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    Well I started the whole outdoor kitchen a while back and finally decided it was time to get the oven part done so I can finally finish this project. I am building a 42" high dome and will build an enclosure around it. I already had the hearth poured so it was on to the floor insulating part of it. The first round of FB boards I received were damaged in shipping to the point I refused to use them even though the rep at FB said the amount of damage was acceptable (To who I don't know). I could not swallow the fact I paid 100% for a product I could not use 40% of so they agreed to send a new set of boards. I guess lucky for me they did not want to send a call tag for the damaged boards so between the two sets I was able to piece together a double layer of insulating board. I will say the boards are not the most consistent as far as thickness or being level. That being said I decided to pour a perlcrete cap over the two layers. I covered the FB boards in a double layer of HD foil sealed the joints and capped it. I used a Superplasticizer from Fritz pack that I use in my concrete counter tops to reduce the amount of water needed. So I ended up with 4" of FB board and 2-1/2" of 5:1 Perlcrete. Next is the cooking floor.
    Here is the link to the beginning stages of the whole outdoor kitchen area. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html
    Last edited by SteelandStone; 06-15-2014, 06:06 PM.
    Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

    Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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    Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

    I actually got the floor laid out and cut last week before I poured the insulating hearth today. I also took the time to face grind, round the edges and polish all the floor bricks to get off any loose or rough areas and so the peel won't catch on them. You can really see the difference in one of the pictures. I also got the first two chains of brick cut and tapered. Time to work on the vent arch bricks now.
    Last edited by SteelandStone; 06-15-2014, 05:42 PM.
    Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

    Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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    • #3
      Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

      Like your bottle trees.

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      • #4
        Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

        Originally posted by Campmaki View Post
        Like your bottle trees.
        Thanks,

        I make and sell them along with other metal items at Art shows on the side. Here is free standing tree that holds 52 bottles.
        Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

        Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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        • #5
          Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

          your floor is looking good!

          Keep the pictures and the questions coming!

          Neil

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          • #6
            Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

            Originally posted by boerwarrior View Post
            your floor is looking good!

            Keep the pictures and the questions coming!

            Neil
            Thank you Neil,
            I had read quite a bit on here about the square corners and edges of the floor bricks catching the peels so I figured I might as well take the time and round all the edges and ended up grinding the loose stuff off of the tops.
            Weather permitting I can lay it all out on the hearth this weekend and start laying some brick.
            Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

            Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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            • #7
              Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

              Well I have made some progress. I got the floor laid on the insulating hearth and started building the dome. I did not go with a solider course, instead I did two half brick flat courses then beveled the bottom of the third course to start the curve. If all goes well I will have the fourth course done this week. I also have most of the bricks cut for the oven arch.
              I attached a few pics of my version of the IT. It is much like many before it but I modified how it locks into the floor. I took the three center bricks out, then took a 1/4" piece of HDPE sheet drill a hole in the center and installed a metal bushing that extends down approx. 1", I then attached that to the floor bricks with tapcons. I made it this way so I can remove the IT at any time and get it out of my way or clean it if needed.
              Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

              Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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              • #8
                Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

                S&S, Great start to your oven. The floor looks good where you ground the edges off, keep up the good work!
                Chris

                Link to my photo album:
                https://www.flickr.com/photos/hodgey...7646087819291/

                Link to my build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...nia-19366.html

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                • #9
                  Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

                  Nice brick work on the dome and floor. Just a tip, as you move upward and bevels come into play. Don't cut all of the brick course at once, cut maybe 6 or so see how they fit and make adjustments as needed. Mortar gap, arch tie-ins etc. cause slight changes. Show you best work on the back half and make corrections on the front half of the dome. No one ever peeks in the oven and looks at the front half. Great start.

                  PS, was just given a box of GooGoo clusters so have to figure out how to make a desert pizza with them.
                  Russell
                  Build Link............... Picassa Photo Album Link

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                  • #10
                    Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

                    Originally posted by UtahBeehiver View Post
                    Nice brick work on the dome and floor. Just a tip, as you move upward and bevels come into play. Don't cut all of the brick course at once, cut maybe 6 or so see how they fit and make adjustments as needed. Mortar gap, arch tie-ins etc. cause slight changes. Show you best work on the back half and make corrections on the front half of the dome. No one ever peeks in the oven and looks at the front half. Great start.

                    PS, was just given a box of GooGoo clusters so have to figure out how to make a desert pizza with them.
                    Good advice and I will keep it in mind.

                    Hope you figured out what to do with the GooGoo Clusters this weekend.
                    Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

                    Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

                      well I got some work done on the oven this holiday weekend. Got a few more courses cut and laid, also got the entry arch taken care of. I have most of the bricks cut for the next course and another 64 half's waiting to be angled and beveled as needed for the next two courses.

                      I also included a pic of the saw I decided to use for cutting the brick. I am sure I am not the first to use one but instead of the H.F. or other tile saws I went with a 12" compound miter saw with dual bevel. I took the guard off, attached a bracket for a magnet mounted water nozzle, and put a turbo diamond blade on it. I have used a similar setup with my old 10" miter saw in the past for cutting a ton of pavers. The nice thing about it is no major jigs needed, just set the angle and the bevel and away you go.
                      Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

                      Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

                        Originally posted by SteelandStone View Post
                        well I got some work done on the oven this holiday weekend. Got a few more courses cut and laid, also got the entry arch taken care of. I have most of the bricks cut for the next course and another 64 half's waiting to be angled and beveled as needed for the next two courses.

                        I also included a pic of the saw I decided to use for cutting the brick. I am sure I am not the first to use one but instead of the H.F. or other tile saws I went with a 12" compound miter saw with dual bevel. I took the guard off, attached a bracket for a magnet mounted water nozzle, and put a turbo diamond blade on it. I have used a similar setup with my old 10" miter saw in the past for cutting a ton of pavers. The nice thing about it is no major jigs needed, just set the angle and the bevel and away you go.
                        Great looking build... I'm using a mitre saw too and it works great but I wish I had seen how you had connected water to your saw earlier. Its a real dusty process without.
                        My build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/4...way-19491.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

                          Originally posted by Steellearning View Post
                          Great looking build... I'm using a mitre saw too and it works great but I wish I had seen how you had connected water to your saw earlier. Its a real dusty process without.
                          SteelLearing,

                          It is a Loc-Line coolant system. Loc-Line Coolant Hose Magnetic Base Manifold Kit, 12 Piece, 1/4" Hose ID: Cutting Tool Coolants: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

                          All I did was take a section of metal strapping and use a few of the screw holes that hold the blade guard to attach it to the saw. You will get a much smoother cut and prolong the life of your blade by using it wet, even if it is a "Wet or Dry" blade.
                          Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

                          Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

                            Originally posted by SteelandStone View Post
                            SteelLearing,

                            It is a Loc-Line coolant system. Loc-Line Coolant Hose Magnetic Base Manifold Kit, 12 Piece, 1/4" Hose ID: Cutting Tool Coolants: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

                            All I did was take a section of metal strapping and use a few of the screw holes that hold the blade guard to attach it to the saw. You will get a much smoother cut and prolong the life of your blade by using it wet, even if it is a "Wet or Dry" blade.
                            Thanks for the info..
                            This is good to know for all of us with no access to Harbor Freight, plus I'd think its easier to do multi bevelled cuts on a mitre saw.
                            My build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/4...way-19491.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: Just North of Nashville 42" Build

                              Been working on the oven as time permits. Here are a few pics of my progress.
                              Start of the Outdoor Kitchen Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...ild-18433.html

                              Oven Build Thread http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...ild-20791.html

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