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Building AS mini-oven, arch cladding question

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JWS

Building AS mini-oven, arch cladding question

I am building this oven from the book and don't have the full plans..  which has required a lot of problem solving..  I think it looks pretty good..  be gentle if you make fun of my build ..  haha   ..  In the book  they talk about using a high silica cement in the arch for ovens in consistent use..   I'm in Japan..  so getting this sort of thing can be tricky  ..  anyway I already have 11cm of fire brick in the arch..  I have a lot of clay,  so I could easily add a transition layer of that between the arch on the cladding..  I figure even 1.5 inch of clay plus the aluminum foil and the medium changes would put the cladding far enough out to keep it strong ...    suggestions?  Thanks!!

 

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