web analytics
Barrel/Arch type oven design - 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.
See more
See less

Barrel/Arch type oven design

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Barrel/Arch type oven design

    I built an igloo style oven for my brother over the summer that is 4' round, it's an outside oven that works great. I just purchased a new house that has a center fireplace and chimney. The fireplace is in a niche and is not desireable and smokes because they bent the throat too much. The back of it backs up to the kitchen so I thought I would take it out and put a little brick oven in the kitchen instead. I am a mason by trade and decided to build an arch type oven. I am limited on width but not depth. Does anybody have any measurement considerations on a small oven? I have about 29" to work with. Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design

    I don't see any reason why you couldn't scale it down to fit that space...is the 29" in regard to width or depth?
    "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
    "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch


    • #3
      Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design

      I'm sure you can do it, particularly with the masonry skills.

      Is that an ID or OD you're talking about?

      CJ has a barrel oven and builds, he might have some references. Just find CanuckJim on here and send him a private message as I haven't seen a lot of him lately.

      Post some pictures and start a post here to keep us informed...we'd love to follow your project!
      Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane


      • #4
        Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design


        Your width limitation is very tight in light of the fact that you'll have to factor in the thickness of any mass you want to add over the dome bricks and the thickness of your insulation. The mantra here is that you can never have too much insulation. In your case, it looks like you'll have to go as high tech as you can so you'll end up with maximum floor width inside the oven. Why not contact me via email about this. We can trade some tips.

        "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827


        • #5
          Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design

          My width is 30" and my depth is 42".


          • #6
            Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design

            The reason I only had 30" is because I was going to put a 36" range next to it. If I put the range somewhere else I have 66" width x 42" depth.


            • #7
              Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design

              Okay, take your wall and insulation thickness away....8 inches of brick plus insulation? 4 to 8 inches blanket (most efficient insulation?) I think this get's your inside oven to be too small at 20 to 24 inches right??

              I'd redesign and put the range elsewhere....it's nice to have a larger oven....after all the work and it's time to play!

              Talk to CJ...he's both built and used the barrel ovens.
              Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane


              • #8
                Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design

                Is the range existing? Or will it be a new purchase? If new, are you willing to scale back to a 30" range to gain valuable inches? Just a thought.



                • #9
                  Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design

                  Hi jrm78 and welcome aboard.
                  Can you post some pics or draw a plan of your working area.
                  There might be some other options that may be overlooked with regards to an oven, type/size and location.
                  There are many very experienced viewpoints at your disposal and you need to decide which if any are suited to your needs.

                  Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                  The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

                  Neill’s Pompeiii #1
                  Neill’s kitchen underway


                  • #10
                    Re: Barrel/Arch type oven design

                    Thanks for all your replies, sorry it took so long to get back, in the process of moving, never again. I have decided to move the range and just use the spot for a 36" brick oven. I will send pictures as soon as I start. I removed the existing throat from the old fireplace and am getting ready to pour the new base.