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Salv B 11-17-2008 07:51 PM

Hello from Adelaide
Just a quick note to let you know what a great forum this is and that after reading through the posts for the last few months I have enough confidence and enthusiasm to have a go at building my very own WFO. I hope to get started with the slab in the next few weeks. I became interested in wood ovens a few years ago when I bought the Russel Jeavons book but I just didn't have enough info to give it a go. Fortunately I found this forum which is a treasure trove of advice and ideas. I have been following a number of builds and am amazed at how great the ovens are coming out. Anyway, I will probably have many problems to solve once I get started and will probably be looking for some advice.



staestc 11-18-2008 05:27 PM

Re: Hello from Adelaide
Wow, yet another Aussie and another from Adelaide as well!! Welcome to the forum. There are a ton of folks here to help you with any technical issue or question you might have, and a lot of folks local to you that can help with where to get materials, etc. Very nice to have you here! :D


Salv B 11-19-2008 03:28 AM

Re: Hello from Adelaide
Thanks for the friendly welcome Travis. I am sure I will make frequent use of the expertise on the forum. I haven't ever laid a brick before so I will be doing a lot of learning. I read a lot of threads over the last few months and did notice a number of Adelaide folks on the forum - there must be some strange affinity to wood fired ovens down our way!



christo 11-19-2008 08:24 AM

Re: Hello from Adelaide

We have a lot of representation from Australia and seem to be getting more everyday - No doubt its because building season is ramping up on your hemisphere and ramping down on mine....

Take plenty pics and an occasional movie!!!


aks801 11-19-2008 09:25 AM

Re: Hello from Adelaide
Hey, welcome aboard. I'm a complete Newb here, so I have no "words of wisdom" for you! Best of success with your build, and be sure to post updates!

Salv B 11-20-2008 02:28 AM

Re: Hello from Adelaide
Hey, this forum really is a friendly place to be!

Christo - yep there is not much chance of rain here at the moment, we are going through a fairly severe drought and summer is just round the corner. I'm going to take some time off after christmas to really get the project moving along. I actually cleared the area last weekend and got it ready for the foundation pour. My digital camera is playing up (the battery wont charge) so once that is fixed I'll start taking some pics.

Alan - thanks for the well wishes. I'm sure if youre not hooked yet to start building you soon will be.


nodoubt68 11-20-2008 03:31 AM

Re: Hello from Adelaide
Hi there Salv,
Excited to see another Aussie here. This is a great friendly and knowledgeable site. I have learnt enough now that I feel confident to proceed with the WFO. Mind you I have spent hours and hours reading .....laughing .....and being in awe !!!!!
We were going to try and have the boxing done for the slab this weekend, but this weather is crap ! And it doesn't look like clearing for the weekend either......bugger
Have fun matey and I,ll see you round.

staestc 11-20-2008 02:47 PM

Re: Hello from Adelaide
Salv, if you have not yet figured it out, the "awe" part of what Nodoubt said is an understatement! As you spend more time searching around the forum and looking at what some of these people have done it will just blow you away! :eek::D

Tim F 11-20-2008 08:10 PM

Re: Hello from Adelaide
Hi Salv, if you are looking for insulating blanket or board, castable insulation, loose vermiculite or fireclay you can get them all at Thermal Ceramics in Beverley. They are very helpful too! I think Neil has a bag of fireclay and some firebricks still for sale as well:

nissanneill 11-20-2008 10:19 PM

Re: Hello from Adelaide
Hi Salv,
and like the rest of the respondents, welcome aboard.
Just thinking and I recon that Adelaide hosts at least 9 or more forum members.
We certainly do have an energetic and enthusiastic group either planning to build, building, or like myself completed their Pompeii ovens.
What part of Adelaide do you live?
Please feel free to contact me once you have read my build and plenty of other postings to give you assistance and advice to ensure you will be happy with your build.



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