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Old 10-06-2009, 02:11 PM
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Default My circle is getting out of shape?

I have put on 4 rows of brick on top of the half brick start. All was going good and have the angle iron in for the front opening. Thats when I stood up and looked from the top. It is a little to straight on one side at the front. Not as pefect a circle anymore.

Is this a big deal or should I keep going up more rows tommorrow? I have put in two pictures if these help explain it better. Will it still cook okay if I keep going up?

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:24 PM
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that happens to just about everyone. Don't worry about it. You can try correct it in subsequent courses, or ignore it. Either way, it's not going to make a difference in the function of your oven. Looks great so far!
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:16 PM
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I agree...not a big deal and pretty typical. Might help if you build a little guide to help you keep everything somewhat equal- but it will self correct to some extent if you just keep chugging along as is. And no, it won't effect the oven and in fact, it won't even be noticeable when all is said and done. I think its looking darn good.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:25 PM
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Remember that once you build and cover this thing, it will only be visible to the extent that you can look in through the low, dimly-lit door. No one will be able to tell if there are minor (or even medium) shape deviations or uneven surfaces or anything like that.

If you care about aesthetics (and we all do to some extent) make sure the lower-half of the back wall looks good. And the arch of course.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:21 PM
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Glad to see this issue is still occuring. Those of us who built "pre-guides/indespensible tool" or freehand if you will, have all run into this problem - the egg shape or teardrop. Somehow caused when meeting the dome to the inner arch.
It happened on my build, after hours of frustration and wonder, I chose to move on and correct on the next couple of courses (I believe it took 2 in order to make mine round again).
Unless you plan on having guests lie on there backs and stick their heads in the oven, no one will ever know. It has ZERO effect on oven performance or stability.
Nice work, keep it up!

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Old 10-06-2009, 05:59 PM
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Thanks everyone I will sleep better tonight. It is a lot of fun building and learnig on this oven. I think I am going to tackle a fireplace or water feature to go along with it. Of course that is after enjoying some pizzas once it is done.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:39 PM
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Unless you plan on having guests lie on there backs and stick their heads in the oven, no one will ever know.
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if someone wants to comment on mine I'll invite them to inspect it when the temp is around 800 degrees...should be a quick inspection.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:29 PM
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Nothing on my oven is round, square, plumb or level. It cooks pizza just fine.

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Old 10-07-2009, 09:44 PM
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another voice chiming in... yeah, me too. I've come to the realization that it is pretty much unavoidable given the intersecting shapes of the arch and the dome unless you either locate the inner arch a good ways deeper into the dome or use guide to set the dome shape independently of the arch. Like RT, I ended up correcting in later rows, and closed up the dome just fine. Working without forms or guides is a little more difficult and a lot less geometrically perfect, but will still produce solid, functional, and even attractive forms if you are careful.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:03 AM
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Nothing on my oven is round, square, plumb or level. It cooks pizza just fine.
Hey Joe,, Have you been using my oven ???
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