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Old 05-24-2014, 06:38 AM
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I'm getting started to build a brick oven. Just
Found this site. Don't have a lot of time to
Research as I have pour planed for next week.
I built a pergola and patio I'm pouring, and stamping.
My plan is for a oven just off the pad. I guess
I'll swing for the fence and do a 42" dome style. I
Need to dig for the pad this weekend. What size
Pad do I need for block base? I'll go 10-11 inch deep
4" stone and 6" pad with rebar. Just need a size. Thanks
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:14 AM
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Have you read the free e-book that details how to build a pompeii oven from start to finish?

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Old 05-27-2014, 10:52 AM
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Pad do I need for block base? I'll go 10-11 inch deep
4" stone and 6" pad with rebar. Just need a size. Thanks
I'm posting a picture of the recomendations from the free Forno Bravo plans. I would highly recomend that when you get a chance, download and read them as they are very helpful.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:23 PM
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Yep, all framed up ready for concrete. I'm
A little thick 6" but that's okay ran out of stone.
Putting wire mesh in also using 4000 psi
Concrete with fiber. I dug 12" and have a 6" stone base.
I got the down load and have been reading and looking
At endless pictures.. I notice a lot of bases dry stacked?
Then core filled with rebar? Are most of the bases dry stacked
And then just core filled? I would at least think
Of laying bottom corse with mortor so it stays put? Once
I get a good day to pour concrete I'll get base laid up
In short order. I'll take plenty of pics.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:51 PM
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Ready for stone and wire
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:24 AM
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Looks good. Don't forget to tamp dirt and stone.
I chose not to drystack, but in going through a lot of blogs, it's pretty common, and would certainly save time.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:29 AM
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Yes I did tamp the dirt and plane on a little
More stone tonight. Pad is about 6" so I'll
add some more to get right at 5 1/2". If I
Can pour Saturday I'll have base laid up and
Shelf framed by weeks end.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:35 AM
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:46 AM
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Looks good.
When you pour, try to get the rebar somewhere in the middle of the concrete. I lifted mine up with some pieces of brick.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:43 AM
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Yeap I always grab it with a tooth of a rake
Pull it up into concrete. I'm pretty sure I'll be
Okay until I get to base. I got more reading to
Do tonight. But really glad I got this forum
To bounce questions off. Going to be a fun
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