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How Large an oven can I get? - 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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How Large an oven can I get?

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  • How Large an oven can I get?

    can I set a 42 inch diameter pompei oven on a 69" X 69" Base, or do I need to go to a 36 inch so I can insulate better?


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    42" Dia. will work on 4 & 1/2 concrete blocks to a side

    (M)Hi, Steve, I wrote on an earlier thread which relates to insulation:

    (M) The most important first decision I had to make was whether I would enclose my Pompeii igloo with house walls made of cement board. I feel that this is so important an early decision that I am also going to post this message on the Newbie Forum.

    (M) The reason this 1st decision is so important is that when I decided to enclose my igloo (permitting me to add lots of perlite insulation under the roof) I realized that it would be a waste of time to do fine finish detail work that would ultimately be hidden. Paul and Robert are just two builders that opted for elegant detail. Robert with his mosaic, and Paul with his arched brick throat entry.

    (M) My recommendation to any Newbie is to make that 1st decision before you do any work! I struggled trying to reconcile different photos and directions until I realized that there is a fundamental structural process to be considered which is based on that 1st choice.
    (M) My hearth stand has 4 1/2 concrete blocks to a side and supports a 42 igloo. Because of how the courses are normally staggered there is no need to cut any blocks. The blocks are a nominal 8 x 16 inches but in reality they are slightly smaller to allow for a morter line.

    (M) If you want to see the initial construction phase of that stand, with comments on size, go to



    Last edited by Marcel; 04-15-2006, 09:10 AM. Reason: Quotation marks not reproduced
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