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Old 05-19-2009, 04:41 AM
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G'day.
I just thought I would throw up some photos and a bit of info about what I am upto at the moment.
12months or so ago my wife and I bought our first home and are now in the middle of doing some renovations which include adding an ensuite and deck to the rear of our home. I figured this was a prime oportunity to also build a WFO, the only trade off was my wife wants an outdoor fireplace so due to limited space I will attempt to build one under my oven.

Anyhow here are some pics and I will try to update them as progress is made.

Here is a photo taken from the back fence before all the work began

Some of the earthworks - sure beats digging holes by hand

Here are the footings and reo mesh for the corner where the oven will sit
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:44 AM
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Concrete for the footings being poured with the help of my father and brother

All the piers bricked up and ready for timber

Getting the Bearers lined up and level
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:47 AM
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Laying the bricks that will for the wall around the outside of the oven, bench/counter and BBQ.


Timber on and ready for decking boards
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:50 AM
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Concrete poured for the fireplace base and ready for block stand



Almost ready for roofing iron
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:52 AM
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Colourbond iron on

Last layer going on the outside block wall




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Old 05-19-2009, 04:57 AM
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Decking on and almost done - 140mm wide Merbau timber held down with 65mm stainless steel decking screws. I had to pilot drill and countersink and then screw in 1600 screw. Gave my makita cordless drill a good workout

Finished off with 3 coats of Feast Watson merbau decking oil

How do you make a slow ute even slower?
Load it up with 200 firebricks, a coupl of boxes of insulation blanket and a few bags of vermiculite


Looks like it is all moving fast but it has been 5 month since we first started. Hopefully only a month or so till I can light a fire in the oven
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:26 AM
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That's looking great! My favourite is of course the cool green toe nails - but the decking looks good, too....
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Hi James,

NICE PROJECT! Keep us posted with lots of pics.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:28 PM
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That's looking great! My favourite is of course the cool green toe nails - but the decking looks good, too....
LOL I thought i cropped that out of the photo - they are my sister in laws stubby little green toes.

I am hoping to get the block stand and some of the fireplace done this weekend.

Here are a few threads which may give a little more background to what I am doing
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f36/...lace-6168.html (Bricks suitable for fireplace)
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f36/...tage-5627.html (Fireplace/oven planning stage)
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:09 AM
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Another step closer to some tastie woodfired pies. Today I poured the hearth slad and hoping tomorrow to pour the vermicrete for the base of the oven tomorrow.
To celebrate I made some pizzas using some pizza stones in the oven. Started off with a garlic and parmasen, then 2 with tomato base grilled eggplant capsicum and some feta cheese, a margaretta (my fav at the moment) and finished off with a strawberry and chocolate pizza with ice cream.

At the moment I am aiming for a pizza party for my birthday and hoping to have the oven operational by then so i have a month and a half.

Just wondering how long I should leave the vermicrete before i lay the bricks for the oven floor?

Cheers
James
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