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Old 01-22-2012, 12:51 AM
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panchgani is is at an altitude of 4200 feet above sea level, my restaurant is a further 7 km from panchgani and a few hundred feet higher , the current day time temps here are 22-25 Celsius and night time temps are a low 5-8 Celsius the current humidity is at about 58% .
i do plan to keep the oven unfired for few days till i get the whole insulation and the doors done.
with your suggestions i did end up with only one opaning and a large vent a inch ahead of the door. the inner vent dimensions are 19x7 inches , the chimney height is planned at 15 feet above the cooking floor.
here are a few pictures from day 3 that's today as i am working.
ill add some more pictures of work done by the end of the day in a few hours
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:19 AM
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Your new oven looks divine, Im sure you will get many happy years from it.

It reminds me of my build, only much bigger......
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:55 AM
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Your oven looks terrific. What is the purpose of the pipes on the inside, are they extra air inlets or provision for gas burners?
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:50 AM
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Your oven looks terrific. What is the purpose of the pipes on the inside, are they extra air inlets or provision for gas burners?
U are rite the are provisions for possible future use of gas as our restaurant is in the middle of a reserve forest and an ecosensitive zone, and if tomorrow regulations are tightened against burning wood .
Only two will be used for gas . One wool be used for light and one for an additional temp sensor
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:45 AM
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as promised here are a couple of pics from the evening we completed closing the rear side and also closed up the front we also started making a form for the chimney to make my life easier . ive made the form out of steel and will keep it in place and let it rot over time .
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:13 AM
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day four and we finished the everything i can do rite now , i am awaiting the pipes for the chimney which should be here in a few days and the blanket which should be here in a couple of days.
here are a few pictures of the day today, we finished the chimney base on which the pipes will rest, i plan on them being 10 feet high form the top of the bricks which will make them of a total of 15 feet high from the cooking floor
we also did a small pooja (prayer )and asked for blessings , this in generally done for all new machines and equipments we make or acquire
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:23 AM
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i also did a small test fire which i had to put out after a few minutes as i could see some condensation on the sill just before the vent hood,
but loved the way the vent was drawing up the smoke, just about no smoke was coming back out from the decorative arch.
in the background you see some of my staff who were all very excited with their new oven.
now i need to clean up the extra mortar and coat the whole dome on the outside with thermoset which will plug up any leaks if any and then i will start the insulation work on .
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:02 AM
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love how this build is looking, at first i thought the front opening was going to be way too small, but looking at it now with you in the picture, it looks really good.
Keep pics coming....(oh yeh, great work)

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:57 PM
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I know it is more difficult to build, but the kiln builders bible "Kilns" by Daniel Rhodes says vaulted kilns of this configuration should have their end walls inside the vault, unless they have steel bracing to prevent the end walls having a tendency to fall outwards. I know this is not a kiln and therefore not subject to the higher temperatures and stresses of a kiln, but are you planning on having any steel bracing to avert this possibility? The length of your vault looks like about
3 m, with thermal expansion of around 0.5% this would be about 25mm of expansion pushing on the end walls.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:07 PM
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1 strover any more pics of the progress in the build?
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