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Old 09-24-2012, 09:23 PM
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I've got Kiko Denzer's book and like it a lot and also have Alan Watt's book. Alan is in Australia and suggests putting about 10% portland cement with the cob mix. I haven't seen this suggestion elsewhere. Can anyone tell me if this is advisable? Anyone with experience using this type cob?
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Gudday
just seen no one has replied......don't think wer'e are rude...you might try to repost in the section "other oven types" further down the forum page. You are more likely to have someone with the right info for you rather than other first timers

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I did a pizza oven building course with Alan Watt, at the time I thought the guy had all the answers and built my first oven using his techniques.

After finding this forum I tore down my first oven and built the second one properly.
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Hi Al,

You're the type of guy that I would like to have a beer with or two.
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You're the type of guy that I would like to have a beer with or two.
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Id like to have a beer with the regulars on the forum, such a knowledgeable lot.
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Given that Portland cement doesn't like high temp and is likely to break down, the addition of lime to the cob would be preferable. Perhaps lime for the inner face and cement for the rest. If applying the mix by hand, any lime in it will be pretty savage on the skin of your hands, suggest you wear rubber gloves.
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Someone said beer!
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The Chinese used rice flour in the bricks on the Great Wall.
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I stand corrected, I knew they used it some where..
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