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Old 04-04-2011, 09:34 PM
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Hello All,

We just finished our second oven, this one is a Pompeii 36" with a frame/stucco enclosure. I went with the angle iron transition so the entrance has a squarish appearance. An arch at the front would give the oven a classic look.

The front of the enclosure is Hardybacker covered with stucco and my question is how to build the arch. Is it proper to mortar the arch to the stucco face of the enclosure or allow it to stand freely with just the mortar bond between the bricks. Is it necessary to fasten the arch to the enclosure with wire or metal tabs?

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:55 PM
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Id use stainless tabs to keep it in place otherwise it may tend to fall over.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:12 PM
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Hi brickie,

How many tabs would I need, 2-3 on each side, starting near the middle, then near the top?

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Old 04-04-2011, 10:42 PM
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3 would be plenty, 1 each side half way up and 1 near the top, this will stop it from falling if ever it decides to.

Or gets knocked with an enthusiastic peel.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:08 AM
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Hello Brickie,

Thank you for the advice. I have an idea on how to proceed now. Stainless steel strips are not common at our local merchants but I was able to find some metal from a discarded appliance that I can cut to size.

Activity in front of the oven is often hectic as the pizzas need to be rotated and shuffled around. Elbows, peels and long handles are a hazard to gawking bystanders. I've thought about placing a sign, "Stay back 500 ft" but it may do little good. The allure of a wfo and the aroma of pizza is too much. None the less, I'm sure the arch will stay in place.

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Hello Brickie and all,

I built the arch yesterday and it came out better than expected. Only a little trimming and adjustment to a few bricks was needed to make the bricks and keystone meet with a tight fit. I'll point in a little mortar around the voids behind the arch tomorrow and call it "good'. Thanks for your advice. Photos of the build to follow in the next few weeks.

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How many tabs would I need, 2-3 on each side, starting near the middle, then near the top?

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Photos of the build to follow in the next few weeks.
Do you have to get the filum developed.......
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I was thinking we shouldn't give any more info until he puts up some pics!! (kidding) (Oh, and a personal plea for them not being on mobile photo bucket! )
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:56 AM
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Hello Tman1, All,

Look in the "Finished Ovens" section for a photo of Archie.

It is raining today. I want to go out between showers to make sure no rain is getting inside. A coat of paint during the coming week will complete the major work on this project. I've decided on a simple tile motif for the minimal landing. Next project will be a block stand for a workstation on an existing slab to the left side of the oven.

I'm going to try to post a close-up pic of the arch and attach it to this reply. First time for that photo stuff.
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