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  • david s
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    For anyone following this thread a far easier way to do it is to use these.

    https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-5fz3...611791.PNG?c=1

    and these

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...t=0&ajaxserp=0


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  • hillscp
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    Went to Lowes and bought a hammer drill and a 5/8" bit. Drilled some holes to set rebar. I also bought some epoxy to anchor the rebar. Hopefully I'll pour the lintel this Saturday if I don't decide to brew a batch of beer instead ​ Now I have a hammer drill LOL

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  • hillscp
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  • hillscp
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    Originally posted by Gulf View Post
    I would take out the half block at the top of the pic and remove half of the block ion the other side. Then form those two voiids to pour monolithic with the lintel.
    Thanks - that is the perfect build! - problem is I already filled the cores and it would take significant effort to remove them now So I built the form now I just need to rent a hammer drill and put rebar in the wall.
    Last edited by hillscp; 09-25-2021, 09:48 AM.

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  • Gulf
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    I would take out the half block at the top of the pic and remove half of the block ion the other side. Then form those two voiids to pour monolithic with the lintel.

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  • hillscp
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    I made a model of the lintel form. I'll have to rent a hammer drill and put short pieces of rebar in the sides to tie it to the block base. Vertical and horizontal rebar for the sides and top.

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  • UtahBeehiver
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    +2, both Gulf and I poured mono lintels on our ovens. There is a recent build from Minnesota that did a nice mono pour as well, just search around.

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  • david s
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    The conventional method is to use lintel or bond beam blocks and fill them with reo and concrete tied into the vertical cores of the blocks on the ends.
    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/thec...l-block/29496/
    Last edited by david s; 09-15-2021, 07:07 PM.

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  • Gulf
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    +1 on going with the lintel. You can pour it monolithic with the hearth slab. A bladeless jigsaw will work just as well for vibrating the forms.

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  • hillscp
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    After staring at it for a while I decided to go with the lintel. I think it gives it a more finished look. Maybe I'll tile it.

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  • hillscp
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    Question for everyone. I am thinking about whether I need a lintel across the front opening or if I could get away with just leaving the hearth unsupported there with re-bar going across. I could pour a lintel and tie it to the block with re-bar but I would rather not if I can get away with it. (see drawing)

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  • hillscp
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    Originally posted by Gulf View Post

    Also, you can take the blade out of a sawzall. Place it against the rebar. Later, in the build you can place the bladeless saw against the forms
    My wife would be ever so happy to see me come home with a sawzall lol.

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  • Gulf
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    Keep a long piece of re-bar to use to tamp any air out of the concrete.
    Also, you can take the blade out of a sawzall. Place it against the rebar. Later, in the build you can place the bladeless saw against the forms

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  • hillscp
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    Filling cores today. Took about an hour to fill six. Seven more to go. Added another tier to the base as well. I have a friend who owns a restaurant with a WFO and he is giving me tips.

    Tips:

    1. Keep a long piece of re-bar to use to tamp any air out of the concrete.
    2. Wet the inside of the cores before filling. IDK if it helps but I didn't want the dry block to pull water out of the mix.
    3. Mix one bag at a time, that way you can take a break

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  • hillscp
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    Originally posted by leowiz View Post
    I am curious how things went with this project of yours? I am in the process of deciding between the Casa90 vs Preimio100 and if 36" is enough space to cook for yourself and entertain.
    I'll let you know when I get it done. My guess is I would have no trouble entertaining 20 people.

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