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Old 04-21-2014, 08:08 AM
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Default 42" Pompeii oven in Gloucester, Virginia.

Hello,
I started on my project about a month ago.
Now I am at the stage where I need to position my oven and I have a couple of questions because the instructions are not too clear on that.
- How far from the back should the oven be?
Right now my guess is to place my center point of the dome at the same distance from the sides and back. So if the center of the dome is 35.5" from the left and right side, it should also be 35.5" from the back as well?

My second question is about putting the oven floor in place.
I read that I should not use Heat stop 50 because of the cement part.
I also saw a video of a guy using a clay slip, soak the brick in water first then dips the brick a 5th of the way in the slip and lay the floor.
Is the slip an appropriate method? I used to make pottery and I have a bag of powered clay. Could I make a slip with it to lay the floor down?
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:32 PM
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I have attached some photos of the progress.
More photos to come.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:34 PM
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More pictures.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:37 PM
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I mixed everything in the wheel barrel. It gets old afterwards.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:42 PM
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Building the stand. That was my first time building a wall using blocks.
I guessed the space between blocks but it worked out.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:45 PM
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I covered the front with top sand mix to cover the angle iron.
I ran out or mix and I need to ad another coat because when I poured the slab I have drips all over.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:51 PM
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I chose to use Durock boards.
I was surprise how still fragile they are. I heard crunches here and there when I first handled them so I was getting more careful with them.
I also used some cable across the frame to prevent bowing the frame.
I saw that on other pictures and I thought that was a good idea.
When I look back I think I should have left more space between the rebars and the Durock boards.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:04 PM
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On the second picture, I was trying to fit the layout. I think the manual is not very clear where to position it. In fact, I answered the first question of the post myself.
It made sense to use the same distance in the back and on the sides, that's why there is 2 blue lines. I moved the center of the oven 4 inches to the back.
You can see the drips on the front wall that I will address later.
The last picture is the frame for the insulating layer.
I will use Vermiculite and portland cement (5:1).
Now, I have to raise the frame by .5 inch to have a total of 4 inches (because the 2x4 are 3.5 inches).
Also in this configuration the layer will be 2 inches wider than the oven except for the front. Is that overkill? Should I frame it exactly under the oven instead?
If I can get an answer before long that would be great, I will be working on it in 30 minutes when I get home.
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Looks like you've got it going on there Yannick,

I know that I did not make your deadline, but 2" wider than the dome is just fine for the vcrete. But, do put a layer of plastic between the concrete and the vcrete, if it is not to late .
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:12 PM
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Thank you Gulf.
No worries about the deadline at all.
I will definitely use plastic before I pour the vcrete.
I still have some 6 mil film that I used in the foundation.
I just bought the vermiculite at the HomeDepot. It was a medium size but when I looked it is super small. Looks like a bunch of dried fruit flies . Is that the right stuff? It does say Vermiculite on it.
The picture I took tonight is the frame for the vcrete secured. All that is missing is the plastic.
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