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Old 04-19-2013, 08:55 AM   #226
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Are cracks like that considered normal and reasonable thus far?
Yes, cracks are normal and will happen because the oven does shift with the heat expansion. Larger cracks are normal also. As long as the oven doesnt fall apart its good i guess.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:57 AM   #227
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Very Nice Looking forward when it is in full cooking mode
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:06 AM   #228
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That is one sweet build... GREAT job!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:12 AM   #229
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Thanks Gentlemen.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #230
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Very nice!
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:20 PM   #231
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Some more pictures from the weekend.

Finished the BBQ pit walls & floor.



Since i have sooo much for the beautiful bricks we created a planter/brick wall. Made a form to pour a concrete footing.



Concrete poured.




Three rows of brick laid

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600 F cure firing





and the cracks thus far.



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Old 04-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #234
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great job congrats

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great job congrats

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Thanks guys, what is the link? anything i need to look for?
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Man I love this stuff! From a mini WSMs to heavy metal offsets to outdoor recreation areas to these great outdoor cooking areas with wood ovens and pits. Where else could the common thread of BBQ and outdoor cooking come together than this forum?
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Sorry for the late response. If you are buying a premade oven you wont have to worry about anything. But if you are building from bricks then yes there is a calculation you must go buy in order to ensure proper functioning and proper air flow/draw. When you get serious about starting this project i highly recommend you surf around the Fornobravo site and download the building plans.
Thanks for getting back to me. I've joined Fornobravo's foeum and have been lurking mostly. I've seen your threads. There's ao much info out there it's confusing. I'm currently reading Kiko Denzer's "Build Your Own Earth Oven" (which was reccommended, and ia better than I thought it would be - but not what I want).

Anyways, I dont want to hijack your thread. Great build! Did I understand you correctly that you're using Fornobravo's plans?
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Thanks for getting back to me. I've joined Fornobravo's foeum and have been lurking mostly. I've seen your threads. There's ao much info out there it's confusing. I'm currently reading Kiko Denzer's "Build Your Own Earth Oven" (which was reccommended, and ia better than I thought it would be - but not what I want).

Anyways, I dont want to hijack your thread. Great build! Did I understand you correctly that you're using Fornobravo's plans?

No worries at all. Let me know when you plan to build and i can help you through it. Ive looked thru the plans but its not needed. Its good to skim through it to make sure you have everything down and materials in order. However you will learn mostly from the forum and talking to other builders.
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With a form you'll be 100% certain how high the dome ceiling will end up at.

Check out this famous builder's method which looks pretty sloppy but he uses a sand form in this set of photos. I like that refractory liquid mortar he pours over the entire dome. Seems like his whole build procedure saves a lot of time.

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Yeah, the dome itself is usually built and designed around the entry and vent location / design already in mind. What's critical is the ratio of the dome ceiling height to the dome entry height. Hot exhaust gas first exits out the entry and then rises up and out into the vent and flue.
You can basically build a dome with a simple entry and no vent. Fresh air enters through the lower area of the entry while the hot gases exhausts out through the upper portion of the entry. You can singe your eyebrows if get too close to the entry though...
I just opened this link (I knew I had skipped over a couple of them and thought I'd go back and check 'em out. I also had a chance to read Thermal Mass'es Thread. All good stuff... Thank for posting!
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Wow! Fantastic work. Can't wait to see the finish!
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