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Day 1 - worked all day to get the base course level. Our concrete slab is anything but even and this turned out to be quite a challenge.
Day 2 - mortared in the first course and layed up the next level
Day 3 - another course and the puzzle that is the trail for flame and smoke.
The heat goes up through the openings and down around the sides before exiting at the bottom back under the bench and up the chimney - quite the serpentine path.
Day 4 - more courses - both firebox and oven door openings are now evident. I am looking forward to that first "stone oven" pizza.
Day 5 - finishing with the final course, the insulating and capping. They were very meticulous at the finishing - every joint was inspected. It is marvelous.
Enjoy the pictures - we will enjoy the warmth. First small fire is due to be tested in 3 days.
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