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  • My second Pompeii oven

    When I built my first Pompeii oven I had a great deal to learn and made many mistakes (had only just started using a PC so didn't even know of FB...and it's forum.

    I've nearly finished my second Pompeii build and have learned a great deal more....but....I'm still learning.

    Terry
    Honi soit qui mal y pense

    My 2nd Pompeii build.....

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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    Re: My second Pompeii oven

    So oven number 3 should be a cracker then?
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

    My Build.

    Books.

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      Re: My second Pompeii oven

      Hello Brickie

      My first oven ,,,as I've mentioned had many flaws so I really haven't been able to use it as it should be used. This second build was for my boss.....I was strapped for cash in the spring and asked him to fix my leaking roof...we made a deal....he fixes my roof and I build him an oven....I think he got the better deal, although the build was really enjoyable...and I've learned so much

      I am too impatient to use a "jig" and wanted to build the dome in 1 day so I came up with a "moveable" fixed form. (see pics)...

      Love your website and use it quite often for reference

      Terry
      Honi soit qui mal y pense

      My 2nd Pompeii build.....

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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        Re: My second Pompeii oven

        Hello crannyfradock,

        Nice work. I'd like to see more photos of the closure as the triangle and form look interesting to me. Also a photo of the inside.

        What are the dimensions of the oven?

        Cheers,
        Bob

        Here is the link to my oven number 1 construction photos!

        Here is the link to my oven number 2 construction photos!

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          Re: My second Pompeii oven

          "I am too impatient to use a "jig" and wanted to build the dome in 1 day so I came up with a "moveable" fixed form. (see pics)..."

          It is much faster, and you can control the shape better. (You need a device for fishing out dropped tools !). I used 1/2 inch Styrofoam for the material instead of plywood for the vanes (it was cheaper). The styrafoam was plenty strong enough and easy to break up and remove when the dome was finished.

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            Re: My second Pompeii oven

            Terry, you really did a beautiful job on your oven and the surrounding brick work.
            Thanks for the post and pictures.
            Gary
            "You can tell a dutchman,
            but you can't tell him much"

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              Re: My second Pompeii oven

              Thanks for the comments.

              I haven,t got many pictures of the oven build due to a computer crash, but managed to post a couple on You tube before I lost them...
              ... Slideshow Pompeii Wood-fired oven with grill station. - YouTube

              The oven is 90cm/36". With the system/form that I used, as soon as the first full course was over the internal arch, I removed the fins/form via the hole in the top (virtually didn't even wait 5 minutes)..had faith in the homebrew mix ratio 4:1:1:1 sand, cement (opc), lime and powdered fire-clay. After cleaning the internal joints and perps I replaced the fins and laid a sand form to finish the last rings and the keystone.....again as soon as the keystone was laid I removed the fins through the front arch....and was able to easily clean the fresh joints at the top of the dome.

              In all honesty I didn't publish a picture of the dome keystone as although structurally sound, it wasn't the prettiest of keystone's. The whole build was built and cut/dressed using 4 tools....brickhammer, lump hammer, bolster and trowel.

              Terry
              Honi soit qui mal y pense

              My 2nd Pompeii build.....

              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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                Re: My second Pompeii oven

                Terry, thanks for posting the video, it is absolutely awesome.

                Gary
                "You can tell a dutchman,
                but you can't tell him much"

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                  Gary

                  Your kind comment is truly appreciated Sir.

                  Terry
                  Honi soit qui mal y pense

                  My 2nd Pompeii build.....

                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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                    Re: My second Pompeii oven

                    Uploaded more detailed photo's and full descriptions on stage progress here...

                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

                    terry
                    Honi soit qui mal y pense

                    My 2nd Pompeii build.....

                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...eii-build.html

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