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  • Two floor patterns I drew.

    I see that most people choose the herringbone floor layout and a few others lay them horizontally.

    I sketched up a couple floor plans in Google Sketchup.

    I would sure like some opinions on "the look" and the functionality.

    Thanks in advance!
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  • #2
    Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

    The look is very cool.

    The function however is questionable, I would be leary of increasing the number of cuts on my floor. If your cuts are not exact you will introduce gaps into the floor.

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    • #3
      Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

      They look great, but it seems like a lot of cuts.
      "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

      -- Yogi Berra

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      • #4
        Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

        I like the look but the point of the herringbone is to avoid any seams perpendicular to the peel action that might catch the peel. The herringbone works well for this.

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        • #5
          Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

          As to the look, I like the first sketch the best. I wouold consider rotating it 45 degrees.

          As to the functionality, I too am concerned about the number of cuts and the gaps that an uneven cut would exacerbate.

          If electing to go with either design, I would grind/sand the floor before getting the sides too high to insure a flat floor.

          J W

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          • #6
            Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

            Remember, the whole thing will be covered up by the dome and hard to see. Most people will be so amazed that you have a pizza oven, they won't notice the floor.

            I just laid my herringbone. It was hard enough getting that thing level. While, I think your floor designs are cool, my suggestion is to keep it simple.
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            • #7
              Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

              so i guess...

              leave well enough alone?
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              • #8
                Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

                That appears to be the consensus back in the box Dave.

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                • #9
                  Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

                  Originally posted by Les View Post
                  That appears to be the consensus back in the box Dave.

                  Les...
                  Yeah....

                  but don't you think it's fun thinking outside?
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                  • #10
                    Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

                    Put cleats in the floor...







                    (You said think outside the box.... :blush
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                    • #11
                      Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

                      I really like the cool designs but I favor the entire floor interlocking. I know none of the bricks are going anywhere.....just my thought process and tendency to overbuild things. Your designs have me thinking for the next generation oven with a cool interlocking pattern. To me, it does not matter if anyone else ever sees it, but it does matter that I do something that is cool to me and done to the best of my ability - personal pride I guess

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                      • #12
                        Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

                        Originally posted by asudavew View Post
                        Yeah....

                        but don't you think it's fun thinking outside?
                        My boss asks me to think outside the box while I sit in a cube all day. Does he actually mean for me to work from home?


                        If the goal is to have a floor to minimize the chance of catching a pizza peel in there, I would say the Herringbone Pattern is a better choice if built at 45 deg angles to the opening. Of course, I guess you could do all of the bricks at a 45 deg angle and get the same effect...
                        Steve Kennemer
                        Austin, TX

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                        • #13
                          Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

                          Originally posted by Kemo View Post
                          My boss asks me to think outside the box while I sit in a cube all day. Does he actually mean for me to work from home?
                          Wouldn't that be sweet?

                          Originally posted by Kemo View Post
                          If the goal is to have a floor to minimize the chance of catching a pizza peel in there, I would say the Herringbone Pattern is a better choice if built at 45 deg angles to the opening. Of course, I guess you could do all of the bricks at a 45 deg angle and get the same effect...
                          Yeah... that's what I was thinking.

                          Plus I thought the diamond floor looked cool.

                          But I guess it will be covered with ashes anyway.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

                            Why not try it out and see? Take sand and make a bed then lay out the brick without making any cuts (do it on top of a table). You may have to brush sand into the joints to make up for the lack of mortar. Anyway, once you level it off good play with the peel and see how cleanly it passes over the bricks. Get really creative and borrow your kid's Play Doh and use it to simulate pizzas so you can see how well the peel works on that surface. Afterwards you can take it down easily and still use the bricks and sand.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Two floor patterns I drew.

                              Originally posted by Archena View Post
                              Why not try it out and see? Take sand and make a bed then lay out the brick without making any cuts (do it on top of a table). You may have to brush sand into the joints to make up for the lack of mortar. Anyway, once you level it off good play with the peel and see how cleanly it passes over the bricks. Get really creative and borrow your kid's Play Doh and use it to simulate pizzas so you can see how well the peel works on that surface. Afterwards you can take it down easily and still use the bricks and sand.

                              I like the way you think!
                              I'll give it a try.
                              My thread:
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                              My costs:
                              http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                              My pics:
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