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boylanta 02-01-2013 06:22 AM

My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
Photos of my 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio.
This turned into a really enjoyable lifetime achievement for me.

Began digging foundation: 3/28/12
Hearth complete: 4/26/12
Dome & vent complete, ready for oven curing: 6/23/12
Curing complete, ready to cook: 7/16/12
Completed: 7/25/12

Summary:
-I spent a couple months using the Forno Bravo "Pompeii Oven Plans Version 2.0" .PDF & this forum to plan the build. This time was spent determine factors such as:
-----Oven floor height. (settled on ~44.75" from the ground, based on a comfortable height for me to use oven tools)
-----Oven landing & vent landing sizes
-----Flared (much more aesthetically pleasing) vent landing or straight (much easier) vent landing.
-----FB Board insulation or insulated concrete hearth.
-----Creating the inner arch out of firebrick (much more aesthetically pleasing) or steel reinforced straight inner arch (much easier).
-----Placing the first chain on top of the floor, or having the floor sit inside of the first chain.
-----Figuring out how to cut an angle & bevel on the dome bricks for a tighter joint fit (see thread for details).

-I went w/ a 5" concrete hearth w/ 2" FB Board as insulation between the oven floor & the concrete hearth. I spent a lot of time making sure the FB Board did not get wet. If I do another build, I think I'll go w/ the insulated concrete hearth method to avoid having to worry about this during the entire build.

-The floor is a herringbone pattern that lies inside of the outer half soldier first chain.

-The dome bricks were each cut w/ an angle & bevel to ensure the smallest mortar joint on the inside of the oven. Details of how this was done can be found in this thread. This appears very complicated, but w/ the right jigs goes very smoothly.

-I flared the vent landing slightly to allow for easier access to the entire dome interior. I'm glad I did this, but it certainly complicated the angles when constructing the vent landing and outer arch.

-I used the FB Blanket as insulation wrapping around the dome. I then filled the dome void w/ Perlite to further insulate the structure.

-Roof pitch I used is 8.5/12, I've had many questions on this, so I thought I would add it to the summary.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...be_happier.jpg
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Link to my build - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ast-18900.html

Gulf 02-02-2013 06:14 AM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
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I chased this great pic from the photogallery back to you!
Now that is a beautiful scene :).
Edit: Is that the neighbors oven in the background, or do you have 2 pizza ovens :confused:

V-wiz 02-02-2013 06:54 AM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
That is nice... I think its a fireplace.

Gulf 02-02-2013 07:18 AM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V-wiz (Post 144909)
That is nice... I think its a fireplace.

I believe you are right on that. I took a second look with a magnified screen.

boylanta 02-02-2013 02:33 PM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
Gulf, thanks for the compliments on the oven.
You're correct, the one in the background is the neighbor's firepit.

I'll get the build pics up here soon.
Tks again!

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Todd

Link to my build - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ast-18900.html

Gulf 02-02-2013 05:18 PM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boylanta (Post 144940)
Gulf, thanks for the compliments on the oven.
You're correct, the one in the background is the neighbor's firepit.

I'll get the build pics up here soon.
Tks again!

Looking forward to the pics. This looks like a very fine build! I would have loved to have followed it from start to finish, but a recap will do :).

boylanta 02-03-2013 02:50 PM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
001 - Foundation & oven base almost complete.

I didn't do a good job taking pics before this, but plenty during the rest of the build.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...e_complete.JPG
4/4/12

__________________
Todd

Link to my build - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ast-18900.html

boylanta 02-03-2013 02:57 PM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
002 - Foundation & oven base complete.
Hearth framing started.
Leveling & shimming 2X4's for hearth platform.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...th_framing.JPG
4/13/12

__________________
Todd

Link to my build - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ast-18900.html

boylanta 02-03-2013 03:19 PM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
004 - Hearth framing

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...th_framing.JPG
4/14/12

__________________
Todd

Link to my build - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ast-18900.html

boylanta 02-03-2013 03:25 PM

Re: My 42" Pompeii Oven build, Northeast Ohio
 
005 - Hearth framing.
Vertical rebar reinforcing cinder block walls.
Rebar (8" on center) reinforcing hearth, centered on hearth thickness.


http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/phot...th_pouring.JPG
4/14/12

__________________
Todd

Link to my build - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ast-18900.html


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