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Aussie Pete 01-15-2012 03:12 AM

Hi all from Aussie
G'day everyone, (good day for non-aussies :D),
i have just joined up and cant wait to explore this Forno pizza oven forum. I live on the gold coast (east coast of Aus) & am currently in the middle of building my very own pizza oven.
My oven is a mould type of oven, (is this what they call a Pompeii style oven?),with 3" fire brick flooring and surrounds. Currently i have built the base and i'm in the middle of laying the top of the bench down with tiles, ready for the oven to be built. I dont have any photos as yet, but i know its nice to see what other people are doing, so i will get some pics on here as soon as i can work out how to get them on here.
I have helped my father in-law build a mould type of oven before, so i am aware of the basic idea and build method of the oven, its just all the not so common things to know about building your own oven that i need to study on.
With me now joining up with you guys, this will give me lots to read and hopefully answers answered.
I know there is some other Aussies here on this site, if there is anyone that is interested, i would love for others to come see my oven and give any pointers if i'm doing anything wrong, and would also love to see their oven in action.
I cant wait to look at other peoples ovens, and their build techniques and ideas.
theres a lot (a real lot) i've got to learn, and hopefully i can learn enough and get as much information from you guys before i stuff my very first oven up.
As a new comer, you always have so much to ask and so much to learn, i just hope if i do ask anything i dont ask stupid questions, or questions that have been answered 1000 times before.
So thats me in a nutshell, keen to listen, keen to learn, let the pizza building begin :D

Aiden8100 01-24-2012 02:58 AM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
Hi,i'm Aiden and just joined today to this forum.One of my friend tell me about this site.I seen some interesting threads and posts so I thought I would sign up...Looking forward to learning and sharing from the community.

Aussie Pete 01-26-2012 12:45 AM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
Hi Aiden, i'm very new also, i've been frantically searching & re-searching oven material, and i can tell you, there is more than enough information here to build any type of structure you desire.
Everyones helpful, and informative and best of all...its all free.
Have you started your oven, or just doing some ground work first.
what kind of oven would you like to build?
I cant personally give you too much info, because i'm only just starting to build my first oven myself.
When you do start your oven, it would be nice to show everyone a build log with photos. you'll probably get some great advice as you go that you may not of thought of before starting.

Aussie pete

nissanneill 01-26-2012 01:44 AM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
Hi Pete and welcome aboard.
You're right, I have a list making you the 250th Aussie who have contributed to this forum since I became a member.
There is a wealth of information,some conflicting but be careful not to get "information overload". Read and absorb, use the search button for your more specifics as your query more than likely has been addressed before, sometimes often and other members are reluctant to repeat and go over old information. Seek out a few builders and read their build(s), email them direct (through their detailed page) and by all means ask questions BUT get those pictures up.



Aussie Pete 01-26-2012 02:11 AM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
thanks Neill, i might just have to put the "250th" status under each of my posts, (as a signature) that is a worthy piece of information there....:D. ( do i do that? :confused:)
I agree with you that there is a multitude of usefull information, but i also need to be careful not to upset people by asking questions that have been answered 1000 times before. Emailing direct could be a good idea. (note to as much as possible to avoid upsetting to many people):D
Anyway, thanks again Neill, i will now go and have a look at your oven.
I will put up some pics of my build as soon as i can get my camera working.

Aussie pete

Aussie Pete 01-26-2012 02:21 AM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
:D just thought i would show you all my new signature..."i worked it out :p"

nissanneill 01-26-2012 03:53 AM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
It looks like you are finding your way around this great forum with ease.


barhen 01-26-2012 03:14 PM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
Hi Number 250 welcome aboad, one thing you will never be on this forum is just a number everyone is so helpful just like 1 big family so welcome brother. Enjoy
Ps I,m in Perth

Aussie Pete 01-26-2012 04:05 PM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
Hi Barhen, thanks for that.

Moley 01-26-2012 06:43 PM

Re: Hi all from Aussie
Yes, a big welcome from Tassie. The forum is full of interesting and helpful advice. Remember there are no such things as dumb questions.

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