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Old 09-15-2013, 03:53 PM
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Gday all ,thanks for the feed back. Food for thought.Ive a couple questions:
1 Does the door size have to be 63% of the dome size or can it be say 55% if the oven is large enough.
2 What is the difference between a tuscan and a pompeii dome.And how much harder is it to build.
3 How much insulation is enough.
4 How thick should the render be.
5 Can I use fire bricks on top of the concrete layer then tiles for the floor,or would this be to much.

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Old 09-15-2013, 05:17 PM
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Hi John
I would download and read the free Forno Bravo Pompeii oven plans which will answer all of those questions in detail .

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Old 09-16-2013, 11:04 AM
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Thanks Chris. Its the one the minister of war and finance down loaded for me a couple of weeks ago.:-[ Have red it again and things are starting to become a little clearer. So i guess i need to read it a few more times.lol It looks like a tuscan dome for me.
Well have started digging the foundations they are 7.0m x 7.3m x 0.1m ,with in that is the pad for the oven @ 2.5m x 2.5m x 0.150m. Yaaaa hooooo.:-) Cheers John
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Gday all, have a bit of confusion in the old brain box. I would like to increase the hieght of my dome to allow me to put in a little larger door.
Can I stand a brick on its end and start the first coarse from there giving me 230mm xtra in hieght. Possible?
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:32 AM
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Hi John, as you will read in the FB pompii oven plans, the inner arch height has to be a percenntage of the dome height to preform properly. I am at the finnishing stages of a 42" Tuscan WFO. My dome height as recomended in the plans is 21", the inner arch height is 12" and the width is 20". The lower the dome height I believe will cook at pizza better if that is a persons main goal, but all I do in mine is at the end of cooking a pie I do what is called "domeing"and hold the pie on the peel up at the dome to finissh the top for just a few seconds.

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.... I would like to increase the hieght of my dome to allow me to put in a little larger door.
I did that by elevating my hendo (indispensable tool) tool.
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Gday lee will check it out
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:43 PM
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Gday all, does anyone know if you can use a steel cut off saw with a masonry blade to cut fire bricks.This will be done dry unlike a brick saw.Just thought it may be a way to save a dollar or two.
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Gday all, does anyone know if you can use a steel cut off saw with a masonry blade to cut fire bricks.This will be done dry unlike a brick saw.Just thought it may be a way to save a dollar or two.
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John - this thread has veered way off course. To your point, yes. It will eat up the saw faster than it was intended but you can do it (protect your lungs because the dust will be nasty).
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John - this thread has veered way off course. To your point, yes. It will eat up the saw faster than it was intended but you can do it (protect your lungs because the dust will be nasty).
Rig up a water feed to the blade
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