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  • BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

    Tomorrow the next phase begins...the structural hearth gets poured!

    I've moved from Getting Started ( http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/b...oven-4157.html ) since this has become an outdoor kitchen project with an unusual build having the oven and bakehouse together.

    The building is in major renovation and the oven is now shaping up too!

    Eventually it's going to be surrounded by a patio area too.

    Jim
    Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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    Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

    Woah, you're going to have another oven done before I even get around to pouring my foundation! Very impressive. I can't wait to see how the project takes shape.
    Nikki

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    • #3
      Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

      Eccellente Jim,

      It's going to look great. But I think your hearth seems a little low to the ground. :-)
      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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      • #4
        Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

        Originally posted by james View Post
        Eccellente Jim,

        It's going to look great. But I think your hearth seems a little low to the ground. :-)
        James
        Yeah James, and the floor is a little rough too!
        Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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        • #5
          Island hearth

          I made a 1x6 frame for the insulating hearth......perlcrete and insulating firebrick filler.

          soon the real fun begins!
          Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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          • #6
            Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

            Did the hearth pour....Keeping it wet!

            Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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            • #7
              Re: Island hearth

              Originally posted by SpringJim View Post
              I made a 1x6 frame for the insulating hearth......perlcrete and insulating firebrick filler.

              soon the real fun begins!
              Jim, I think your hearth looks a little crooked. It is support to be horizontal, not vertical. :-)

              Looking good.

              James
              Pizza Ovens
              Outdoor Fireplaces

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              • #8
                Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

                I love it! That is going to be one big oven! Also, that is some of the smoothest perlcrete I have ever seen...are you sure you added the perlite?
                Drake
                My Oven Thread:
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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                • #9
                  Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

                  Good eye Drake, the perlcrete photos are next. (That was the structural finale)
                  Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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                  • #10
                    Insulating Hearth

                    I decided to use a layer of the insulating firebrick with perlcrete over it.
                    Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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                    • #11
                      Thermocouple adaptation

                      I used a plastic waterpipe piece to make a tube in the perlcrete layer.

                      One at the top and one at the bottom of the insulation layer.

                      Then I can install and/or remove thermocouple probes as needed!

                      A little vaseline on the tube, then rotate it while the perlcrete is curing. For the top tube I covered it with a little more cement based perlcrete and will level that surface with the fireclay/sand mix before the hearth bricks are placed.
                      Last edited by SpringJim; 06-23-2008, 04:01 AM.
                      Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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                      • #12
                        Perlcrete and bricks

                        Insulating layer done!
                        Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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                        • #13
                          Granite Landing

                          I found some old Granite steps from demolition of a Bank Building.

                          ...gonna make a great landing!
                          Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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                          • #14
                            Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

                            Nice find. That will look great.
                            James
                            Pizza Ovens
                            Outdoor Fireplaces

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                            • #15
                              Re: BenjaMia Bakehouse Project

                              It baffles the mind that it would have ever paid to scorp out the back of the step like that. Mind you, this was before sintered diamond saws, and that was a lot of cutting.

                              Great piece.
                              My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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