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  • Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

    I know of two wood fired ovens in Conn. that I have personally seen. Are there any others? Is anyone looking to build one in Conn.? I am currently trying to keep warm from this winters nasty weather. I have completed my oven stand and patio area. Now is the time for making an indispensible tool, templates, thermocouple electronics, etc. Lets share our knowledge in conn. and my door is always open for visitors to see the build. I do thank Bob in oxford for affording me the pleasure of seeing his build in progress and what a great job he did! I hope mine comes out half as good
    Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
    Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
    Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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    Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

    Originally posted by Aegis View Post
    I know of two wood fired ovens in Conn. that I have personally seen. Are there any others? Is anyone looking to build one in Conn.? I am currently trying to keep warm from this winters nasty weather. I have completed my oven stand and patio area. Now is the time for making an indispensible tool, templates, thermocouple electronics, etc. Lets share our knowledge in conn. and my door is always open for visitors to see the build. I do thank Bob in oxford for affording me the pleasure of seeing his build in progress and what a great job he did! I hope mine comes out half as good

    You are obviously an analytical type and have done a good job of planning things out. I looked at your blog and I'm positively impressed. Keep up the good work
    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

    If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
    Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
    An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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    • #3
      Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

      Hey John,
      (Aegis)
      I also checked out your blog. Awesome patio, etc.! I'm way up north here
      in MA.! Funny how that winter thing gives us a well deserved rest and an awful long time to think about our next outdoor spring projects! Keep up the great work.
      Rick
      View my pictures at, Picasaweb.google.com/xharleyguy

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      • #4
        Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

        Thanks Lburou and Oventhusiast (Rick) I don't know about well planned out, I ran out of stone for the wall because the wife decided the patio was too small. So that entailed more digging but this time with pick ax and shovel! Wish I had that backhoe again!
        I do appreciate the rest in the winter, I will be working on setting up some cutting jigs and other specialty tools for the spring thaw. And of course spending as much time as my eyes can handle reading all the info on this site!
        Hey Rick, I just saw your picasaweb site! I had to bookmark it though as the morning is going to come very fast if I don't hit the hay! I know, light weight! LOL I'll give it a closer look tomorrow!

        Thanks
        Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
        Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
        Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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        • #5
          Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

          Originally posted by Aegis View Post
          Thanks Lburou and Oventhusiast (Rick) I don't know about well planned out, I ran out of stone for the wall because the wife decided the patio was too small. So that entailed more digging but this time with pick ax and shovel! Wish I had that backhoe again!
          .....snip.....
          Thanks
          Those instances are considered the exigencies of construction
          Lee B.
          DFW area, Texas, USA

          If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
          Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
          An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

          I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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          • #6
            Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

            Hey Aegis, I live in Trumbull and just finished my 36'' pompeii oven. Works great. The funny thing is I built it in my Basement. I haven't had time to post my pictures yet.

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            • #7
              Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

              Ok Lburou!
              You know I had to look up 'exigencies'! And you are "abstatootly" correct!
              Sometimes I just stare at my projects and those exigencies pop into my head!
              It's my way of 'planning'!.....I think!
              Happy New Year!
              Rick
              View my pictures at, Picasaweb.google.com/xharleyguy

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              • #8
                Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

                Originally posted by oventhusiast View Post
                Ok Lburou!
                You know I had to look up 'exigencies'! And you are "abstatootly" correct!
                Sometimes I just stare at my projects and those exigencies pop into my head!
                It's my way of 'planning'!.....I think!
                Happy New Year!
                Rick
                Happy new year to you and yours
                Lee B.
                DFW area, Texas, USA

                If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
                Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
                An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

                I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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                • #9
                  Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

                  I also have to admit to looking up the meaning of that word! I can't even remember how to spell it without going back a post!

                  Happy New Years to all and Most of all Happy Pizza Making! This new year hopefully will see the first brick oven pizza emerge from our new oven. I am just now working on the thermocouple control box. I know it will be way over kill in the long run, but will hopefully give me a better feel for working and using my oven quickly! (less than a year)
                  Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
                  Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
                  Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

                    Aegis,
                    Even though the first pizza I made in our then 'igloo' unfinished oven was probably the worst pizza I ever made (as compared to what I now make), my wife always says "That was the best pizza I ever had!"
                    There's just something about seeing that first pizza cooking on that hot floor that is so satisfying, it could taste like a frisbee, and still be awesome!
                    You're gonna love it! And it just keeps gettin' better!
                    You'll get there!
                    View my pictures at, Picasaweb.google.com/xharleyguy

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                    • #11
                      Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

                      Originally posted by Aegis View Post
                      I know of two wood fired ovens in Conn. that I have personally seen. Are there any others? Is anyone looking to build one in Conn.? I am currently trying to keep warm from this winters nasty weather. I have completed my oven stand and patio area. Now is the time for making an indispensible tool, templates, thermocouple electronics, etc. Lets share our knowledge in conn. and my door is always open for visitors to see the build. I do thank Bob in oxford for affording me the pleasure of seeing his build in progress and what a great job he did! I hope mine comes out half as good
                      Being undecided about thermocouples for our oven, I'd be interested in your plan for using them. I don't want battery operated boxes out there and the cost of the old fashioned gauge is painful. The more I read, judging oven readiness by the dome clearing, then using a handheld infrared unit will work -I already have one of those for testing catalytic converters
                      Lee B.
                      DFW area, Texas, USA

                      If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
                      Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
                      An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

                      I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

                        I did go and buy a meter last year in anticipation of the oven. It is a no frills meter for a panel. It cost 70.00 at the time form omega. I wish I got the centigrade version. Only three digit read out so it will only go up to 999 degrees F. 999 degrees C is hotter!
                        I will have about eight thermocouples positioned and I will be looking for feed back from the group as to where to locate them? The obvious places to me would be hearth floor, middle, right,left. The dome in the top center and maybe one to the side. Then one under the hearth insulation. (to check insulating properties of 4"'s of foamglas) One on top of that foamglas to check thermal soaking of the hearth. One or two on the outside of the dome under the insulation. (checking thermal soaking of dome) And one or two on the outside of the dome insulation. Checking for fires under the enclosure! OMG! I hope that doesn't happen! I know the expense is high but I thought wasting flour and time baking things to a charcoal black or not hot enough for long enough would be even more expensive!
                        Last edited by Aegis; 01-01-2011, 10:41 AM.
                        Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
                        Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
                        Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

                          Originally posted by Aegis View Post
                          I did go and buy a meter last year in anticipation of the oven. It is a no frills meter for a panel. It cost 70.00 at the time form omega. I wish I got the centigrade version. Only three digit read out so it will only go up to 999 degrees F. 999 degrees C is hotter!
                          I will have about eight thermocouples positioned and I will be looking for feed back from the group as to where to locate them? The obvious places to me would be hearth floor, middle, right,left. The dome in the top center and maybe one to the side. Then one under the hearth insulation. (to check insulating properties of 4"'s of foamglas) One on top of that foamglas to check thermal soaking of the hearth. One or two on the outside of the dome under the insulation. (checking thermal soaking of dome) And one or two on the outside of the dome insulation. Checking for fires under the enclosure! OMG! I hope that doesn't happen! I know the expense is high but I thought wasting flour and time baking things to a charcoal black or not hot enough for long enough would be even more expensive!
                          Welp, with eight thermocouples, you won't be short of data

                          Thanks!
                          Lee B.
                          DFW area, Texas, USA

                          If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
                          Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
                          An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

                          I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

                            "Need more input" quote from Johnnie 5
                            Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
                            Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
                            Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: Wood Fired Ovens in Conneticut!

                              I was thinking about cross purposing an automotive Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) gauge using a 12V power supply. I found one (gauge, probe, everything) on UK.ebay for less than 50 Pounds Sterling.
                              Last edited by Lburou; 01-02-2011, 09:54 AM.
                              Lee B.
                              DFW area, Texas, USA

                              If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
                              Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
                              An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

                              I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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