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MumsOven 01-01-2009 01:35 AM

Another Aussie Builder
G'day Oven Builders,
I've been viewing this forum for quite some time and I have to say the enthusiasm of all contributors is amazing. I have started my oven at long last, a 42" Pompeii. I have attached a few pictures from the start to where I am now.

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nissanneill 01-10-2009 01:31 AM

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Hi and welcome aboard.
By what name do we use, or just MumsOven?
Great to see another Aussie on board increasing our numbers to an all time high. There are quite a few other in Melbourne building at the moment so you are not alone! I have 6 in Melbourne and 2 in Ballarat on my listing.
Good to see that you have made your decisions and well under way with your build.
You will find that the oven will lead to an out door kitchen and a host of specialty baking exercises. All fun and great experience.
Keep the pics coming along with any queries that may arise.



MumsOven 01-11-2009 12:33 AM

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Hi Neill

Thanks for the warm welcome :)

Now that I have started actually building the oven on the hearth I find myself continually monitoring this site for advice.

I have now laid my calsil boards 1 x 25mm layer + 1 x 40mm layer - hopefully 65mm will be O.K.

Had a spot of bother with the fireclay/sand mix drying too quick under the oven floor bricks, however I eventually worked out just use more water. Will be finalizing the floor next week and start on the soldier course.

Will probably leave a 2mm gap between the floor & soldier course for expansion as this seems to be the general consensus from other builders.

Attached a pic of floor & Preliminary dome setup

nissanneill 01-11-2009 01:27 AM

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Lookin' good Mike!
Are you going to leave a return for a door to seal against the dome/oven opening? It might be a good idea to make the seal easy and good for baking.
Those tapered bricks sure do make it easy to build a quick dome.
I recon that I could build my dome in ONE DAY with those, whereas using the secondhand rectangular bricks took me 2days to build.



BuddyHawk 01-24-2009 09:06 PM

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Good afternoon Mike & Neil

I'm Rob and after much deliberation have decided to go down the wood oven path. It's a warm day in Melbourne, but I have cleared the site and spent most of the day surfing the web for local suppliers of materials. I have down-loaded most of this site as well !

If either of you have any suggestions regarding local suppliersof fire bricks, casil boards etc, I would be truly appreciated.

FYI - we live eastern suburbs of Melbourne, near the beginning of Citlink

Regards to all


Johnny the oven man 01-26-2009 01:43 PM

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Try me for prices. We are in mulgrave , Phone 95604477 and ask for Johnny the oven man. Have all the materials you require.

nissanneill 01-27-2009 03:34 AM

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Hi Rob and I welcome yet another Aussie aboard.
talking about warm days in Melbourne, it was 43.2˚C here today and well in excess of 40˚C all week!
I have 9 other Melbournians on the forum and a couple in Ballarat so you're not far from assistance.
Shop around, there are often firebricks in Melbourne on ebay, you can spend a small fortune or build a budget oven that works great for a fraction of the price.



MumsOven 02-01-2009 04:26 PM

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Hi Rob

I got my supplies from Johnny the oven man in Mulgrave - They are very helpful

Cliff Rogers 03-05-2009 04:07 AM

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I'm watching closely. :)

MumsOven 03-24-2009 10:05 PM

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Happy to finish the transition & arches

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