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Beros 01-13-2013 09:16 AM

Pizza Oven Price
 
How much will it cost me to build a Pompeii outdoor pizza oven myself?
I want one real bad.I make awesome pizza in a regular oven and I know this will take it to a new level.

Tscarborough 01-14-2013 12:52 PM

Re: Pizza Oven Price
 
It depends. From a couple hundred bucks to many thousands.

Beros 01-14-2013 01:38 PM

Re: Pizza Oven Price
 
So it depends on how elaborate you want it.I am very mechanical and I have a best friend who does cement and has done some masonry.What level of difficulty would this undertaking be for me and how many days,weeks would it take?

Gulf 01-14-2013 05:33 PM

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So it depends on how elaborate you want it
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Correct, elaborate is proportional to the price and the time.

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I am very mechanical and I have a best friend who does cement and has done some masonry.What level of difficulty would this undertaking be for me?.....
Anyone who downloads the FB plans and does their research on this thread can build a WFO irregardless of prior experience.

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.......how many days,weeks would it take?
Only Tscarborough figures builds in "days and weeks", The rest of us figure in months and years :D.

Seriously, the time is also proportional. But, no matter how long it takes, you will enjoy every minute :).

Tscarborough 01-14-2013 06:21 PM

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It is months for the whole deal, anyway you look at it, unless you don't have a day job. Or kids. Or a life.

I would say the cost is based not so much on elaboration as how good of a scavenger you are. Mine is pretty elaborate, but I still only spent a couple hundred bucks (not counting the beer budget).

Craigslist, friends, sitting out by the road for the trashman, if you are patient and search, you can find a lot of what you need.

http://brokebrick.com/070812odk.jpg

The only things I paid for in that picture are the faucet ($20 bucks from Habitat for Humanity), the grill ($300 bucks), and the cement and concrete for the mortar and countertops.

Wait, I bought the flue caps ($40) too.

Xene 01-14-2013 08:40 PM

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I built my oven in 6 months, I didn't work 8 hour days, but I did work on it nearly every day, taking most weekends off. I think a minimum budget would have to be in $1,000 range, unless as stated here you are an extreme scavenger, but for most of us (even I got lucky with my brick) but I paid for fire brick and all concrete, mortar, etc. Realistically in this area, it would have taken me months to find the items I needed...if they are even out there?! My final price tag was just about double that first estimate, but that includes the saw blades, gloves, and all the tools, and other odds and ends I purchased; I also had the slab poured, that cost me a bit extra too.

I drug my feet getting started, but I took off once I finally got my head around the project. I had never laid brick vertically. My only experience was with patios and very short raised beds, so knew how to mix mortar, that was about it. I think confidence and common sense will get anyone through the build, the folks here on the forum are terrific about answering questions and if you believe you can build it...you can - with their help! I did - and the pizza is fabulous!

Tank 01-15-2013 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Tscarborough (Post 144061)
It is months for the whole deal, anyway you look at it, unless you don't have a day job. Or kids. Or a life.

I would say the cost is based not so much on elaboration as how good of a scavenger you are. Mine is pretty elaborate, but I still only spent a couple hundred bucks (not counting the beer budget).

Craigslist, friends, sitting out by the road for the trashman, if you are patient and search, you can find a lot of what you need.

The only things I paid for in that picture are the faucet ($20 bucks from Habitat for Humanity), the grill ($300 bucks), and the cement and concrete for the mortar and countertops.

Wait, I bought the flue caps ($40) too.

That sir, is a really impressive project - much more so because of the budget you got it in at.

Beros 01-15-2013 01:13 PM

Re: Pizza Oven Price
 
Wow!I am going to start planning.Thankyou.

UtahBeehiver 01-15-2013 05:17 PM

Re: Pizza Oven Price
 
Beros,

I frequented Restore (Habitat for Humanity thrift store) craigslist, and a host of other surplus or freight damage stores for my build. I am thinking I have about 7 months into it working after regular work and on weekends and I am still not done although my oven is functional. Cost also depends on what tools you have, borrow or steal. I opted to buy a number of tools because I needed them for the build, at least that is what I told the SWMBO. While it is winter in Wisconsin, start the hunt for your items. Reference this forum for ideas and suggestions so when Spring comes you hit the ground running. I did detail out my expenses and if you want send me a PM and I will send the Excel file to you.

CoyoteVB 01-15-2013 09:54 PM

Re: Pizza Oven Price
 
I have about $1,200 into my build. I was not patient enough to scavenge materials


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