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Miasma 06-21-2009 01:13 PM

Hello from Austin.
 
Hello everyone, Found this site while researching WFO's. I am going to be building one for a family member soon, Then hopefully one for me!

Just doing lots of reading right now, The site is full of info! :D

texassourdough 06-21-2009 02:27 PM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
Welcome aboard Ben!

Always good to have another Hill Country WFO! There is a huge amount of good information and lessons of things done right and wrong. And...there are a lot of "from scratch" Pompeii ovens and faster precast ovens!

You have until at least September (and possibly October) before you want to work on this in the heat so take the next couple of months to get organized and "planned".

Where are you located in Austin?

Again...welcome aboard!
Jay

Miasma 06-21-2009 02:38 PM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
After seeing many start to finish build threads(Been reading for 2 days, just registered), I am going to start from scratch and build a 36 inch Pompeii style oven, Most likely igloo style. With a Fire brick wood grill attached.

I am going to do massive planning in the coming months...

There are so many amazing ovens on this site! So much inspiration and ideas.

I am located in northwest Austin, Near Lake Travis.

Thanks for the welcome!

texassourdough 06-21-2009 02:52 PM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
Hi Ben!

My daughter and son-in-law live not too far from you off of Parmer.

Sounds like you have a good plan. 36 inches is about as small as you want to go. As you can see when you scan the site you will probably have a running dialog throughout the construction! I did my WFO with a precast FB oven so I can't help you much with the Pompeii details but I have experience with both the base, igloo covering, and rock.

Look forward to hearing you have broken ground!
Jay

wlively 06-21-2009 06:28 PM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
Howdy and welcome from a fellow Texas builder.

DimTex 07-01-2009 09:50 AM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
Hello Ben,

I am in Austin too. I am just getting started myself. I poured my slab about a month ago and have been letting it cure. I am planning to go out today to buy the supplies for the stand and have them delivered so I can start this weekend.

David

Cypress 07-08-2009 07:28 AM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
Welcome are you in a burn ban now?

DimTex 07-08-2009 07:43 AM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
Yes, I am pretty sure there is a burn ban against open fires

GianniFocaccia 07-08-2009 09:24 AM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
Ben,

Welcome! I just joined and so far have poured the foundations for my outdoor kitchen counter and island. I'm ready to pour my 42" Pompeii foundation any day. I'm not from Texas but from the number of Longhorn coffee cups and t-shirts around the house (the kids swim competively and have been to Grand Prix meets at UT and Texas A&M) you'd think we are.

Besides the large volume of knowledge and experience here, one of the best things I've found is SketchUp. This free downloadable software lets you plan everything out ahead of time so you can maximize space and make design decisions before you ever break ground. It's easy to learn and let's you print out your sketches (plans) with dimensions to take outside and build.

Looking forward to watching your build!

John

Cypress 07-08-2009 11:07 AM

Re: Hello from Austin.
 
Dimtex,
They let your oven go???? The cops stopped by and told me that I needed to not burn. I did not have a cap on so I did not gripe just snuffed it out. But now with the cap I should be good correct???


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