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tazplas 07-06-2008 12:06 AM

Well, another one from Downunder. Hobart, Tasmania.

House extensions happening soon and the plan is to build a WFO upon completion. Came across this site and it would seem that this is the place to be.

Interested on a Pompei style oven but i am very keen on tapered cutting of the bricks to reduce the mortar etc. I like the finish as well.

Anyway, good to be in the company of knowledgeable people.



CajunKnight 07-06-2008 02:05 AM

Re: Gidday
Welcome to the forum. You will find a vast amount of knowledge here that you can make use of. Sounds like you already have a plan and just need to make it happen. Enjoy the site and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

nissanneill 07-06-2008 05:21 AM

Re: Gidday
Yeh Steve, welcome aboard.
You might like to check out Hendo's oven. Paul died earlier this year and I have committed to complete it with his brichie for his family to use.
Paul used the taperred bricks and was fastideous in cutting them to fit but never got it completed. You can view it at:

My 40" Pompeii was made with second hand fire bricks and the full build with explanations and pics is at:

You will find a multitude of information in this form, the biggest problem is sifting through some of it (as you will never be able to read and comprehend all of it), and making the right decission.

Good luck.


tazplas 07-06-2008 05:28 AM

Re: Gidday
Sounds awesome.

Thanks for the support and the welcome.

It would seem that this forum is a bit like the BMW one i belong to (i ride a '02 R1150RT), heaps of people out there ready to help.

Once again, many thanks for the welcome


talisker63 07-07-2008 05:10 AM

Re: Gidday
Welcome Steve,

I am in Melbourne, I have far less patience than these good folk so I built the easier oven :-( But if you have the time and the skills the dome looks like the way to go.



toyota08 07-26-2008 01:45 AM

Re: Gidday
Hi all great post even greater ovens i live down in melbourne,
have been in new house couple of years need to build some thing
better than the old jackaroo barbie has anyone buils one of those
clay style ovens like on Better homes gardens?and can any aussie tell me
approx cost of their pompeii oven. Cheers Peter

nissanneill 07-26-2008 04:09 AM

Re: Gidday
This topic came up a few months/weeks ago, see:'t waste your time. read the posts.
Living in Melbourne, yu are not far from the biggest supplier of refactory bricks and ebay often has fire bricks in Melbourne up for grabs.
You should be able to build a damn good oven using secondhand bricks/cement blocks for between $1000 mand $1500 all up, or if you want to go full on, then nearer or over $10 000.
Mine owes me $1200 and that is with thermocouples, cast doors, stainless chimney and a host of other goodies.
See it at:

and follow the links to the different threads.


toyota08 07-30-2008 12:34 AM

Re: Gidday
Thanks Neill will read my head off nice job by the way.
Peter :)

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