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  • #46
    Re: smaller oven

    G'day
    Use your angle grinder to place some random grooves on the bricks surfaces. The mortar will have something to key into. Not perfect but will help.
    Regards dave
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    • #47
      Re: smaller oven

      So today should be "close up" day. I finished cutting the last ring after dark last night and should be placing them and then the keystone today! I have got to say this is pretty exciting for a non-builder like me.

      I have been adding a thin layer of mortar to the outside of the oven as I go up mostly because I have seen so many others do that. Any advice on the total thickness? I'm assuming I can add layers to achieve the desired thickness???

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      • #48
        Re: smaller oven

        Hello

        Having got as far as you are I would say that you have graduated from the "Non-builder class"

        Are you still cutting your bricks with the angle grinder? They look very nice and true.

        I have understood that the coat of mortar on the outside of the dome adds to the thermal mass. Mine is about 1/2" or less thick.

        David

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        • #49
          Re: smaller oven

          I was actually able to borrow a wet saw from a friend. Boy has that been nice!

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          • #50
            Re: smaller oven

            The dome is complete. Cutting the keystone was a bit of a trick but after 3 attempts I got it figured out and got it to fit nicely. Tomorrow I'll remove the foam forms and start to think about the chimney and landing area. And of course, insulation.

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            • #51
              Re: smaller oven

              Good job! Congratulations.

              Only 3 adjustments for the keystone is pretty good if everyone is totally honest.

              As soon as the keystone goes in the forms are redundant, it is actually self supporting at each completed chain.

              Onwards and upwards.
              Cheers ......... Steve

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              • #52
                Re: smaller oven

                Originally posted by Greenman View Post
                Good job! Congratulations.

                Only 3 adjustments for the keystone is pretty good if everyone is totally honest.
                Well, I meant I had to start from scratch 3 times on the keystone after cutting too far, but I'll accept the compliment anyways!

                Almost Pizza time!

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                • #53
                  Re: smaller oven

                  Forms out, and not looking too bad inside. As it got steeper I wasn't able to clean the squeeze out as well, and then the forms made it impossible at the top. Should I send a kid in with a chisel?

                  I am puzzling over the vent to chimney size now. Any advice? My door opening is 15.5" wide and 12" at the top of the arch. My oven is 18.5" tall inside. I was messing around and made a mock up in cardboard that had an opening 17" x 5". Is that too big?

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                  • #54
                    So, I'm sure you've not been able to sleep waiting on further details, but the oven is done. Actually, about 8 months ago. I have loved the pizzas we cooked, and am feeling pretty good about fire management and cooking. But of course, I'm still learning.

                    Considering that every single ting I did on this oven was the first time I had ever attempted it, I'm happy with the results. But like so many others have said, I have a few changes I'll make on my next oven if there ever is one.

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                    • #55
                      G'day
                      You've woke me out of a slumber, that's good.
                      I'm glad you have finished and enjoying your oven!
                      Regards dave
                      Measure twice
                      Cut once
                      Fit in position with largest hammer

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                      My Door
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