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  • Dave W's Pizza Oven

    Well I got my hands on a bunch of used blocks.
    After some mortar removal I was short 6 blocks.
    I picked those up at Lowe's today.

    Along with some Quickcrete and rebar.

    I'm not going to house the oven but I will insulate it with fiber and the perlite mixture.

    Before I set this baby could someone suggest the smallest I can make the stand.

    I'm shooting for a 42 inch oven.

    Thanks in advance!

    Dave

    BTW I also scored almost 180 six inch red clay tiles. Those are plain, but I have 50 more with an interesting pattern. I'm gonna use them to decorate.

    I ll post some pics later for suggestions.
    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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    Re: Dave W's Pizza Oven

    Hi Dave,
    sounds like you are well on the way with your oven. Once the planning phase is behind you and you are collecting the materials, it will soon come to reality.
    It didn't take long once I decided to go ahead with it and sourced the firebricks. It just happenned in 3 weekends and I'm cooking in it week 4.
    Just don't skimp on the insulation as the ability to hold the heat is very beneficial to you and will extend your cooking capacity. I occasionally add a little more wood and use the leaf blower to get it up and running again for that extra heat for longer cooking times.
    Good building.

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

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


    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
    Neillís kitchen underway
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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    • #3
      Re: Dave W's Pizza Oven

      Originally posted by nissanneill View Post
      Hi Dave,
      sounds like you are well on the way with your oven. Once the planning phase is behind you and you are collecting the materials, it will soon come to reality.
      It didn't take long once I decided to go ahead with it and sourced the firebricks. It just happenned in 3 weekends and I'm cooking in it week 4.
      Just don't skimp on the insulation as the ability to hold the heat is very beneficial to you and will extend your cooking capacity. I occasionally add a little more wood and use the leaf blower to get it up and running again for that extra heat for longer cooking times.
      Good building.

      Neill
      I appreciate it.

      Did you build a housing around your igloo, or just the igloo?

      My wife and I prefer the igloo look and the lower profile.
      Who knows someday I might build something around it and insulate it more.


      Thanks,

      Dave
      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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      • #4
        Re: Dave W's Pizza Oven

        Dave,
        No I kept the oven as an igloo and plan when I can find some suitable 2" or similar tiles, to mosaic tile it. I have some left over dark blue tiles from the pool (tiled 15 years ago) but the tile fashion stakes have changed and only greens, blues and grey tiles are available in that size.The igloo has a plaster /stucco render over it which provides the waterproofing but until I can find some brownish tiles (to disguise the oven in the garden) I will leave it as is. I am not keen on having it look too obvious in the garden, it needs to blend in rather than be too obvious.
        I am looking through ebay as I have exhausted all the tile places around Adelaide. Looking for some old stock from some older or country hardware stores (when I get out there or go past) but not too fussy. I will eventually find some but not worried until I tile the existing concrete benches and floor. This will be done after the new patio roof which will happen after the daughters wedding on 27 October.

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

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


        Neillís Pompeiii #1
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
        Neillís kitchen underway
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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        • #5
          Re: Dave W's Pizza Oven

          Hi Dave,

          The "igloo" style is quite achievable, especially if you have space considerations like I had. The fiber and perlite approach works very well and you can keep it to a reasonable profile (size).......do a search on "Redgum Roarer" if you want to see pics of mine - I just rendered over all the insulation and retained the igloo shape.

          I like you resourceful approach with materials
          Cheers
          Damon

          Build #1

          Build #2 (Current)

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