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Old 08-19-2008, 09:31 AM
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Dmun,
Yes, but these two brick masons were so fast that they were able to lay many courses in a day's time and clean them up before leaving.

Breven,

I kept wondering why they were saving all of the old brick pieces, loose dry mortar, mortar bags, concrete block pieces, & a small pile of pea gravel. Obviously if the walls ever come down my yard will be a waste dump!!! That's why I wasn't sure about the excess thermal mass outside the oven perhaps soaking some of the heat away from the inside of the oven, making it tougher to maintain a good high heat. But since curing the oven haven't had many opportunities to try it out. BUT SOON!!!!
Jim Bob
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:23 PM
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a few pics of the start of mine
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:20 PM
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concreteoasis:
Oven looks great. How big is inside diameter of the oven? It appears to be 42" or bigger. Great brickwork.
I have had several good pizza cooks in my oven since it was built this past summer. It took me a while to adjust to the temperature variance in the dome & floor and what was the ideal temp to cook pizzas. Have found that if the floor temp is greater than 850, it is wise to use a cheap pizza pan to allow top to cook more evenly with bottom of pizza. I tried one pizza at 1110 degrees on dome and 1000 on floor. Man, did it burn fast!!! Had to cool it down.
Also found that if I mess up on sliding pizza off of peel, it is easy to make it a giant calzone instead.
I did try the SeaBass on a cedar plank too. It was fantastic. Did find out though that it is necessary to turn the fish over halfway thru the cooking in order to cook evenly.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:10 AM
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thanks for the compliments on the brick work , i was schooled by an old world Italian mason ! The oven floor dia. 36 inches with a dome height of 19 inches. The outside shell has 4 inches of vermiculite/concrete shell and then a layer of chicken wire with waterproof cement. As this project progresses i will build a block structure around this and stucco. I will also add some roman element accents so stay tuned. As for cooking pizza , I am starting the seasoning process today and we are having a party on sat. so pizzas will be cooking . I will let you know how i make out
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:35 AM
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So you are starting the curing process today and cooking next Saturday? 7 days is great for the process. I took it very slow increasing the temp as instructed by Forno Bravo, 100 degrees per day. It has apparently made a difference. I have absolutely no cracks or splits in the interior cooking area.
Sounds like you have the oven very well insulated. I used not only the 4" of loose vermiculite but a layer of the high heat insulation cloth wrapped in chicken wire under that.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:50 PM
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Still trying to figure out how to upload the full run of photos from start to finish. In the meantime here are the last five shots including the completed oven attached as thumbnails.

I am in the fifth day of curing and temps got to 600 degrees last nite with NO splits or cracks in ceiling yet. Soot in very top of dome starting to burn off. That oven really throws off some heat out front!

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Old 12-30-2010, 08:51 AM
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dont know where to go with this question, but here it is... at the top of the home page there are the "newest photos". about a month ago there was a picture of a door that i printed and gave to my welder. he is currently building my door based in large part on that picture. is there a way that i can go back and find that picture again?
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:59 PM
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is there a way that i can go back and find that picture again?
That's a good question. You can search back by category, but since "door" doesn't fit in any ready category, you'd have to look at several ones. It seems to me that there used to be a way to expand recent uploads beyond the five at the bottom of the photo gallery, but I don't see it now.

There's probably a way to constrain a google search to the FB photo gallery, but I can't think how to do that at the moment.

Edit:

I've figured out how to do that. Go to google images, and type in:

site:fornobravo.com brick oven door

You should get every door photo posted.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:35 AM
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thanks, i did eventually find it in "finished ovens", but only by searching each catagory. New Years Eve we did about 15 pizzas, and at 10am New Years day the walls of my oven were still at 350F and the floor was at 280F. my welder is almost finished with my door and i am looking forward to being able to bake "the morning after"...
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