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readie 04-09-2008 03:53 PM

London UK Oven Project
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Here are the photos of my London Oven Project. The garden is small but we have managed to squeeze in a 100cm internal diameter oven.. The dome was built by a Brazilian friend of mine (seen in the photos) and then another friend of mine finished the insulating/ rendering with lots of help and advice from the forum. I cured it initally with the wood obtained from the petrol stations (a seasoned soft wood) which I further dried in the Aga. This didn't work: lots of smoke, soot and never enough temperature. I then re-read the forum and realized my mistake: I obtained kiln dried hardwood from a London Pizza restaurants supplier and this evening it got up to temperature within 75 minutes! It burnt off all of the soot and is beautiful!

readie 04-09-2008 03:57 PM

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A couple more photos

james 04-09-2008 04:07 PM

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Excellent Readie,

Kilned dried wood in an Aga. You definitely get extra points for trying that. I noticed the white painted brick. Where in London? My wife grew up in Dulwich.


readie 04-09-2008 04:14 PM

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Thanks, yes my wife was a bit surprised to find the Aga full of wood.. I live in Camden. It really is a fantastic website/ resource James, thank you.

Xabia Jim 04-09-2008 10:39 PM

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Nice photos, thanks....and very nice to have such friends.

If I tried to put wood in the aga I'd be sleeping ouside!!

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