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Old 12-20-2005, 07:33 AM
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OK, so I'm almost ready to close in the dome. It would have been done last weekend but I ran out of brick. Oh well, I can't think of a better way to spend Christmas Eve day... The oven is part of a larger bar/outdoor kitchen. Everything is done with permits and to local code. I sure hope I can get it done before winter is over. For those not familiar with sunny South Florida, winter lasts roughly 2.5 weeks...


Form work for the slab


Adjusting the layout for steel placement


Steel in place, let's get some blocks stacked...
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:36 AM
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Front view of the blockwork and beginning of the hearth forms


View from the rear (R-L: sink, refigerator, storage)


I skipped the angle iron and just poured a lintel across the opening. I'm sure I could have just spanned it with the hearth too...
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:38 AM
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Hearth form in place


Hearth form supports...


2" perlcrete...
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:38 AM
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Some #5 steel


And we've got cake, er, a slab. That's a lot of concrete to mix in a wheelbarrow...
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:40 AM
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Dome layout


End of day one of dome building. I had to re-do the door bricks. I made my opening a little larger than I intended and the mortar didn't stick.
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:41 AM
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End of day two of dome building. It's starting to look like something useable... More pics to follow soon!
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:14 AM
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Finished off most of the dome on Christmas eve, and the keystone went in on Christmas day. My present to myself... Looking at the remaining hole, I opted to skip cutting little bits of brick and just use a whole brick on it's side. Having a wet saw sure makes the work easier. The remaining void was filled with refractory mortar...



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Old 01-10-2006, 07:26 AM
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This part of the job struck me as far more challenging. I've never done any brick work and figuring out how to support it over the vent opening required a lot of pondering...

I ended up using 1.25" x 3/16" angle to support the bricks, cutting a channel in the brick so it wouldn't show from the outside. It seems to have worked fine...



Next was working out the arch.


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Old 01-10-2006, 07:26 AM
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I like the "Plug" and the slivers to fill voids rather than refactory mortor. Your lack of squeezed mortor on the inside gives the dome a tight look. very nice

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