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Old 01-05-2009, 06:57 PM
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Les,
Are you kidding me. That is crazy that you came across that oven. That is really cool. I can't wait to find out how old it is.

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Old 01-05-2009, 08:32 PM
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Hey Les,
your time and effort on this oven is appreciated, so when/if you can find and get information from the historian, can you determine whether or not the bricks are fire bricks (which for it's age I doubt whether the technology was that far advanced then) or common solid reds?
The inside of the oven looks to be in incredible condition with no apparent spalling or cracking.
This oven might put to bed once and for all that a good oven does not necessarily need to be built out of (what are expensive or unobtainable in some areas) fire bricks.

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Old 01-05-2009, 09:18 PM
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I'm waiting for Les to clean that puppy out, throw in some wood, and give it a whirl
Might want to take a whole truckload of wood with you...looks like an all day fire

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Old 01-05-2009, 09:27 PM
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Looks like the tender is already there....
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This oven might put to bed once and for all that a good oven does not necessarily need to be built out of (what are expensive or unobtainable in some areas) fire bricks.
There are lots of ovens made out of other materials but the firebrick is great for longevity. Clay bricks and various mixtures of clay bricks work. The 200 year old Sagunto oven was thin red clay bricks done on their side...note post.
That was also one big oven with a low dome! You can see the bricks in the pics

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...oven-1659.html (The Sagunto Oven)

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...oven-1445.html (200 year old oven)
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