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  • Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii


    I'd like to thank this forum for all the support, and
    Encouragement. This has been a great fun project.
    If your thinking about trying one, do it! It looks finished
    but I gotta make bottom door and some finish pointing.
    Starting curing fires tonight. Can't wait to taste that first
    Pizza...

  • #2
    Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

    Very nice!! Congratulations! Make sure you go slow with the curing fires,

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    • #3
      Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

      I'm starting tonight Wed, Thursday Friday, Saturday threw day.
      Hope to cook Saturday night. I don't plan
      on going super hot either. Planning on 200,300,400
      500 on Saturday! I don't need a pizza in 60 seconds.
      I can wait 5 minutes or longer!

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      • #4
        Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

        Bubb,

        Start with a bag of charcoal, easy to control temp, easy to spread around, then cook something as well. This will get your oven in the mid 200 range. Fires are more problematic in controlling temps 300 quickly becomes 700 with on piece of wood.
        Russell
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        • #5
          Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

          How big of the pile of charcoal do you use
          to start with? Did you count out brigkets?

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          • #6
            Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

            Very Nice!!! Clean, yet elegant design. Nice stone and brick work too.

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            • #7
              Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

              Thanks, that was the plan. I had a lot of ideas
              to choose from on here. I picked what I like,
              And went for it!

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              • #8
                Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

                Did my first newspaper burn tonight and
                Chimney drew very good! Little or no smoke
                Came out the front. Tomorrow small fire with
                One small board for 300• My dome has been
                Done for quit a few weeks and stucco covered
                For about 3 weeks. But I'm still being careful! No
                Big long fires yet.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

                    G'day Bub
                    Congrats on the finished result. Thats the look you showed us with the pic and that's what you did. Well done
                    Regards dave
                    Measure twice
                    Cut once
                    Fit in position with largest hammer

                    My Build
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                    • #11
                      Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

                      When making curing fires I'm pointing lazer
                      At back wall mid height? I'm doing two firings
                      A day. 6:30 am 12 hours later 6:30 pm does
                      Anybody see problem with that? I did 200 this morning
                      Going for 300 tonight? Really want to cook pizza
                      Saturday night just a few 2-3

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                      • #12
                        Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

                        G'day Bub
                        My dome is old school now. Built to a ply form. Some two weeks after the dome was completed I made some dough and burnt the ply out. Extra wood and cooked some pizza. No insulation either I might add .
                        Best 9 minute pizza I'd ever had and the oven didn't crack
                        You got to be realistic except that you can't just do a. 500C 90 secound pizza so early and enjoy a good pizza at a lower temperature. Build up to it and get some practice cooking as you go
                        Regards dave
                        Measure twice
                        Cut once
                        Fit in position with largest hammer

                        My Build
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                        My Door
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                        • #13
                          Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

                          Bubb,

                          What ever method you do the key is patience and gradual temps. If the oven is going to crack then it is going to crack but not the end of the world. Good luck and nice end product.
                          Russell
                          Build Link............... Picassa Photo Album Link

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                          • #14
                            Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

                            Yea that's what I'm thinking. If I can get up
                            To and maintain 500• I can make a pizza Saturday night. I don't need to
                            have it in 90 seconds!! I'm planning on taking it slow. But
                            Thought it was funny the 200 degree fire this morning looked
                            small in that dome. I won't be making a barn fire in it anytime soon
                            If ever. I'll always bring it up slow and only up to the temp I need ....

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                            • #15
                              Re: Dover, Pa 42" Pompeii

                              The only problem with just bringing it up to the operating temp is that your dome will not be saturated. Once I have the dome saturated I use it each day and put some more fire in it before I close it down again for the night. I usually have 300C late in the afternoon of the next day to start cooking dinner.

                              I use very little wood to top it up each evening, probably about 4 or 5 pieces.
                              Cheers ......... Steve

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