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Old 05-02-2010, 11:25 AM
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Got it dry fitted. I think I will go ahead and build a chimney at the rear. They recommend it for even burning, plus it will get the smoke away.





I smelled the bread cooking the whole time. Time for lunch!

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Old 05-02-2010, 12:12 PM
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Did you obtain the bbq/oven from a retailer or is it an antique?

Open the doors and take a picture for us.

You have set the outdoor wood/charcoal oven standards pretty high.

I am still waiting for cement pouring weather.


I took your advice on the flue area and it looks like I am pretty close to having a good design.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:33 PM
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It is brand new, I work for a masonry supply house. I have sold quite a few of these over the years but never really seen one in person until a month or so when a customer bought one and I saw it before he picked it up. I decided to get myself one on our next order.

The oven is still at 400 degrees, and I hate to waste heat so....

Red and yellow onions, garlic, potatoes, bell and poblano peppers (and a couple of whole serranos) tossed with olive oil, celery salt and cracked black pepper.



I put the roast on the grill long enough to sear it and bedded it in the vegetables.




In the oven, see you in about 3 hours!

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Old 05-02-2010, 05:29 PM
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The 'lil woman made lima beans and mashed potatoes to go with it.



Of course it had to be "field tested"....

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Old 05-09-2010, 03:12 PM
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I was able to cast the plug for door #3. I used a fiber-reinforced insulating repair mortar. I cast a 6x8x1 piece first, then sawed it into 3/4x 1/2, 3/4, 1. I finger tested them for flexural strength and decided that I had to cast the door at least 2".



Lots of carving to do, but I will let it sit for another day before I do anything.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:45 PM
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Tom,

I hope the 3rd time is the charm. You have inspired me again, to consider my insulated door. Have you heard of any material that would bind together insulating firebrick? The really lightweight kind? My mother is getting rid of an old ceramic kiln and is has bunches of this lightweight brick.

I was thinking of either trying to assemble a door or if I was not able to find a suitable "cementing" material to make a hollow door and fill it with these bricks.

What do you think?

I dry stacked the blocks a day ago and cut rebar for lentil support and floor support yesterday. I am trying to assemble my oven on a budget similar to yours, but somethings just have to be bought and the budget is approaching $0.00 again.

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Old 05-09-2010, 03:52 PM
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One thing I now know is that a polymer modified thinset will not work. The insulating firebrick are about as soft and brittle as the AAC, so it could be tough to use them unless you just stack them like I did before I made a door.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:03 PM
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I think that I will try to make a hollow door on my first attempt and fill it with as many whole insulating brick as I can and cut others to fit. That is a long way off but it does not hurt to think ahead.

How did the honey wheat and honey turn out?
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:08 PM
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A party and Mother's day got in the way of bread. I did make pizza this afternoon, 2-1/2 hours from match to wood to pizza to mouth, pictures to follow.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:11 PM
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2-1/2 hour Pizza
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