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Old 07-19-2011, 09:07 AM
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The I-Tool is for a standard Pompeii fixed. As for brick cutting, it's up to you how far you want to push the brick fitting. Some cut the bricks in half and let the mortar fill the gaps, some, like myself, cut each brick to fit and minimize the mortar. It's all up to you how far you want to go. In the end they all work as long as you pay attention to the basics like dome to entrance height and insulation.

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Old 07-20-2011, 02:00 AM
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In the end they all work as long as you pay attention to the basics like dome to entrance height and insulation.
Where can I find the information about the 'basics' quoted above? I'd like to give a proper dome a go, and would like to know the things I must know for it to have a chance, and the things I could do to get the best dome possible.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:17 AM
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The V.2.0 plans are located on page
eBooks & CD ROMs :: Forno Bravo Store
Additional retrospective recomended change information is at
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/r...nges-1709.html (Recommended changes)

Read the plans first and then go through the "recomended changes" thread.

We're here for any questions but these resources will go a long way.

Sincerely

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Old 07-20-2011, 07:14 PM
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Hi Alexi

Photo attached shows the unit I have built for the oven I just completed. 42" internal diam and about 20 inch inside height.

I will try and answer a few of your questions the best I can from my experience with these units. This is the second one I have built.

First of there are two pivot points........one that spins side to side (the pivot point that is in the very center of the cook floor) and also the picot point that spins up and down (on my photo here its the hinge pin located just outbound from the center spinning pivot. This one that lets the arm move up and down is the one that will make the height of your dome different than the radius of cook floor if your up and down pivot is located outbound from the center of cook floor pivot. What I have just said is hard to explain for me but it is what happens.

Second thing I can mention on mine I ended up making it adjustable as for some reason as I got higher up in the dome it wanted to be slightly (like 1/16th " smaller in radius for each course for the bottom of one course to line up smoothly with the top of the course below it.

Sorry if this is confusing but it is hard to describe in writing for me. Good luck and I hope this helps. If you have nothing but time on your hands check out the build I just did (link below) and it shows this unit in action.

Wayne
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:09 PM
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Second thing I can mention on mine I ended up making it adjustable as for some reason as I got higher up in the dome it wanted to be slightly (like 1/16th " smaller in radius for each course for the bottom of one course to line up smoothly with the top of the course below it.

Wayne
Wayne, I think you must have not cut your the top or bottom angle on the brick chains that would account tor the 16th inch change in top and bottom of the brick because the top of your tool only aligns with the top of the brick and not top of the previous chain of bricks that the brick will be sitting on. This causes the brick to appear to be a larger radius on the bottom as compared to the top and makes you want to adjust each chain to fit by decreasing the radius as you go up.

It is just a geometry thing.

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Old 07-21-2011, 03:45 AM
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SCChris: Thanks that's what I needed. Not sure how I can have missed that before. That will get me on my way!
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:45 PM
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Alexi,

Your assumption is correct, if you are doing a high dome the radius of the oven is the height of the dome. You will want a little adjustment in the tool though; the dome won't be totally perfect and it is nice to be able to back the tool off to get it out of a tight spot without knocking your newly set bricks. I used all thread with a turn buckle for mine and it worked nicely.

Good luck,

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