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Old 06-30-2010, 07:43 PM
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I measured my door the other day, its 17.5" wide.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:00 AM
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Maybe it is just what looks good. I built a 60" inch oven and figured that a geodesic dome that size would be way too high. I'm not sure why, but I did. So I decided to flatten out the dome and make the center of the dome 45 cm or 17 3/4". That's what looked good on my template. So my h/d=.295 just by chance, knowing nothing about Fibonacci Sequences or anything. I am very happy with the oven. From what they say, a low dome oven is good for cooking pizza. Is it better than a geodesic shape? I don't know, this is the only WFO in which I have cooked. But if the great Leonardo DiVinci had anything to do with it, I'm in on that. That columns/arch combination is very common in roman architecture so I suspect they also used it in their ovens.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:00 AM
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My oven dome is flat on top. It goes up about 9" on the side and then curves a little to a flat dome.
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:17 AM
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It would seem I could have gone quite a bit lower. That will have to wait for David's WFO#2. Compromises, compromises
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:43 AM
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How is the oven coming along? I want to see how that thing bakes, should be good.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:18 AM
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Unfortunately, progress was held up for a weekend. I was planning on picking up more mortar this past Saturday only to drive to Progressive Brick and find they were closed on the holiday weekend . I did layout the remaining bricks to get them cut and ready for when I had mortar again. Rest of the dome work should be a breeze. Sooooo... I am now looking good to finish the dome this weekend then let it sit for week before beginning the drying/curing process. Really looking forward to the first pie!
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:38 AM
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A quick pick of the finished dome, YAH!
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:50 AM
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Cool !!! Now for curing. I am interested in seeing how well it vents and holds heat. I am considering this design myself at this point.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:15 PM
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Hows the oven coming along? You do a first firing yet?
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:48 PM
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Yes, well curing fires. This past weekend was the first time with wood (had been using charcoal). Had a bit of a smokey mess on my hands but did some inquiring here and feel good about getting a low smoke fire going this weekend. I think I will be at full temps soon but this coming weekend will also be the first I have bothered to check the temp.

I'll post some more pics when I get the vent and flue attached.
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