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Very new but very eager! - 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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Very new but very eager!

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  • Very new but very eager!

    So I'm brand new to this whole idea of building a pizza oven. I've never done any real construction, but I pick things up very quickly. I have no concerns what so ever that I CAN'T do this.

    My only concern is the cost. I've put together a materials list spreadsheet with the quantities and approximate costs that I could gather online. So far the cost is pretty staggering, much more then I am willing to spend. For a 36 inch oven, I'm coming out to about $1,800.00 after tax. Most of the prices I've found are from Home Depot and Lowes' websites. Others are just through google's shopping site. I know that once I start calling around to local places and really looking for the least expensive prices, the costs are going to come down substantially.

    My question though is, how much cash should I expect to dump in to this oven? I was really hoping to keep it under $1,000. I live in the Dallas, TX area. Additionally, what kind of "off the beaten path" places should I look for some of the more expensive items?

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    Re: Very new but very eager!

    My 40 inch cost about $700 (Can) for materials.

    Which of the items on your estimate are the "big ticket" items ?


    • #3
      Re: Very new but very eager!

      I think it's possible. The expensive parts are premixed refractory mortar, ceramic fiber insulating materials, and the decorative touches you add for the enclosure/roof. If you mix your own refractory mortar using "recipe" in the plans, as well as vermiculite/concrete for the insulation, you should be OK. You'll have to look around for firebrick, which is expensive in some areas. Used ones have been put to good use for some builders. Just don't skimp on the insulation.
      Mike - Saginaw, MI

      Picasa Web Album
      My oven build thread


      • #4
        Re: Very new but very eager!

        Be sure to check out Dave W's oven thread. He built his oven on a shoestring budget.
        Ken H. - Kentucky
        42" Pompeii

        Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

        Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
        Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album