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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena

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For many of you who bought a modular oven, you may have asked how we put the domes together when we build them. For those of you considering one of our ovens, we shot a video to make your install easier.

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  • Taper upper courses of brick?

    Howdy folks,

    Greatings from North Idaho on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille!

    I'm in the process of laying out the oven dome and I had a question about the upper courses of fire brick. I am doing a hemispherical 40" dome using a styrofoam form.

    Are the upper courses of brick generally tapered on the sides to get a snug fit (and I assume greater strength) or should I just use straight cuts and have an angled gap between each brick in the course?

    If they are not tapered I would guess that I should make the width of the bricks smaller as I go higher on the dome (otherwise the angled gap between brick would get larger with each course).

    It has been many years since I have done brick work (I do a fair amount of stone work) and never a dome. I am doing my brick cuts with a 7" Ryobi tile saw.

    Thanks for any and all assistance.

    Good Roads

    Harpist
    The pizza oven project can be seen in detail here!
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