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Slab & Frost heaves?

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Posted by Jim G.

I recently received the Cd's for the Swishy oven and the Masterly Tail oven & am planning on building one of them. I have a question about the footings in a cold climate. I live in New Hampshire in the U.S. and the frost line is 36 inches deep - which means that a standard footing for a wall needs to be 48 in. deep.

Has anyone built one of these ovens on a slab with the 12 in. reinforced footings in a cold climate? Is the slab small enough so that the oven "floats" with the temperature changes or does the slab tend to crack? Thanks for your help!

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