven- we built a raised area (42 inches off finished patio height) to start the oven . We then did our insulation coat on top of this new pad. We laid the floor in fire mortar in a running bond, then stood the first course up and parcged. Came back the next day and made a sand some on the floor to run our dome on to. We ran the dome up and parged with a inch of fire mortar. We added 4 inches of vermiculite and concrete mix to insulate and wrapped it with waterproof cement. We are going to build an overstructure out of block around this and stucco and add some type of roman decoration to finish so stay tuned, it may take awhile as it is getting cold here in the north so we will have to pick our days
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:04 PM
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ConcreteOasis,

That is a good looking oven!

Have you completed the curing fires, and how is the cooking going?

Is this oven part of a larger kitchen project?

Keep the pictures coming!

JED
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:38 PM
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it has been curing for the past week and tommorow will be the first fire. This patio is going to have a large polished top bar area with outdoor grill and of course plenty of room for making pizzas. Next sat. is our annual holiday party and we will be making pizzas can not wait!
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:51 AM
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here are some of the beginings of our backyard concrete oasis. more pics will follow as progress does. it will be slow as it is becoming winter here in the north. Also a couple of pics of a finished concrete oasis we did during this season with a fire pit
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:07 AM
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Concrete Oasis,

Looks great!!

Did you have any trouble getting your oven construction supplies in your area??
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:11 AM
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thanks guys, as far as local materials we have a great supplier that has everything we need , first fire just started will get pics up later
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:50 PM
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Nice!!! how did you make your capstones!!! I need to make some stair treads in the near future.

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Old 12-13-2008, 04:51 PM
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We use ICF concrete walls and pour the caps with the wall color and stamp. let me know if you need more info. All our jobs are paterned after old world photos from Italia. a few more pics
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:06 AM
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Your oven (actually, the whole project) looks great and I love the way your stand curves and keeps the wood at a higher level - well done!
What kind of finish are you planning?

Sarah
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:08 AM
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Yesterday was the first fire to season this puppy for a christmas party on saturday. Got the chambper up to 200 degrees and all went well
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