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  • The build has begun!

    This is my first attempt at building anything like this. I downloaded the plans for a 42" oven off the Forno Bravo web site and have been researching as much as possible to answer any of my questions. The forum has been a great source of reference. I will try to attach a photo of the foundation that was just poured the other day. The first of many.
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    Congratulations on your start!

    Looks like you worked late that day

    Seems a good start on an enjoyable project, godspeed
    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

    If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
    Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
    An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.


    • #3
      Re: The build has begun!

      Thanks, my wife bought a light so I can work in the evening. I'm really motivated to work on the oven since I've been planning this for over a year.


      • #4
        Re: The build has begun!

        I've started building the block stand. It will be dry stacked with the cells filled in with concrete. Then it will be on to the hearth.
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        • #5
          Re: The build has begun!

          Good call with gluing the starter bars in rather than trying to pre set them which never works.
          The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

          My Build.



          • #6
            Re: The build has begun!

            Have fun, it's a lot of work but well worth the effort.


            • #7
              Re: The build has begun!

              I wish I would have dry stacked my block and filled them in. Would have made things alot easier. Good call on that. Looking forward to following your build.


              • #8
                Re: The build has begun!

                Here I have filled the cells with concrete and now I'm starting to make the form for the hearth.
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                Last edited by brianventura; 02-18-2011, 09:26 AM.


                • #9
                  Re: The build has begun!

                  The fun building the actual oven begins shortly. Looks like a busy weekend ahead.


                  • #10
                    Re: The build has begun!

                    Hi Brian,

                    Its looking good, I look forward to seeing the finished product.

                    Forno Bravo


                    • #11
                      Re: The build has begun!

                      I was able to get squeeze a little more time to work on the stand because this weekend will be raining and I will not be able to be out there. There should be some clearing next week and I really want to work on it. I'm close to being able to pour the hearth. All what is needed now is the outside form boards and rebar. Another step closer.


                      • #12
                        Re: The build has begun!

                        Thanks Heidi,

                        I want to thank everyone there at Forno Bravo for the friendly service my wife and I received when we were there. It turned out to be a pleasant road trip. And now we have the Pompeii oven kit and just about everything I need it won't be long before I can start building the oven.

                        Thanks again,
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                        • #13
                          Re: The build has begun!

                          Amazing progress. Can't wait to see the done deal...probably next monday, or so!!!
                          Keep up the good work.
                          Where in Cal. are you? I'm in Sacramento.



                          • #14
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                            Nice work so far Brian, now the fun begins, actually building the oven. If you are in So. Cal you probably rained out this weekend. Hate it when that happens.
                            Good luck,


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                              Re: The build has begun!

                              I'm in Ventura. Well, I don't know if it will be this Monday. It is a good goal to try to meet. I would have had the forms ready but I ran out of time and now I will need to wait for the rain to stop so I can finish up and get the concrete in for the hearth.