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samuraistu 04-26-2011 06:17 PM

Hello from Japan
Hi all,

After years of being not happy with my home oven pizza results I finally turned to the internet to find out why and luckily stumbled upon Since then I have downloaded the free plans and started work on my own 36" oven but now I need some assistance.

The only blocks I could find in Japan were 39cmx19cmx10cm so they are not so wide and after building I'm a little worried that the wall will not be strong enough to support the concrete hearth....Anybody care to share their opinion?



Here is the link to my gallery

azpizzanut 04-26-2011 06:34 PM

Re: Hello from Japan
Hello Sam,

Do you have regular size firebricks for the oven? There are professional brick layers and concrete/cement experts on this forum who will get you cooking without too much difficulty.


azpizzanut 04-26-2011 06:55 PM

Re: Hello from Japan

Your bricks are ok. They are actually about right for a base. Please send photos of your construction plans and progress.


Laurentius 04-26-2011 10:50 PM

Re: Hello from Japan
Hi Samuraistu,

The blocks used here are fine. The Japanese building code requires that the blocks are mortared and Re-bared, the block are designed with channels for the Re-bar. I completed my oven a few months ago, you can view it under(Pompeii in Japan). You can also find the large blocks at your local Komeri home center.

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