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Old 10-10-2007, 05:32 PM
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Now that is some great brickwork! Wow, she just looks like she is jumping at the thought of cooking.

Take care in curing -- you are so close, I can taste it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:39 PM
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I agree!!

Just awesome, and great pictures too.

Congrats!
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:48 AM
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Thanks guys, for the kind words! They are much appreciated!
I'm currently misting the dome 2 or 3 times daily to get the refractory mortar as hard as possible before the curing fires (in a week or two)get underway.
I'm a bit concerned about the vermiculite pad under the oven. It's still very firm but with all the building, misting, and rainy weather we've been having here in Boston Ma., the pad is soaking wet. Is this something I should be worried about or will it dry out with the fires? I'm planning to 'doghouse' over the oven and I want to make sure everything is bone dry before I insulate everything and cover it up.
Thanks again,
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:43 AM
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It will dry out fine. The process of hardening concrete is called "hydration" for a reason.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:40 AM
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Wonderful!!!!

I can't wait to see a picture of your keystone and some soot in that baby!!!

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Old 10-11-2007, 04:37 PM
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Hey Dmun,
I hope you're right. I'm getting a little worried about the mortar
getting hard. I stopped wetting it down because it seems a little weak at the bottom (the mortar). I covered it with a tarp because it's getting very rainy over here. I've got to 'just walk away' for now because I start to worry about things like that and then I start to loose sleep over it!
And Christo,
As far as the keystone goes, it's not that impressive. I was kind of rushing to get it done and it looks a bit like a crooked mosaic!! I will, however, post ALL of the photos at some point if I can figure out how to do a bunch of them at once without posting 900 pictures of Rina (see avatar pic) by accident! And thanks much for the compliments!
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:44 PM
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The two-toned firebrick in the dome is the coolest! I love that.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:40 PM
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Oventhusiast,
Where are these pictures everyone is talking about. I would like to see your oven.

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Old 11-19-2007, 05:19 PM
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Hi Fullback,
Go to the photo gallery. The pics are under the letter 'O' for oventhusiast.
Thanks for asking.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:46 AM
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thanks,
I will check it out.
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