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Old 09-25-2012, 02:33 PM
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Default Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!

I was blown away at the amount of ovens here in Michigan! Here is mine that my cousin and I completed in a few weeks last month. We had no idea how we were going to go about the build, flew by the seat of our pants. He is a mason by trade, so that was the good part.

We began by digging the footings. The center is for the actuall oven, the right side for the charcoal grill, left side for the fireplace. Also, the form for the hot tub is in the left of the pic:


Messing around, preliminary block laying:


The block done, and the beginning of the charcoal grill:


First color of brick down. I liked the look of utility brick vs. standard. Also, the base for the refractory poured:
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:36 PM
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Front view with storage underneath:


I used a Superior Clay modular 36 inch oven. I couldn't find a FB dealer near me, and shipping one to Michigan would have broke me!


Making a template for the refractory base:


Laying out the base cinderbrick:
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:38 PM
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Base complete, and refractoy poured. The firebrick will be on top of this:


Herringbone floor mostly completed:


Started fitting the modular pieces. This was a PAIN.


Checking for level, ready for the mortar:
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:46 PM
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My cousin thought I should use my spare work helmet for a cap:


Transitioning to the red brick:


Arch formed and drying:


Building up the brick around the arch, and finishing the firebrick hearth:
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:49 PM
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Dome parged with refractory mortar, 2-2.5 inches thick:


Scaffold set up, ready to take it to the sky! BTW, I am not in any of the pics. lol


Small curing fire, before the caps are poured:


Caps formed, ready to pour:
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:52 PM
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Caps are finished:


Nightime pic from my roof, before the acid wash:


My cousin powerwashing the acid off:


One of my Pointer pups Waylon, guarding the oven:
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:56 PM
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I know the opening height looks too high, but we are putting 6 inch stamped concrete on top of the existing slab, so it will bring the height up proper.

First thin crust outta the oven:


I should have enough wood to fire a few pies.


Thanks for looking, I really learned a lot from this site prior to my build. If anyone has any questions regarding my build, please feel free to ask. And to the SE Mighigan peeps, if you need a list of material suppliers, I will be more than happy to share!

Ryan
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:36 PM
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Nice brickwork and oven, holy #@$ that is alot of wood.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:35 PM
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Nice brickwork and oven, holy #@$ that is alot of wood.
We also heat our house strictly with wood, hence why I decided to double the storage space. lol
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:23 PM
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hey capt I reconize your build from hearth.com nice job
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