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  • Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

    G'day everyone,

    After talking about building a WFO for two or three years now I've finely made a start. I've just finished my base and planning on building an igloo styled oven but I'm not to sure where to go from here.Any helpful comments and advice are most appreciated.

    Wayne.

    Here's some build picture's of my base.
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    My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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    Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

    Wayne,

    Looks like you are committed (welcome to the club). You dimensioned the area but what is the size of your final slab and what size oven do you have in mind?
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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    • #3
      Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

      Hi Les,
      I'm not sure of the oven size at this stage, I guess as big an oven I can fit on the slab.Is there a common practical size?
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      My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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      • #4
        Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

        Originally posted by Karangi Dude
        Hi Wayne,

        Looks like you have made a good start, where are you getting your bricks from?
        I haven't priced them yet but I know our local Bricks & Pavers suppler can get them.
        At this stage im more concerned about the base insulating layer,what to use and where can I get it.
        My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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        • #5
          Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

          Originally posted by Karangi Dude
          Wayne,

          You could come down to one of my WFO workshop / cooking classes, send me a private message and I will give you my phone number
          That sounds great.I was looking at your build thread before and I notice you were in my area.
          My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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          • #6
            Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

            Originally posted by Wayne73 View Post
            Hi Les,
            I'm not sure of the oven size at this stage, I guess as big an oven I can fit on the slab.Is there a common practical size?
            Practical size - absolutely not. Some want to cook a pizza , some want to bake 10 loaves of bread. I built a 42 because I could - I have yet to slide in a hog or a cow. Whatever you can build, I guarantee you will be glad that you did!
            Check out my pictures here:
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

            If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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            • #7
              Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

              I'm a big pizza fan and Sunday night is our pizza night.My two and four year old make there own pizzas ,so it a special night for us.But I love cooking and would like to cook other thing in there too (hog or cow) ,so bigger is better right?
              My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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              • #8
                Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

                Hi Wayne,

                The base is similar in size to mine, and that held a 43"(1100mm approx internal) so you should be able to get close to that size. At the end of the day it is what you can make fit in the space provided allowing for dome, insulation and finish coat.

                My dome has ended up with the finish coating going right to the edge on two sides as I somehow ended up slightly off centre.

                I take it that you have only poured the hearth slab and are still to add insulating layer. 100mm (4") of vermiculate insulating layer plus firebrick floor should give you good insulating qualities.

                Good Luck

                Craig
                "All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy"

                Spike Milligan

                "It is only impossible if you stop and think about it"
                The Pirate Captain

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                • #9
                  Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

                  Yes Ive only poured the hearth slab. Im interested in your vermiculate layer Craig, any chance you can tell me how you made it?
                  My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

                    I used the forno guide of 5 parts vermiculite to 1 part portland cement ( 5:1). You are best mixing in a barrow by hand with dry ingredients. Be gentle as you don't want to break up the vermiculite.

                    Add water until it reaches an oatmeal consistency (porridge). Try not make it too wet as the cement will settle to the bottom. The forno recipe calls for 2, 4 cuft bags of vermiculite, I ended up using 3 large bags to fill the formwork.

                    It kind of looks like a grey cocoa pop slice when done!!

                    Good Luck

                    Craig
                    "All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy"

                    Spike Milligan

                    "It is only impossible if you stop and think about it"
                    The Pirate Captain

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                    • #11
                      Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

                      Thanks Craig,

                      I've decided to go with a 40 inch oven which will give me will give me a foot for the entrance if you know what i mean,sorry I don't know the correct terminology.
                      So in saying that I priced the fire bricks today.$6.90 for a 231x115x75 brick.Can someone tell me roughly how many bricks I need?
                      My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

                        thats expensive i have seen fire bricks for somewhere around $3.50 for arch bricks. Google Melbourne Fire brick you might be able to get him to ship to Grafton at a reasonable price but $6+ seems awfully expensive.

                        Ben is excellent value hopefully shipping to grafton is also reasonably priced.

                        Cheers Colin
                        Cheers Colin

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                        • #13
                          Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

                          Thanks I'll start looking around.
                          I still need to know roughly how many bricks I need.so if anyone can help?
                          My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

                            Never mind I was able to download the Forno Bravo plans,so all is good
                            Thanks for the help guys,now I'm off to get prices.
                            Cheers Wayne
                            My build. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...ton-18665.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: Wood fired oven corner build in Grafton NSW

                              There's a spreadsheet calculator somewhere on this site. Saw it this afternoon. Can't remember where try here
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...tor-18131.html

                              Cheers
                              Cheers Colin

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