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Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

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  • Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

    Hello,
    I've been reading through this forum for a very long time, and loving it. I finally joined the forum, and just started building the Pompeii oven as per FornoBravo literature.
    I might not find all the material I need here in Jacksonville, FL, but whatever I do not find I am sure I can buy from FornoBravo.

    I uploaded the pictures to my website, which I will share with you after few posts.

    Greetings to all.

    Eddie

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    Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

    Welcome Eddie!!!

    Take lots of pictures!!!!

    Christo
    My oven progress -
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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    • #3
      Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

      Thanks Christo,

      Will do. I will be able to share my website soon.

      piu tardi

      Eddie

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      • #4
        Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

        My oven progress:
        My Brick Pizza Oven

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        • #5
          Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

          Nice site - please post pics here too if you like - we love them!!

          I located my oven around some large trees I cut down to make room for the outdoor kitchen. I still had a lot of large roots to contend with - mostly Axe work but used the chainsaw on a few- almost instant dulling of the chain but there was no way to get through some of those with my axe...

          What a great start! You're well on your way!

          Christo
          My oven progress -
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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          • #6
            Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

            Thanks Christo,
            Yes , I had to use the axe too.
            I am only home every other weekend, so I am going to try and pour the hearth & the insulation on Saturday the 19th.
            I looked at your progress, you are very brave my friend. good work.
            I also have a project car sitting in my garage, but it is complete now;1989 red IROC-Z with an LT4 engine (of course it does not look like a 1989 anymore).

            piu tardi

            Eddie

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            • #7
              How far from the back should I start my dome?

              I have a question: how far from the back should i start the dome? I look at page 13 of the plans, and I am confused, I am building a 36 " Tuscan oven, and i will center the dome left and right, and I know about the oven and vent landing. But the chart on page 13 says oven depth interior 36, exterior 45, and then there is 5 " insulation which i thought was part of the 45, am I mistaken?, my stand size is exactly like the plan 63X70.

              thx

              piu tardi

              Eddie

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              • #8
                Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

                Your 36 is the inside dimension. Add to that your half brick depth (4.5), your blanket (1 inch or more, depends on you) and how much vermicrete you need (4 inches, usually) plus your finish (stucco or framing). If you're using 1 in. blanket and 4 in. vermicrete, plus stucco, you'll need at least 57 inches diameter on center. Or, framing the answer the way you asked it, it needs to be at least 10 inches in from the back, using those materials. You'll need a little more if you're framing it in to accomodate the metal studs.

                Please check my math, as I am the queen of stupid math errors...
                Elizabeth

                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/e...html#post41545

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                • #9
                  Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

                  Thanks Elizabeth,
                  I am no math major either, but : 36 + 4.5 + 1 + 4(vermiculate;i.e.insulation) = 45.5 and let's say 2 inch stucco or concrete board, that is 47.5, the plan on page 13 refers to another 5" insulation, is that in addition to the 4" vermiculite?

                  piu tardi

                  Eddie

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                  • #10
                    Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

                    Don't forget that you have the brick, insulation and blanket depth on both sides of the oven so:
                    36 +
                    (4.5+1+ 4) x 2 = 19
                    -----------------
                    55 inches total...
                    Plus the enclosure...
                    My Oven Thread:
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

                      Yep you are right, but that is from the sides, I was trying to figure out the distance from the back of the stand.

                      Thx

                      piu tardi

                      Eddie

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                      • #12
                        Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

                        63 is your width side to side.. so the center of your slab should be the center of your dome.
                        31.5 inches from either side.

                        Now measure from the center of the back to 31.5 inches.

                        that will keep the same distance around the sides and the back.

                        18" + 4.5" + 1/2" + 1" + 4" = 28"
                        floor / brick / cladding / blanket / vermcrete Total 3.5 inches left

                        (... Enough room that you could build an enclosure....)

                        70" - 31.5" = 38.50" left over for the front.

                        18" + 4.5" + 4.5 " + 4.5" + 4.5" = 36"
                        floor / brick / inner entry / vent hole / outer entry

                        Looks like you will have 2.5 inches to spare up front....

                        I hope this makes sense.

                        Dave
                        Last edited by asudavew; 07-10-2008, 12:42 PM.
                        My thread:
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                        My costs:
                        http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                        My pics:
                        http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                        • #13
                          Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

                          This is exactly what I was looking for, Thanks Dave

                          piu tardi

                          Eddie

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                          • #14
                            Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

                            I completed pouring the concrete in the cores today, next step is the hearth. Hopefully on the 19th.

                            piu tardi

                            Eddie

                            my pics:
                            My Brick Pizza Oven

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                            • #15
                              Re: Building a Pompeii Oven - finally

                              Eddie,

                              Congrats on your progress, i too have been prograstinating the oven build. I live in Jax beach and would love to find out where you are procuring your fire brick and other technical products needed for the build. Also, wouldnt mind visiting the build as well! Good luck and look forward to hearing from you.

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