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sukesh.ananth 02-09-2010 08:42 AM

Pompeii in India

I'm looking to build a Pompeii brick oven. As of now, all I know is that I would like to have a brick oven in which I can cook about 3 pizzas at a time. I have read quite a few posts on the forum. But for the life of me, I couldnt understand the finer details of the plan.

I intend to document and photograph the construction of the oven extensively.


DrakeRemoray 02-09-2010 05:05 PM

Re: Pompeii in India
You need to download the free plans from the Forno Bravo store...that will help clear up the details. Also, usually you do not need to cook 3 pizzas at one time, as the cook very quickly. You would need at least two people to run an oven cooking 3 pizzas at the same time, one to make pizzas and one to cook them!


sukesh.ananth 02-09-2010 06:09 PM

Re: Pompeii in India
Thanks for the usability suggestion Drake. So, I would need a smaller oven after all. I'll look for plans in the FB Store.

Thanks again!

sukesh.ananth 02-09-2010 06:16 PM

Re: Pompeii in India
Just visited the store page. I need to have an address in the US or Canada so that I can register at the store and then download the pdf.

Is there any other way I can download the pdf?


stonejohn 02-09-2010 06:26 PM

Re: Pompeii in India
Lots of great info right here, Download the plans for free. I'm not the most experienced builder but if I can offer any help let me know. I interested in building a tandoor, any experience with those? Thanks

sukesh.ananth 02-09-2010 06:34 PM

Re: Pompeii in India
John, I can ask some of the artisans here and send you information to build a tandoor. I will also send you pictures. Will that help? Are you looking for specific information?

marklewis 03-28-2010 05:30 PM

Re: Pompeii in India
Where are you in India? I've been through Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta and have been to Imphal (Manipur) twice for 2 weeks each trip.

You can build a very cheap oven from clay/cob. I recommend it since you will learn much and have a workable oven for very cheap. From the lessons learned you can better decide how big a fire-brick oven you will later want to build (if you ever need another!) In imphal, I saw much red clay sand/dirt that should be excellent for making a cob/clay oven. As you know many houses are built from cob in your area and there would be much expertise utilzing the same info for a Wood Fired Oven (WFO).

Check out the thread for my clay oven build & let me know what you think.

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