Go Back   Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community > Good Background Information > Introductions

Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-13-2012, 03:03 PM
WJW WJW is offline
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 367
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Are your hearthbricks and the walls isolated from the concrete stand by insulation?

If not, I think you are going to find that the concrete stand acts like a giant heatsink sucking heat energy from your oven to the stand and ground. As a general rule you want to isolate the oven from anything which is going to conduct heat away from it.

If you have the floor sitting on top of insulation, but the walls are connected to the concrete stand, you are better off that no insulation, but I'd think that you'll still lose a lot of heat from the walls into the stand.

If I'm wrong about how you have it set up, I apologize as it's a bit hard to tell from the pic.

Bill

Edit: Whoops. Just re-read the thread. Never mind..

Last edited by WJW; 04-13-2012 at 03:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-14-2012, 02:32 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Franklin, Kentucky
Posts: 15
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Quote:
Originally Posted by buckeyebreadman View Post
Lookin' Good John!

another oven building sailor, I see?
Arrg, matie
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-15-2012, 06:25 AM
Serf
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Franklin, Kentucky
Posts: 15
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Saturdays progress still without a form. Going around the arch is today's mission. Had a wood fired pizza at Bosco's last night in Nashville along with a find IPA. They let me go in back and check out the ovens. Big cast deals imported from Italy.
Attached Thumbnails
New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-pizza-oven-1-001.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-15-2012, 02:46 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Franklin, Kentucky
Posts: 15
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Sunday progress was great. Got the outer arch and transition done. Yippe. Still doing without forms. I figure if anyone checks for perfect round they won't get pizza.
Attached Thumbnails
New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-oven-3-001.jpg   New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-003.jpg   New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-004.jpg   New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-005.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-15-2012, 10:44 PM
WJW WJW is offline
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 367
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Looking great. Fantastic brick work.!

Bill
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-22-2012, 02:55 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Franklin, Kentucky
Posts: 15
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Got the dome done today. Went for a cold wet sail on Saturday.
Attached Thumbnails
New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-003.jpg   New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-006.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-23-2012, 07:20 AM
Laborer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 96
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Very nice build. I was just the opposite of you, was going to build one from the plans on this site, then found the barrel style and like it a little better. I think either style cooks well and are both versitile.
You are moving right along with your build and I look forward to seeing the finished oven.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Franklin, Kentucky
Posts: 15
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Took the day off to make some more progress. Going to let it rest for a couple of weeks and going to start curing out with fire on May 4. Hope to be eating my first pizza on Sunday.
Attached Thumbnails
New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-006.jpg   New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-005.jpg   New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-007.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-27-2012, 01:21 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Franklin, Kentucky
Posts: 15
Default New Pizza oven is ready to fire.

Took another day off to get this oven ready to fire next weekend.
Attached Thumbnails
New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-new-again-001.jpg   New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-new-again-006.jpg   New pizza oven in Franklin, KY-new-again-004.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-28-2012, 10:33 AM
Xene's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 123
Default Re: New pizza oven in Franklin, KY

Wow, I'm in awe of your oven John! Hope I can post pictures half as impressive as I get going on mine. I'm just at the pouring the hearth stage, can't wait to get to building the dome. Your pictures are certainly inspiring!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why Italian Wood-Fired Ovens are Round james Newbie Forum 50 04-01-2014 09:14 PM
Tuscan and Naples designs james Pompeii Oven Construction 5 09-11-2011 04:53 PM
GLUTEN FREE Pizza Recipe mrsleep99 Pizza 6 07-26-2011 03:26 AM
Breakfast Pizzas, Pizza in a Home Oven, Perfect Pizza? FornoBravoNews New on Pizza Quest 0 06-07-2011 02:36 PM
Why we did the Pompeii Oven james Introductions 0 03-21-2005 03:48 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC