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  • How much $$$ do you have in your oven

    Ballpark figure, what did your ovens cost to make?
    I have room for a 40" or so and like the round Pompeii style.
    I have roughly figured the firebrick, mortar and base. But i know there are many other items i am not realizing.

    Also can a tile saw cut firebrick? Or do i need a brick saw?

    Thanks!

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    Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

    Tilesaw can cut firebrick just fine as long as you have a big enough throat. It can make a lot of nasty dust and noise. I used a hydraulic brick splitter I found on craigslist for $50...it worked just fine and no dust or noise! I am thinking that my entire build probably cost me about $2500-$3000. This included permit, tool rentals, foundation concrete, re-bar/wire mesh, metal framing studs, cement backer board (if you choose to build it the way I did), thermal insulation (blanket and board), metal framing studs, chimney liner and cap, and I dressed my entire oven in stone veneer...which was pricey, but worth it, roofing shingles.

    I have a 42 inch, and use every inch of it....so much fun!

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    • #3
      Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

      Thanks Jeep!
      I was guessing $2500 or so. I just know from other projects that things come up you were not accounting for. Pretty soon a $1000 job is actually $1500 or more. Been there. Thanks for the reply!

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      • #4
        Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

        Maybe 200 bucks.

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        • #5
          Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

          $3000.......................
          The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

          My Build.

          Books.

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          • #6
            Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

            Approximation at best...

            400 firebricks at 1.18 each....$475

            Rebar.................................$100

            Block..................................$125

            Portland, sand, lime, clay........$120

            Insulation.............................$450

            stucco materials....................$300

            hired labor for
            three days help with stucco.....$450

            double walled chimney
            assembly, cap, and base...........$200


            Thermocouples embeded in oven $120

            Approximate total...$2340

            Call it $2500 to account for buying a few tools, and assorted crap.


            That's for a barrel vault measuring 36 inches wide by 42 inches deep. Still need to do the countertop. I'll probablly use pavers since I already have them and mortar.

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            • #7
              Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

              Probably a bit under $3000 by the time I scratched and scrounged a few things...the last one I built for someone else, probably $5000 - $5500 by the time everything was accounted for!
              Boom Shanker! (Neil - The Young Ones)


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              • #8
                Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

                To date here's my cost list:

                $1,150 - 18'x18' concrete pad, prep & pour
                2,715 - Materials for oven, stand, & carts
                2,770 - Materials for outbuilding & food prep room modifications
                1,530 - Equipment (knee pads, power/hand tools, peels, rentals, etc.)
                650 - Wood shed materials
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                $8,835 total cost for retirement project...and worth every penny!
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                Last edited by SableSprings; 08-09-2012, 09:35 AM.
                Mike Stansbury - The Traveling Loafer
                Roseburg, Oregon ( www.sablesprings.com )

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                (working on restoration after web site upgrade )

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                • #9
                  Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

                  Originally posted by WJW View Post
                  Approximation at best...

                  400 firebricks at 1.18 each....$475

                  Rebar.................................$100

                  Block..................................$125

                  Portland, sand, lime, clay........$120

                  Insulation.............................$450

                  stucco materials....................$300

                  hired labor for
                  three days help with stucco.....$450

                  double walled chimney
                  assembly, cap, and base...........$200


                  Thermocouples embeded in oven $120

                  Approximate total...$2340

                  Call it $2500 to account for buying a few tools, and assorted crap.


                  That's for a barrel vault measuring 36 inches wide by 42 inches deep. Still need to do the countertop. I'll probablly use pavers since I already have them and mortar.
                  Great looking oven, nice job!
                  Thanks for the reply!

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                  • #10
                    Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

                    looks awesome Sable.
                    I hope i can retire like that some day.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

                      I stopped counting at $15000 for our project...But I had a lot of contractor help.



                      I'd have been happy with a premade oven on casters from fornobravo at one fifth the cost.
                      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.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

                        Lee
                        I thought i was saving money doing it myself instead of an FB unit. To give our host, James some kudos, i am not so sure. I wouldn't trade my oven, but i could have digested a lot of pizza by now instead of brick dust. For me, the oven has been the cheap part, i think. It is like buying a horse. The horse is usually the cheapest part. It is the new pickup, new trailer, new fence, new duds, bigger hat and the cattle to go with him that kills you. All the stuff around the oven is what really adds up. Especially in a kitchen setting. But just the oven cost:
                        Bricks and mortar plus shipping: $1,600
                        fb board and blanket:$477.00
                        base concrete and cmus: $250.00
                        Chimney "Chimzilla" pipe: $900
                        enclosure:$350
                        vermiculite:$165
                        brick base veneer: $50
                        rope/gasket:$50
                        IT materials:$45
                        beer:$113 (i only included what i drank while working)
                        saw:$250
                        blades:$300
                        TOTAL so far (not done yet BTW) $4,550.00
                        kitchen to put it in: not priceless
                        Tracy
                        My Progress:
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/t...ild-17324.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

                          Only a couple hundred bucks, but I am a scavenger and special case.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

                            Originally posted by Lburou View Post
                            I stopped counting
                            Ive spent bucket loads of money on the pizza area, funny thing is I only enjoy 1 or 2 slices of pizza then Im done, but I do love having ppl over and making their night a good one......
                            The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

                            My Build.

                            Books.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How much $$$ do you have in your oven

                              Originally posted by Tscarborough View Post
                              Only a couple hundred bucks, but I am a scavenger and special case.
                              Tom
                              You have shamed us all and you are hurting the struggling Austin economy. You should spend all that money you saved and buy yourself something nice.
                              My Progress:
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/t...ild-17324.html

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