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Old 05-30-2010, 05:16 AM
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Good luck with the hebel door panel Paul. I tried that too, although mine was only 1" it lasted afew times then cracked. Remember it is made from Portland cement. I think the manufacturers claims about the stuff are extremely optimistic. Hope yours lasts longer than mine.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:00 PM
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David,

So far my door has lasted about 10 firing cycles and is not showing any signs of damage apart from the the odd chip where it gets taken in & out of the oven. It was only ever meant to be temporary but as with many temp jobs they seem to be there a long time!

The plywood is stuck on the Hebel blocks with a high temp adhesive and screwed in place with chipboard screws.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:09 AM
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Well done Paul

The finished oven looks great and love the colour of the dome.

Good to see that a simple Door construction has lasted 10 firings. Hopefully it will last for many more!!

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Old 08-22-2010, 04:52 PM
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It has been almost 3 months since I last added any info or pics of the latest progress so I thought that I was about time I added an update.

The tiling around the base of the oven is now complete (although I still need to seal between the oven render & tiles.

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Details of the tiling

The framework for the timber deck was completed out of treated pine. There isn't enough height to use a tradditional bearer/joist system for the framing so the joists are supported from concrete pads every 1,200mm. The framing wasn't made any easier by the shape of the corner where the oven is and the fences all around.

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The decking joists completed

I was planning to finish the deck at the palm trees but the lady in charge thought that the deck would look better if it was cut around the trees. This added a bit a complication and took a while to complete (of course she was right and it will look better!)

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The fiddly bits around the trees

More to follow...
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.... continued from above....

I have also installed the wiring and transformer for the lighting. There will be a couple of 12V lights in the trees lighting up the oven and some up lighters in the gardens to highlight the plants.

Over the last couple of weekend we have stated to install the decking. The decking is hardwood Merbau with SS screw fixings. It has has taken a long time to cut to size because of all the angles.

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Merbau Decking

After the border and the first few planks went down we got into quite a system where I would measure & cut, both Karen & I would get the first few fixings in place and make sure the board was straight and then Karen would drill and screw all the other fixings while I was measuring and cutting the next board.

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The Decking Team

Meg, our Golden Labrador likes company and always wants to be nearby the action, often sitting right on top of the part of the decking that you are attempting to screw down!

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Meg soaking up the sun.
At one stage yesterday she was lying beside the pool with her tail in the water wagging it. She kept spraying me with water until I moved her along.

Of course deck builders get hungry so the pizza oven was fired up and I cooked several pizza for lunch. The ones in these pics are chicken & caralamised onion which is topped with avacado & rocket and the second pizza is bacon, pumpkin, rosemary & black pepper.

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It will probably take another weekend to get the deck finished and then we will start on some planting around the deck and the lighting.

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Your deck and pizza looking great.
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The deck is now complete and ready to be oiled. The last few pieces were a bit fiddly to get finished but it was worth the effort as it looks great now that it is complete.
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The last pieces

The two fury helpers love sitting on the deck but generally it is right where you were trying to drive the next screw or on top of the tools!
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All Paws on Deck!

Last night was very pleasant sitting on the deck in front of the fire & relaxing with a well deserved beer.
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Finished

This week end it was a year to the day that we cleared the jungle from the corner to start. Here is the "before" shot to compare with what there is now.
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Now that the deck is finished it was a weekend of gardening around the pizza oven and some electrical work.

All of the ivy that had overtaken the fence was ripped out and my wife planted palms along the side fence and a bougainvillea behind the oven to grow over the rear fence where the ivy was.

I have also added some 9w LED spot lights mounted in the palm trees to light up the oven and deck and some 1W LED uplighters in the garden bed to highlight the new palms. It looks great at night now but I might add some more LED lighting to light up the wood storage area.

The other major work was to remove all of the beer bottles from the fence.

If anyone wants to know, it takes 46 beers to build a WFO!
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.... continued from above....
Of course deck builders get hungry so the pizza oven was fired up and I cooked several pizza for lunch. The ones in these pics are chicken & caralamised onion which is topped with avacado & rocket and the second pizza is bacon, pumpkin, rosemary & black pepper.
Now where did you come up with those pizzas? They sound great!
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Now where did you come up with those pizzas? They sound great!
Like a lot of my good ideas, these were ingredients that I had previously had on other peoples pizza and I stole the ideas.

I think that of all the pizzas I have made the chicken, caramelised onion, avocado & rocket in my family’s favourite.

Here is a link to the menu of a Newcastle WFO restaurant that is good for ideas. Blue Water Pizza Menu

Not only am I happy to steal other peoples ideas, I am also happy to share my own so attached is my own menu.
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