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  • Well here goes nothing

    I'm getting started to build a brick oven. Just
    Found this site. Don't have a lot of time to
    Research as I have pour planed for next week.
    I built a pergola and patio I'm pouring, and stamping.
    My plan is for a oven just off the pad. I guess
    I'll swing for the fence and do a 42" dome style. I
    Need to dig for the pad this weekend. What size
    Pad do I need for block base? I'll go 10-11 inch deep
    4" stone and 6" pad with rebar. Just need a size. Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Well here goes nothing

    Have you read the free e-book that details how to build a pompeii oven from start to finish?

    Brick Oven Plans | Build an Italian Brick Oven
    My build:

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/d...ild-20119.html

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    • #3
      Re: Well here goes nothing

      Originally posted by Bubb View Post
      What size
      Pad do I need for block base? I'll go 10-11 inch deep
      4" stone and 6" pad with rebar. Just need a size. Thanks
      I'm posting a picture of the recomendations from the free Forno Bravo plans. I would highly recomend that when you get a chance, download and read them as they are very helpful.
      Chris

      Link to my photo album:
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/hodgey...7646087819291/

      Link to my build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...nia-19366.html

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      • #4
        Re: Well here goes nothing

        Yep, all framed up ready for concrete. I'm
        A little thick 6" but that's okay ran out of stone.
        Putting wire mesh in also using 4000 psi
        Concrete with fiber. I dug 12" and have a 6" stone base.
        I got the down load and have been reading and looking
        At endless pictures.. I notice a lot of bases dry stacked?
        Then core filled with rebar? Are most of the bases dry stacked
        And then just core filled? I would at least think
        Of laying bottom corse with mortor so it stays put? Once
        I get a good day to pour concrete I'll get base laid up
        In short order. I'll take plenty of pics.

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        • #5
          Re: Well here goes nothing


          Ready for stone and wire

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          • #6
            Re: Well here goes nothing

            Looks good. Don't forget to tamp dirt and stone.
            I chose not to drystack, but in going through a lot of blogs, it's pretty common, and would certainly save time.
            My build:

            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/d...ild-20119.html

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            • #7
              Re: Well here goes nothing

              Yes I did tamp the dirt and plane on a little
              More stone tonight. Pad is about 6" so I'll
              add some more to get right at 5 1/2". If I
              Can pour Saturday I'll have base laid up and
              Shelf framed by weeks end.

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              • #8
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                • #9
                  Re: Well here goes nothing

                  Looks good.
                  When you pour, try to get the rebar somewhere in the middle of the concrete. I lifted mine up with some pieces of brick.
                  My build:

                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/d...ild-20119.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Well here goes nothing

                    Yeap I always grab it with a tooth of a rake
                    Pull it up into concrete. I'm pretty sure I'll be
                    Okay until I get to base. I got more reading to
                    Do tonight. But really glad I got this forum
                    To bounce questions off. Going to be a fun
                    Project.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Well here goes nothing

                      One other thing that is helpful is to sink rebar into the 4 corners of the base where the concrete blocks go. Good way to anchor it all together. I believe the e-book covers it.
                      My build:

                      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/d...ild-20119.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: Well here goes nothing

                        Hi there, Bubb. What part of Pa. are you located? I used to know a fellow by that name up there.
                        My Build:
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/s...ina-20363.html

                        "Believe that you can and you're halfway there".

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                        • #13
                          Re: Well here goes nothing

                          I'm in Dover Pa. There isn't a lot of Bubb's
                          Around. My dad is a tv pastor on Sunday
                          Mornings on dish network. Pastor Charlie Bubb
                          Of The Praise Center. He might retire this year
                          He is 71 I think. What was the fellas first name?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Well here goes nothing

                            Originally posted by Bubb View Post
                            But really glad I got this forum
                            To bounce questions off. Going to be a fun
                            Project.
                            Bubb
                            The forum is loaded with people that are knowledgable and willing to help, I could not have built mine without all the help I've gotten from here. Enjoy your build it is fun.
                            Chris

                            Link to my photo album:
                            https://www.flickr.com/photos/hodgey...7646087819291/

                            Link to my build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...nia-19366.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: Well here goes nothing

                              Originally posted by Bubb View Post
                              I'm in Dover Pa. There isn't a lot of Bubb's
                              Around. My dad is a tv pastor on Sunday
                              Mornings on dish network. Pastor Charlie Bubb
                              Of The Praise Center. He might retire this year
                              He is 71 I think. What was the fellas first name?
                              You may be related to him, perhaps. I think his name was Don. Everyone just called him Bubb. And he lived and worked near York, which as you know, is right near Dover, before he retired awhile back. Like you said, not a real common name.
                              Last edited by NCMan; 05-29-2014, 05:25 AM. Reason: Typo
                              My Build:
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/s...ina-20363.html

                              "Believe that you can and you're halfway there".

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