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Old 03-29-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Angles and dimensions

I'm building an out door fireplace, big enough to roast a hog on. I have pads that are 8' x 6'. How would I calculate my inside back angles and dimensions.

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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got a photo or sketch of what you are trying to build?


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You will need to line it with firebrick, as well.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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I would start my calculations at the center of the pad and always compensate for the firebrick you're going to have to build into it all.

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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for an outdoor fireplace big enough to roast a hog on, you'd 1st want to know the size of the hog, no ?

howzabout layout your firebrick liner's 1st course on the conc then drawing pencil lines,,, once you've got your lines down, shouldn't be too difficult to make a cardboard pattern then who cares about angels ?

i think this is a fairly ambitious project for a newbie who doesn't even know the size of his guest hog
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #6
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By definition a roaster hog is 100-120 pounds.

I would lay out the oven as suggested and then you can see what your cuts will look like. In this case it is probably easier to see the cuts, vs calculating them in advance.

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