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james 05-26-2005 10:29 AM

Brick Oven Photos
Here we go.

Let's use this Forum as the central location for all photos -- ovens that you are working on, ovens where you have questions, finished ovens, and photos of brick oven recipes.

Storage isn't expensive, so let's build the world's first 1GB Brick Oven Photo Journal. We're open for submissions.


david 06-14-2005 03:51 PM

work in progress.......
2 Attachment(s)
Still have a fair bit of Stucco work to do and yet to decide on the final Finish,but it has been plugged in and it works (as you can see from my first Pizza!)

Pizza Stan 06-18-2005 12:34 PM

Did you do the stucco work yourself? That is one of the last steps for me, and it is the one area that I have not dabbled in. I guess i am going to learn as i go. Any tips? We did fire up last weekend and cooked our first pizzas also. Your oven looks great.

Stanley K.

PizzaMan 06-20-2005 10:34 AM

Congrats on the oven and first pizza, David!!
Hey, nice going! I'm a few steps behind you, buddy!

aka: PizzaMan

david 06-20-2005 06:14 PM

Hi stan/michael,
I have just coated it with Quickrete quickwall fibreglass bonding mix.It is expensive @around $15/bag,but goes on easy and can be shaped quite well.I need to put a final finnish on this which Quickrete offer in various grades.I've never done any stucco or mortar work before so I am probably going the most expensive way.I'm happy with the results so far though.Now i've actually started coking in it ,everything else has been less of a priority though!I wanted to have it ALL done by the 4th July,but my Wife has other plans for me!Good luck and stick with it.

Jerald Powell 07-02-2005 04:26 PM

Love that design

Originally Posted by david
Still have a fair bit of Stucco work to do and yet to decide on the final Finish,but it has been plugged in and it works (as you can see from my first Pizza!)

I really like your design. Stucco will look great. Just plan well and go for it!

dmun 09-25-2005 06:21 AM

Posting externally hosted pictures
I've never used photobucket before, and just went to their site for the first time, for Marcel's oven photos. I want to be able to insert images into the text of a posting for better explainations of what I'm talking about.

This image is located on this page:

Each photo has a URL:

Below that is a TAG:

<img src="" alt="Image hosted by">

Below that is a IMG:

This is an experiment to see what happens when I post this.


dmun 09-25-2005 06:26 AM

results of above:
As you can see, the URL returns a clickable link, The TAG shows up as text, and the IMG brings in the picture.

The IMG format is ***[IMG]***followed by the url of the image in jpeg format***[/IMG]***. (ignore stars) Seems easy enough to me.

Marcel 09-25-2005 09:27 AM

"the URL returns a clickable link" dmun

(M) Dear David,

Thanks for doing my homework for me and arriving at a useful solution. So, if I understand correctly, you simply copied the URL:

from PhotoBucket and pasted it into your previous post? ____

(M) If so, then I guess that my doing essentially the same, but from David's post, will also return that same image? If so, I apologize for the duplication but David's " ....experiment to see what happens when I post this." may fill a void and preclude users invariably needing to go to an external URL. Paul had explained the process in a far earlier post but not being a "wirehead" I was unclear about how to also sucessfully transfer those images.

(M) Let's see if this post produces an "in-line" image or if we will need to click on the URL, above to view that image.

(M) Thanks again, David.



Marcel 09-25-2005 10:57 AM

Do we need soldiers?

(M) This "Title" was not intended as a political statement. Nor is this Sub Title:

How about sleeping soldiers?

(M) If you look at the image above, you will see a standard orientation of bricks on either side of the entrance in "soldier" formation.

(M) Note that I have not used the standard orientation in my first 2 dome courses but have opted for sleeping "splits".

(M) Now I postulate this question; that if essentially the same area and volume could be filled by letting these arch soldiers "sleep", i.e. lay them down on their 9" x 4.5" sides ( or even 9" x 2.5" sides?) would we not have a more stable arch base without losing any function? ___

(M) If you see a problem with this orientation, please contact me immediately, as barring any important caveats, that is what I propose doing.

(M) Using as an example only one side we would have five firebricks laying on their 9" x 4.5" sides. That would give us a height of five times their 2.5" thickness and brings us to the recommended 12.5" height.

(M) Drawing from the Step by Step instructions for validation we read:

"We recommend either a 36" or 42" (internal diameter) round oven, using either a high (Tuscan), or low (Neapolitan) vault design. These sizes provide you with enough oven space to cook multiple pizzas at a time, or to cook a roast with multiple side dishes, without being too large or difficult to build, or too slow to fire. The trade-offs between the two oven styles is described below, and will help you decide which oven to build."

Low Vault

High Vault


(M) Is this new orientation "simpler than possible" ?



P.S. Because this references one of my photos, I decided to leave this question in the Photos Forum.

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