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Old 11-10-2009, 08:21 PM
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Hi All,
I am in the process of building an outdoor kitchen/pizza oven/Roman square in our back yard. The photos are here ---->
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I am very impressed with everyone's projects. Excellent work guys, I hope I can run with the big dogs, or at least the chiwawa.
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:36 AM
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Good on ya Dave. It looks you've got it well under control!

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Old 11-11-2009, 04:58 AM
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Thanks Neil,

It turns out you really do need extra fine sand for the floor mix. I kept having to pull up my bricks to remove a pebble.

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Old 11-11-2009, 06:39 PM
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Dave

I am very impressed with the scope of your project. I looked at your photo album and I got tiered just looking at. Keep up yhe nice work, I look forward to seeing how your oven progresses.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:20 PM
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Dave

I am very impressed with the scope of your project. I looked at your photo album and I got tiered just looking at. Keep up yhe nice work, I look forward to seeing how your oven progresses.
Thanks. It started as just a pizza oven. But, since the back yard is on a slope I would have had to build it into the hill. Then I thought: it would be nice to have a flat surface in front of the oven. And then we probably want a counter to work on. How about a gas grill, and why not a large patio for a table and chairs.....I drew the line at a cold smoker.

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Old 11-11-2009, 07:57 PM
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:37 AM
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Just looked at all your pics. What an awesome project. I showed it to my wife and told her not to complain about the small scope of my oven build. The pics with the dog are the best. Nothing like a lab to keep you company.
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Yep, those pictures of the dog are great, looking so happy to have a big dirt-park created just for him to enjoy!
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An awesome project indeed! That is going to look great!

BTW, great idea on those rebar safety caps. Much cheaper to make than buying those OSHA caps. I will be doing the same as I have already gouged myself on my leg a couple of times walking over the blocks.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:46 AM
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I see that you are making the sides to the entry arch wide the way I did. I don't know if it improved the strength of the arch, but it made me feel better about it. And I had no issues at all with the sides moving when I built the arches.
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