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  • About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

    Well, after doing research and sourcing most materials, I am going to place my entire order today to be delivered.

    The only thing running through my mind is fear and the question...am I nuts?
    What drives a person to want to build a wood fired oven in their backyard? I can save all this work and just buy a brick oven pizza. Is it hobby? Midlife crisis? I am still trying to figure it out but am kicking all the doubt and negative thoughts to the curb and I am just going to do it!

    I will start a build thread once I get all my materials. I live in Connecticut so it will be a few months before I can break ground. In the meantime, I will be laying out the design for my oven and floor.

    David
    Album https://plus.google.com/photos/10154...CKP9op6ilID7eA

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    Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

    Originally posted by flyfisherx View Post
    The only thing running through my mind is fear and the question...am I nuts?
    What drives a person to want to build a wood fired oven in their backyard? I can save all this work and just buy a brick oven pizza. Is it hobby? Midlife crisis? I am still trying to figure it out but am kicking all the doubt and negative thoughts to the curb and I am just going to do it!
    I will start a build thread once I get all my materials. I live in Connecticut so it will be a few months before I can break ground. In the meantime, I will be laying out the design for my oven and floor.
    David
    Welcome to 500.00 dollar per slice club! I think that is where I am at the moment with cost per slice. (I have made a lot of Pizza!) I don't believe there is any one justification except the self satisfaction of doing it. Kinda of like climbing Mt. Everest, only some what safer!
    Good Luck and welcome to the club!
    John
    Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
    Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
    Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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      Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

      Thanks John. I think the self satisfaction and challenge of doing it is what is driving me most. Also thanks for your help in sourcing my materials.
      Album https://plus.google.com/photos/10154...CKP9op6ilID7eA

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      • #4
        Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

        Hi David!

        Of course you are nuts! But welcome to the club!

        Bake On!
        Jay

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        • #5
          Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

          Originally posted by texassourdough View Post

          Of course you are nuts!

          I knew it!
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            Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

            Thought being "nuts" was an entry requirement !!!! :d

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            • #7
              Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

              Originally posted by flyfisherx View Post
              ...am I nuts?
              of course, and welcome to the club please check your straight jacket for comfort as you enter.
              The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

              My Build.

              Books.

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              • #8
                Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

                Welcome to the nut house. You'll the members are peaceful, infected with the same WFO virus. There is no cure but the treatment/therapy requires cutting and assembling odd shaped bricks into circles and arches. Once completed you will have achieved a much higher state of self-being and life will be even better!
                Enjoy it!

                Jeff

                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/jeffs-42-pompeii-easley-sc-near-16011.html
                Jeff
                My 42-inch build

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                • #9
                  Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

                  If your married, have the missus check out wfowidows.org or something like that. I think that is the support groups name that my wife was trying to set up
                  I don't care what folks say behind my back........They are either braggin' or.......lyin'


                  My Build
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                  • #10
                    Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

                    We're in Ct. Are you? I'm in Milford. I have been thinking about building a oven for a couple of years now and just can't pull the trigger.

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                    • #11
                      Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

                      Originally posted by Mike Brez View Post
                      We're in Ct. Are you? I'm in Milford. I have been thinking about building a oven for a couple of years now and just can't pull the trigger.
                      I am in New Britain. I am receiving delivery for all my materials for my slab, hearth and dome tomorrow. This will allow me to start laying out my dome and templates while I wait for this cold to go away. I may even begin cutting the brick for my first few (2) courses of my dome and dry fit everything in my garage including the oven floor.

                      I hope to pour the slab by March earliest or April the latest. Since I have all this time for planning, I hope the build process will move along so I can be using my oven by August.

                      I am very apprehensive yet excited. Ultimately I just said you only live once and accepted the challenge and put all fear aside. I am taking the plunge!!! Just do it!
                      Last edited by flyfisherx; 01-19-2012, 12:17 PM.
                      Album https://plus.google.com/photos/10154...CKP9op6ilID7eA

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                      • #12
                        Re: About to pull the trigger...am I nuts?

                        Originally posted by Mike Brez View Post
                        We're in Ct. Are you? I'm in Milford. I have been thinking about building a oven for a couple of years now and just can't pull the trigger.
                        Hi Mike,
                        I also live in Ct. and I was also slow to decide on this project. Well, after many enjoyable building months, my oven is functioning and I loved every second of the build and now, I enjoy great food with great friends!
                        Good Luck
                        John
                        Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
                        Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
                        Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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