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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #100 on: August 06, 2012, 10:11:19 PM »
Me too love it! go tom go ! post em all !please
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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #101 on: August 06, 2012, 10:30:54 PM »
If it is OK with Gene, I will just post them and save him the trouble (I will still email them to you though, Gene).  Tentatively, it looks like it will be finished the weekend of August 18th, between work and rebuilding the engine in the daughter's Volvo, I am a tad busy.  I bought the forming materials today, and cut the brick for the entry this evening.

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #102 on: August 07, 2012, 08:43:34 AM »
Sure, Tom post them here.

The angle on the Sailor bricks look mighty steep.  That is exactly what I wanted to insure a low dome.  My question is this; when you start the first course or any course i guess, is the mud going to keep them in place, or is there something that will hold them where you want them until the mud dries?

Does the entry get built before the dome?
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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #103 on: August 07, 2012, 09:36:14 AM »
The angle is 45%, but it will change as the courses rise.  The suck of the mortar will hold the brick in place for 6 or 7 of the courses, then I will resort to a trick a Tanzanian mason showed me (see picture). I will be using a template to maintain the correct angles. I am building the entry at the same time as the dome because I want them to be a single unit.

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #104 on: August 07, 2012, 09:44:31 AM »
Dude, I did a double take at the picture, like "WTH are they gonna cook in that? Cows?" Then saw the name of the picture was "brickcistern".  Wow!

What's the tanzanian trick?  I see the bricks on strings... is that it?
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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #105 on: August 07, 2012, 10:00:05 AM »
Tom, why not a sand form?
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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #106 on: August 07, 2012, 10:07:43 AM »
Because my fat ass won't fit into an 18"x11" entry to clean the brick.

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #107 on: August 07, 2012, 10:29:50 AM »
Because my fat ass won't fit into an 18"x11" entry to clean the brick.

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #108 on: August 07, 2012, 10:53:02 AM »
That's a pretty neat trick.
I'm starting to feel like building another oven, but that would be crazy, right? RIGHT? :-D

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #109 on: August 07, 2012, 11:15:28 AM »
Because my fat ass won't fit into an 18"x11" entry to clean the brick.

Hmm, hadn't considered this. I have vague plans/hopes of building one of these and had thought I'd use the sand form trick. I can see that cleaning could be quite a chore. Could you not use a piece of plastic to keep the sand away from the bricks?

Really loving the pics of the progress. I take it this is being built at Tom's and will be transported to Jetdecks place? How is that going to be done?



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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #110 on: August 07, 2012, 11:38:32 AM »
I take it this is being built at Tom's and will be transported to Jetdecks place? How is that going to be done?



Yes, Tom is building it at his place.  I'll drive to Austin and pick it up.  Matter of fact, it would be a fairly good excuse to throw a party in honor of the build.  I could also try a Via 313 pizza.  Road trip anyone?
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« Reply #111 on: August 07, 2012, 11:45:30 AM »
Yes, Tom is building it at his place.  I'll drive to Austin and pick it up.  Matter of fact, it would be a fairly good excuse to throw a party in honor of the build.  I could also try a Via 313 pizza.  Road trip anyone?

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #112 on: August 10, 2012, 12:54:31 AM »

Tom,

I've been following your build with some interest.

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No, you would lay the sailor, then form the outside and place the concrete. You want 100% contact and bond at that point.  The dome rests against the trimmed sailor.

Are you planning on reinforcing the ring you pour around the sailor course?

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #113 on: August 10, 2012, 07:53:30 AM »
I am.  I drilled in 3/8" rebar at each end with 3/16" HDG ladder wire between.  I would post  a picture but my lovely daughter took the batteries out my camera again.

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #114 on: August 10, 2012, 08:32:15 PM »
Tom please ask the lovely daughter for the batteries back, I would like to see the oven... :'( :-D
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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #115 on: August 11, 2012, 08:09:57 AM »
Gene, I found the specs for the Dura-vent, are you going to use an 8" pipe or a 6" pipe.

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #116 on: August 11, 2012, 09:42:26 AM »
Tom please ask the lovely daughter for the batteries back, I would like to see the oven... :'( :-D

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #117 on: August 11, 2012, 09:44:31 AM »
Gene, I found the specs for the Dura-vent, are you going to use an 8" pipe or a 6" pipe.

I don't know if it will help any, but here is a flow rate calculator someone at FB put together: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/attachments/28/13735d1250904623-chimney-flow-rate-calculator-chimney-flow-rate-calculator-082109.zip

If it was me, I'd error on the large side. I love my 10". Smoke doesn't even think about coming out the front of the oven.

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #118 on: August 11, 2012, 10:16:57 AM »
I generally just use the fireplace rule of thumb and stay around 15% of the opening size, 18x10=180*.15=27 SqIn, 8" flue=50.26 SqIn, 6" flue=28.27, so either will work.  On a Squirrel tail with a long run like yours, I would definitely favor larger.

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Re: I ordered a WFO
« Reply #119 on: August 11, 2012, 10:24:02 AM »
I love my 10".
We know you love your 10" >:D

Tom, let's go with the 8".  My beautiful bride offered to extend the rear patio by pouring an 8' additional slab for an ODK.  Woo freakin Hoo. So now the oven won't have to be under the patio when in use.
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