web analytics
My 3-Legged Dome - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse

Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.


To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
See more
See less

My 3-Legged Dome

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • My 3-Legged Dome

    Thanks for all the valuable information and ideas contained here, including much needed advice from all the great folks here, I finally started my WFO build a couple of weeks ago.

    The 34" oven will be located in a nook just outside of the side door which leads into the kitchen. I will run a 6" stove pipe with spark arrestor well above the roof. Dome walls will be built using bricks cut down to 3" in thickness (as explained in another thread).

    Also, as mentioned in detail in another thread as to the reasons why, the free-standing sonotubed stand simply sits unanchored (except for the pins) over a tiled slab.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by fxpose; 09-14-2010, 10:48 AM.
    George

    My 34" WFO build

    Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

  • #2
    Re: My 3-Legged Dome

    Form built, supported, and poured:
    Attached Files
    George

    My 34" WFO build

    Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: My 3-Legged Dome

      Stand marked, and ready for 3" ceramic board.
      I crumbled up remnants of the fiber board to use as leveler and filler. When crumbled, it turns into cottage cheese. But don't eat it.
      Attached Files
      George

      My 34" WFO build

      Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: My 3-Legged Dome

        I really like the dome on pillers look. Will it be "stucco'd" into the corner and look like a corner built-in on stand or will the the dome be it's own "dome" and not tied into the 2 corner walls?

        This is exciting! Your making lot's of progress.
        "Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." -Auntie Mame

        View My Picasa Web Album UPDATED oct
        http://picasaweb.google.com/Dino747?feat=directlink


        My Oven Costs Spreadsheet
        http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...BF19875Rnp84Uw


        My Oven Thread
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...arts-5883.html

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: My 3-Legged Dome

          I can almost smell the pizza....

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: My 3-Legged Dome

            Thanks guys. I will be smelling pizza soon...

            Dino, no, the stucco'd enclosure will be on its own. The oven will not be 'part' of the corner there. I just hope I have enough room back there to shape the dome.

            Here's what I did this morning.
            After chopping the excess I plan on laying the 4.5" high soldier course on top of the floor.
            Attached Files
            George

            My 34" WFO build

            Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: My 3-Legged Dome

              Not much progress today except for trimming the brick ends. I bought a cheap 10" masonary cut-off blade and used it on my old 10" compound miter saw to cut the bricks. It seemed to work well using a water spray bottle.
              Attached Files
              Last edited by fxpose; 04-25-2010, 08:50 AM.
              George

              My 34" WFO build

              Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: My 3-Legged Dome

                That's great the compound saw worked out with the spray bottle. Are you going to use that for all the brick cutting (really asking if you plan on buying/using a wet-tile saw).

                If you're going to keep trying to use the compound saw, remember that we soak the bricks before mortaring so you could pre-soak them BEFORE you even cut them and that should really cut down on the dust (and have them plenty wet for mortar).

                Your floor looks great.
                "Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." -Auntie Mame

                View My Picasa Web Album UPDATED oct
                http://picasaweb.google.com/Dino747?feat=directlink


                My Oven Costs Spreadsheet
                http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...BF19875Rnp84Uw


                My Oven Thread
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...arts-5883.html

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: My 3-Legged Dome

                  Looking good FX..

                  Keep up the good work

                  Cheers
                  Mark

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: My 3-Legged Dome

                    Thanks guys!

                    I'm progressing in a painfully slow pace. I wish I had a couple of free days completely to myself so I can focus my attention on this project.

                    I'm basically ready to erect the dome. I decided not to use a soldier course but instead lay two courses straight up vertically.

                    Here is a pic of a rather crude indispensible tool that I put together last night. The hinge point revolves 3" around the center axis. The arm length gets reset at the top of the second course and from that point it will trace a slightly smaller arc (15.5" vs 17"), resulting in a lower dome height of about 15.5". Thickness of the plywood base has been account for. Floor radius is exactly 17".

                    George
                    Attached Files
                    Last edited by fxpose; 04-30-2010, 08:53 AM.
                    George

                    My 34" WFO build

                    Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: My 3-Legged Dome

                      "Here is a pic of a rather crude indispensible tool that I put together last night. "

                      Not crude. "Simple and elegant" is a better description.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: My 3-Legged Dome

                        The cheap abrasive blade wore out quickly and took forever to cut so I got a real blade for the job. ...
                        So I spent a couple of hours just cutting bricks in my driveway next to my clunker....
                        Attached Files
                        George

                        My 34" WFO build

                        Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: My 3-Legged Dome

                          George,
                          Your brick work looks excellent thus far. The I tool looks to be working just fine. Unless you are a professional in the masonry trade, you figure it out as you go. The difference is we think about it about 10x more than people who do it all the time, and make twice as many mistakes. But almost all of us end up with an oven that meets our needs and we are proud of. The brick dust will wash off your clunker- no worries. Looks great!!
                          Eric

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: My 3-Legged Dome

                            Originally posted by eprante View Post
                            Unless you are a professional in the masonry trade, you figure it out as you go.
                            You're absolutely right about that, Eric. Especially when I get to the dome & vent transition area, it'll get figured out somehow.

                            Thanks,
                            George
                            George

                            My 34" WFO build

                            Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: My 3-Legged Dome

                              Yes, the vent/transition area boggled my mind for about a week. But I finally figured it out.
                              Our Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stoneh...60738907277443

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X