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Getting ready- need some construction advice! - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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.
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Getting ready- need some construction advice!

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  • Getting ready- need some construction advice!

    Hello! I've been wanting an outdoor brick oven ever since spending some time with the Italians in Iraq- they actually built a brick oven in their camp!

    After talking with the Forno Bravo people, I am planning on the pre-assembled Primavera 70. Then I can just build the base and have the oven set on top.

    So I am getting ready to do this expensive, involved process. I am having a 4' x 12' 6" reinforced cement pad poured tomorrow. It's going to hold the pizza oven on one end, my grill on the other end, and some work space in between. I would really appreciate any advice on my plan.

    After the pad is poured, I am planning to build a simple cinder block frame- focusing on a square for the oven of about 44" inches across (the oven being 42" across). Because of the layout of my patio (about 12" above the ground), I planned to have the frame open at the back to store wood back there.

    As I understand it, I should have rebar in the cement to poke up through the blocks?

    After the frame is made, I need to make a cement top of 3 1/2" reinforced concrete to set the oven on, correct? I can just set the oven on that?

    Considering the weight of this oven, how do you manage to move it off the poles you use to lift it onto the base and onto the correct location on the base without damaging the oven or your back?

    Finally, I am planning to have a bit of roof over the island, so I will need to extend the chimney above that. 1st- will it affect the oven at all to have a non-standard length chimney? 2nd- How can you make the additional length of chimney look like the original terracotta type section?

    Anything else I need to consider?