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Old 01-07-2012, 02:05 AM
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Well mate, it's bucketting down right now so good luck.
Ha - yes - I was outside in that downpour, reminded me a bit of blighty (England for the non poms ). I could say I miss the weather from back home, but I'd be lying of course

Thanks for the tip on checking the bricks, I've already used a lot of them for pavers in and around where the oven will be built and did notice that some are crumbly, I will be sure to check them before I use them.

Took some dimensions down, will sit down later and see if I can draw up a bit of a layout.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:50 AM
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Planning is the key to success!
The more you do, the better and easier the task(s) become.
I had a neighbour who without my knowledge built a Pompeii with cement bricks. When I inspected the oven, which was about to be insulated, I advised him to demolish it and rebuild, which he did and now enjoys the outcomes of his pride and joy. See:

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...vers-8636.html (Pompeii made with cement pavers)

The best advantage of this and other reputuble forums is that if you ask questions, you will get often different and sometime complementary information, but those with the knowledge will chime in and get you back on track with logical and realistic reasons. Just be careful that you don't get information overload.

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I've already used a lot of them for pavers in and around where the oven will be built and did notice that some are crumbly, I will be sure to check them before I use them.
The solid clay pavers are fired at 1200˚C and cost around 80c - $1 each, I would play safe as you only need around 160 for a 40" Pompeii dome, Cheap insurance for a sucessful project. You will only get your oven to around 500˚C and then cook your pizzas in under a minute, so they only get to half their manufacturing temperatures and less likely to spall. Russell has proved that with his ovens which were used commercially.

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Old 01-07-2012, 06:06 AM
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Planning is the key to success!
Couldn't agree more.

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The solid clay pavers are fired at 1200˚C and cost around 80c - $1 each, I would play safe as you only need around 160 for a 40" Pompeii dome, Cheap insurance for a sucessful project.
I must admit at that price I am tempted to buy new, but think I will sort through what I already have and see what's good. I'm pretty sure that there will be enough serviceable bricks there to use. Plus I need to clear them out and the plan was always to use them in the oven build, that and recycling is good for my karma.

Will keep you posted of the progress.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:41 AM
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Decided to start a build thread.

You can view it here - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f51/...tml#post125398 (Adelaide WFO Build)
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