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Old 03-24-2010, 06:40 PM
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I used the bread builders design also, it works fine but the heat loss is truly there.
My next oven will have the insluation just under the fire brick floor .
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:39 AM
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I built a barrel oven using dome principles. Insulation under the floor and on the sides and top. My oven goes white in about an hour and will hold heat very well. I didn't build it with all the mass of the normal barrel oven (Scott oven). If I want to be efficient, I'll cook pizzas on friday nite, clean the oven and put the door on and bake bread in the morning. Maybe mine is considered a hybrid?
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In my opinion, the "Allan Scott" design is seriously flawed with respect to having the insulation placed under the slab.

It will be nice when that book goes out of print.

Having built both (dome and barrel) , I consider them pretty much equal in complexity/difficulty. Choose the style based on your projected use.

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Out of curiosity, has anyone tried making an elongated dome, basically a dome/barrel hybrid? I haven't seen one but would like the space of a barrel (for suckling pigs, churrascaria skewers, etc.) with the stability and efficiency of a dome.

Then again, I'm completely new to this concept so maybe I've missed that, or it's unnecessarily complicating things. Should I just build a larger dome oven?

Also, does anyone know of a way to have an oven entrance that possibly has a removable portion to allow for larger items, like a suckling pig?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:13 PM
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Rectangular low dome is probably the best compromise between ease of building, flexibility, and efficiency. Round ovens look cool though and make the best use of floor space.
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Wouldn't the roof be harder to build?
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Wouldn't the roof be harder to build?
...for an elliptical oven or the low-roof rectangular oven that was suggested? This will be my first time building an oven. I'm excited about it and open to input. Conceptually, an elongated shape makes sense to me but I'd love advice from more experienced WFO enthusiasts.
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