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Old 07-12-2011, 09:53 PM
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I live in the Seattle (Bothell) area and just started my brick oven last week (42" Pompeii). The concrete pad was poured today. Does anyone have a Brick Saw I could rent?
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:23 PM
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Hi there! A lot of us have purchased this saw from Harbor Freight Tools (there are a couple of stores in the Seattle area).
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...tand-2462.html (Harbor Freight Tile Saw Stand)
http://www.harborfreight.com/25-hors...saw-95385.html

List is around $250. Stores have them on sale occasionally for as low as $200. Check your Sunday sale papers.

It's a low cost Chinese-made saw that is more than adequate for building an oven and many other projects.

I would buy one of these before I would rent.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:57 AM
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Yes to that. Buy the Chinese saw, Keep the packing materials, and sell it on craigslist or eBay as "like new in box" after your project is complete. Even without the resale, it will be cheaper than three days of rental. Do not, under any circumstances, rent from a place that charges you for blade wear. It's a big rip-off. They will charge you more for 'blade wear' than a new cheap diamond blade would cost.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:34 AM
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Thanks for the link. I actually rented one from home depot for a day to get the project started...but will look into getting the HF Saw later down the road. I attached a picture of where we are now in the project after 4 days of HARD work.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:49 AM
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Nice looking base! What are you planning to use for bottom insulation? Looks like a nice inset area on your hearth for vermiculite cement.
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Those are the whitest firebricks I have seen in a build, they are not insulating firebricks, are they?

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Old 07-17-2011, 03:16 PM
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Not sure. They were reclaimed from a residential fireplace. How can you tell if they are insulating brick?
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They weigh about 6 lbs each and are 8" x 4" x 3"
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:26 PM
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Thanks you. Planning on insetting 2" of ceramic fireboard.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:31 PM
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Fireplace bricks are good, they are usually low duty and perfect for our ovens (what I used). I've just never seen them so white, usually more of a cream or buff color.

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