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Old 07-08-2011, 02:15 PM
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:19 PM
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Great comparison Dino. Polly, you also have plans here of the dome oven to follow and the indispensable tool make it pretty simple for the novice. Plus all the great advice you can get from this forum. People here have dome ovens that stay hot for days and if baking floor space is an issue, build a bigger one. Get the plans from this site and start reading them. Good luck John
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:27 PM
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My greatest concern for the AS oven is the lack of bonding of the brickwork for the dome roof and back wall, which makes the oven inherently weak and more liable to collapse.
To compensate for the lack of bonding they put great slabs of concrete to buttress up the brickwork.
Plus the seemingly total lack of insulation would concern me, hence the great stack of fire wood.

My oven from cold to pizza temps takes around 1 wheelbarrow full of wood, admittedly it is some of the fiercest burning wood in the world.

Polly pay my return bus fare plus lodgings for a cupla weeks and you too could have an oven like mine.
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Thanks, Dino (and Brickie, again)! you just saved me a ton of time, and tipped the decision for me yet again....
And Brickie: come on over!! Our property is surrounded by those dastardly Eucalyptus trees, (imported here long ago on some wild misbegotten scheme) so you'll feel right at home.

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