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Old 09-04-2013, 07:50 AM
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I would move my inner arch about 1 inch further back. And I would make the floor about 2 inches higher. Other than that probably nothing!
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:10 PM
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Make my yard bigger

So i could do what Benguilford suggested having the hearth slab and oven floor all at the same height with a small landing at front of decorative arch. Alas room did not permit.

Why!!!!!! because that looks so damn pretty.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:13 PM
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Home brew, no soldier coarse (lower dome), more insulation (> 2.5").
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:00 AM
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Take a bit more time on the wire supporting the stucco to get a more consistent finish/curve in the final dome shape.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:48 AM
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I would make a smaller and lower dome. I find my 40inch to be huge and more than i need. I also would probably cure the oven with insulation on, i cured it without so i could find and repair cracks.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:53 PM
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Gudday
Spent a delightfully time yesterday afternoon restocking the stowage in the oven stand. Did manage to finally remove the orange and lemon that had been entombed at the back forever and into the ready use stowage.
To get the wood in there and out there's only one way to do it and that's to crawl.... And bark your back on the entrance.
If I were to build again I build a H shape so that I get two shallow bays and build the entrance ways higher.

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Old 09-07-2013, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: If you had the chance to rebuild your oven, what would you change?

listened to gulf on how "epic" this build may be. it is a lot larger (diameter) than i had imagined. i would have built it smaller and thought more about the final outcome, as to the final diameter. i guess i need to post some recent pics on the build.....although i am still a little shy about the final outcome. i would have built the diameter a little smaller....39 inch down to perhaps 36 inch.

my next oven at my fiance's forest property will be in the 34" to 36" diameter range.
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Old 09-08-2013, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: If you had the chance to rebuild your oven, what would you change?

I'm trying to do research on an oven build. what height would you go? or how high is yours now? I should change this a little, it didn't appear where i thought it would in the thread... I was meaning the height of the oven floor. is there a rule like waist or higher or not? i didn't see it in the plans but might have missed.

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Old 09-10-2013, 03:03 AM
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I'm trying to do research on an oven build. what height would you go? or how high is yours now?
Pizzalover4ever,

A good start on your research is to download the free plans here:
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I would make a smaller and lower dome. I find my 40inch to be huge and more than i need. I also would probably cure the oven with insulation on, i cured it without so i could find and repair cracks.
V-wiz,

I'm getting ready to cure now, and was thinking the same thing, not sure which way, on or off. What is the main reason for your conclusion?
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:44 PM
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Default Re: If you had the chance to rebuild your oven, what would you change?

Sorry for the late response. People say that when you have the insulation on the heat transfers more evenly, therefore less chance of heat spots = cracks.
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