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  • Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

    All,

    I have been lurking here for a while and finally jumped in and started on my oven!

    So far so good with only a few problems. I borrowed a shovel and a dirty hoe from a buddy of mine, he also lent me a wheel barrow (sp?).

    BTW, I'm a computer nerd and have never done anything like this before, so wish me luck.

    Below are some pics:

    DAY ONE - The Hole...and justification for wearing gloves.
    Attached Files
    Steve Kennemer
    Austin, TX

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    more pics...

    and here is Day Two after getting my brother-in-law in the action. He owns a masonry supply company in Houston, so hes a good guy to know I built the form, he put the 4ft level to it, and directed the rebar placement. We then mixed up 35bags of 80lb quickcrete by hand. Not fun. Apparently, I dug out too much and created more work. We tried to locate the 1/2" rebar where the drystack would be, so that it would tie into the slab.
    Attached Files
    Steve Kennemer
    Austin, TX

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    • #3
      Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

      Congrats!

      Off and running!

      Can you taste that pizza yet?
      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: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

        Day three, Sunday, October 1st.

        This is what the slab looked like the next morning. not too bad and the level still said level. I banged off the form with a BFH and then went up to Lowes to pickup some cement blocks. Those things are cheap! I got mine for $1.29 a block. The angle iron for the front...not so cheap. Almost $25 for a 4 foot section.

        I had to make a modification to the layout of the bricks. i had originally planned to have a 60" inch frontal area based on a 36" oven + 9" for the firebrick and 5 inches of insulation on each side: 36+9+10 = 55. So I figured I would have a few inches of play room on the side. I totally forgot to do the calculations in 8" increments. Fortunately, I screwed up and ended up with the front of my slab right at 62.5". If you notice in the dry stack, I am just over the edge of the slab about 1/2". So, after all this, I think I will be able to actually make a bigger oven, which is a good thing.
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        Steve Kennemer
        Austin, TX

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        • #5
          Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

          Dave,

          I can taste it!
          Steve Kennemer
          Austin, TX

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          • #6
            Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

            Looking good.. and welcome to the group.

            If the pipes in the wall are for drainage from somewhere you might want to consider making a dry well for the water to go down and under the oven slab, caping them off or diverting them.

            Several tons of weight, stone wall corner, slab above surrounding grade add water from drains and you have...well, trouble.
            http://www.palmisanoconcrete.com

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            • #7
              Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

              woops too late now..you did all that while I was typing...wow
              http://www.palmisanoconcrete.com

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              • #8
                Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

                About that wall there. I'm in a townhome and thats actually a retaining wall there. Behind it is a lot of clay and I high sloping hill. I havent seen anything come out of that hole except a frog! I think its probably clogged with clay. Its as dry as a bone in there.

                We had so much rain here this summer and none of the drains ever produced anything. There should be very little, if any water comming out of that hole. Even in the hardest rain.
                Steve Kennemer
                Austin, TX

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                • #9
                  Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

                  Originally posted by Unofornaio View Post
                  woops too late now..you did all that while I was typing...wow
                  Yeah!

                  It was quick!
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

                    so my next step is to pour the concrete down in the holes. I probably wont get to it for a few days...
                    Steve Kennemer
                    Austin, TX

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                    • #11
                      Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

                      That location is great. The pizza oven with the stone wall backdrop will look really nice!
                      Ken H. - Kentucky
                      42" Pompeii

                      Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

                      Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
                      Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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                      • #12
                        Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

                        Originally posted by Ken524 View Post
                        That location is great. The pizza oven with the stone wall backdrop will look really nice!
                        I was thinking the same...plus, it came with the place (AKA - Free!)
                        Steve Kennemer
                        Austin, TX

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                        • #13
                          Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

                          OK...day four here:

                          so I have filled every other hole of the dry stack with rebar in it
                          Attached Files
                          Steve Kennemer
                          Austin, TX

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                          • #14
                            Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

                            and Day Five:

                            I had built the inner frame of the subflooring like so:
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                            Steve Kennemer
                            Austin, TX

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                            • #15
                              Re: Kemo's South Austin Pizza Oven

                              and then after consulting with some engineer types here at work, I decided to add some more support to the subflooring on Day Six
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                              Steve Kennemer
                              Austin, TX

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