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Old 06-04-2013, 08:19 PM
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has anyone on here made one?

I have the foundation dug, a load of rocks next to it. It is hard to get DH to go someplace and get something, I need Sand next, and gravel. The clay is in a kiddy pool, covered with plastic. Tomorrow I would like to get the foundation done, part of which has to be laid up in rock, the side on the south, the north side is below grade. Getting started is the hardest.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:43 AM
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I have a friend who built one thirty years ago.

You're ahead of me but that's on my "to do" list for this year too.

What do you plan to insulate yours with?

Have you seen the Zinzendorf boys on youtube? Go to youtube and seach "Pennsylvania bake ovens" . Wow, there's a lot of neat stuff there!
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Having cooked out doors for a year,I wish I had heard of this(out-door oven)it would have been a God sent.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:28 PM
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I got the pad done, laid up the lower part of cement blocks, it took me a lot longer than I thought, but it is square and it is even. Today I poured the platform. Just about killed me, but I got it done. I have to mix it all by hand. Six shovels sand, two shovels portland cement, four shovels gravel. Took me about 10 batches. The clay has been soaking in a kiddy pool. I have to clean out the garage, so the cementfloor is clean, then dump the clay on it, let the floor absorb some of the excess moisture , leave it on until it peels off easy. Then add sand and chopped straw. Or maybe I invest in another kiddy pool, put half the clay in, add the straw and sand and stomp around in it, then dump it on the floor.
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I am wore out just reading this post--Great work BWM.

You should have a beauty when your done.
Look forward to pics.
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