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Old 05-20-2010, 07:04 PM
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Thanks again for the kind words. Hello, again, Splatgirl!

First curing fire next Friday!
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:17 AM
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Yikes. 2.88 IS a lot. I think I paid closer to $2 from them, and yea, that's what I used for the floor, too. Did not know about or think to inquire on the 12x12. How about soapstone for the floor? There are a couple of active threads about it if you poke around a bit.
Don't worry, It'll be worth it regardless. Best project ever.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:04 AM
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First fire! Actually prior to this post, there have now been three curing fires. The vent and arch work beautifully. One large, full-thickness crack evolved from the soldiers to nearly the keystone of the cupola. Plan to repair this today and then proceed with curing process. I can taste them pizzas....
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:38 AM
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Crack repaired. Am letting the mortar in the crack air dry for a day, then back to gentle curing. My oven now has instant character, even before the first pizza!
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:57 PM
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The trim work is not finished, but it's a fully functional indoor pizza-making battle station.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:01 PM
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Well, from what I can see, so far so good on the finishing. Please, more photos when it's ready for it's beauty shots!
How is it working WRT smoke/air intake, etc.? Does it heat up your house much?
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:05 AM
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Thanks Splatgirl! It does heat up the house just a little, but not too much that it would be uncomfortable to use in summer. The air intake works perfectly, without the originally planned side vents. (I fired it a few times before enclosing the wall, and discovered they weren't necessary.) The venting also works perfectly. It has great draw, and absolutely no smoke makes it an inch forward the flue into the arch. The arch is a triple curve, almost kind of an igloo in itself. I don't need an exhaust fan. Very pleased. Beauty shots in a few weeks when the trim is finished! Cheers!

Have you used yours a lot this summer?

Eric
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:45 PM
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Thanks Splatgirl! It does heat up the house just a little, but not too much that it would be uncomfortable to use in summer. The air intake works perfectly, without the originally planned side vents. (I fired it a few times before enclosing the wall, and discovered they weren't necessary.) The venting also works perfectly. It has great draw, and absolutely no smoke makes it an inch forward the flue into the arch. The arch is a triple curve, almost kind of an igloo in itself. I don't need an exhaust fan. Very pleased. Beauty shots in a few weeks when the trim is finished! Cheers!

Have you used yours a lot this summer?

Eric
Eric, it has now been over a year since you promised some beauty shots...

Please let us have a look at one of the most interesting ovens out there.

Chip
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:26 PM
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Yes I am also very interested in seeing some beauty shots of the oven.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:44 PM
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Yeah I would love to see the final result, and how doesn't affect the temp in the house when in use.
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