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Old 09-27-2007, 06:13 PM
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As promised I will document the progress of my oven. It's going to be a Quebec (I think that's what they call it) type of oven.

This is the start where I layed out the blocks to get an idea of size and placement.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:18 PM
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Progress

I concreted the blocks in place and put a base board in to retain the vermiculite/cement layer. The 2" vermiculite/cement layer was then poured.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:19 PM
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Once the vermiculite was cured I boxed up for the hearth.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:23 PM
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After boxing I welded up the steel reinforcement for the hearth slab. I did it this was as I has a lot of scrap steel and I could form it to give maximum strength where needed.

Note roof over boxed area. This was to stop the rain getting into the vermiculite layer.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:32 PM
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Progress

Heath slab has now been poured

You can just pick it in one of the pics, a thermocouple wire coming out of the slab. This will be inserted into the oven floor.

Last diagram is the slab construction.

For anybody wondering, I chose to go with 2 layers of vermiculite as it wasn't that expensive to do this and it covered both bases I figured. The old way of constructing on a slab with vermiculite underneath and the new way of constructing directly on the vermiculite layer. I suppose only time will tell if I got it right.

I couldn't help myself. I had to fill it with wood
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:26 PM
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Wow that's great. When I saw your first 2" of vermiculite under the slab I was worried, but that's just an extra layer.

And that roof! That's better than some of us have on our permanent enclosures. What is that stuff, aluminum decking or something?
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:07 AM
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Really nice!!! How much time do you have in it so far?

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Old 09-29-2007, 09:51 PM
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You've done some nice touches that vary a bit from what I've seen before. I like the look of it. Anything new for the dome phase?
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:11 AM
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No progress to date. The family has been keeping me busy.

In response to the questions;

The roof is made of corrugated plastic. It's just like corrugated cardboard but made of plastic. I got a heap of it from a factory that was throwing it out. I had so much of it I used it for the boxing of the hearth slab.

I have about 12 hours in this project so far but I think that the time input will increase dramatically when the oven construction starts.

I hope to pour the vermiculite/cement fondou this week. I'll post pics when done.

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Old 10-03-2007, 09:36 AM
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Very nice, Dave. I'm looking forward to watching your progress.
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