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  • #16
    Excellent

    Looks perfect to me.

    Looking back, would you still form and pour the stand, vs. a block stand? What are the cost and effort trade-offs?

    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    • #17
      Originally posted by james
      Looks perfect to me.

      Looking back, would you still form and pour the stand, vs. a block stand? What are the cost and effort trade-offs?

      James
      Good question James,

      I would still have formed and poured the walls for several reasons.

      1) In Colorado, we have expansive clay soils and severe freeze thaw cycles, that make slabs very prone to cracking. The deep foundation and walls was a better choice for Colorado.

      2) I was able to get the stand up 1 weekend sooner (Dig week 1, form and pour week 2) as opposed to a slab and cinderblock (dig week1, form and pour slab week2, build block walls week3)

      3) I was able to rent forms for about $35 bucks. If I had to build the forms out of plywood this would have added greatly to the expense and effort.

      Overall, I think it probably cost me around $50 more to do it this way, but saved me time, so I was happy.

      Questions welcome.

      Drake



      Drake
      My Oven Thread:
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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      • #18
        Pavestone Patio

        I have been working on the pavestone patio in front of the oven. Hopefully I will finish the patio this weekend and get to start on the oven proper.

        Hopefully all of the pavestone cutting is good training for the oven brick work.

        Here is a picture of the latest.
        My Oven Thread:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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        • #19
          Coupla' questions.

          First question. Who owns the rights to the name "Drake Remoray"... Second question.. Has any one used a hair dryer to refire thier oven?

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          • #20
            Days of Our Lives or the follow on spinoff Friends

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            • #21
              Friends...

              I finished my pavestone patio in front of the oven today...
              My Oven Thread:
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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              • #22
                Pavers all the way under the wood storage. I can already see that this is going to be a great oven.
                James
                Pizza Ovens
                Outdoor Fireplaces

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                • #23
                  Rocks rock.

                  What's with all the rocks in the background Remoray? I just bought about 3 tonnes of various rocks from a wierd conspiricy theorist dude on craigslist. He sold me his dead landlord's prize succulent and cacti collection, plus all the rocks, enough cinder blocks for a couple of ovens for a hundred and eighty bucks. I don't know why I'm telling you all this, I guess I just like rocks.
                  Last edited by redbricknick; 05-16-2006, 11:21 AM.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by redbricknick
                    What's with all the rocks in the background Remoray?
                    They are part of a water garden. We have about 25 feet of stream and a 1700 gallon pond.

                    Here are some pictures.

                    My oven build continues here:
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html
                    Last edited by DrakeRemoray; 09-15-2009, 05:55 PM.
                    My Oven Thread:
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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