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Old 09-08-2009, 09:27 AM
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we are building the pizza "ball" at my mother in laws property (the compound).
the smoker was built by my brother in law, we have been cooking pizza in it.
the first picture is the ball mocked up to test the location, the last picture is
what we had for dinner last night
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:15 PM
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How are you going to fill the bottom of the ball ?? vermicrete ?? then lay fire brick on top ??
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:09 PM
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we are going to weld supports in the bottom of the ball and pour a 6" layer of perlcrete
before we lay the firebrick.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:34 PM
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sounds like a cool project,, will you flip over the top to insulate it ?? and what plan do you have for a landing,, This is a very intriguing build,, keep the pics coming im sure we are all anxious to see it progressing
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:51 PM
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if you look at the cad drawing you can see that there is about a 9" distance
from the inner dome to the outer ball.
after we build the inner dome we will weld the outer ball back together, then cut
about a 14" dia hole in the top to pour loose perlite in.
when it is all done we are thinking about painting it like an 8 ball.

Last edited by metalmaster; 09-10-2009 at 11:37 PM. Reason: double checked drawing for dimension
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:22 AM
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You have obviously been thinking about this, sounds like you have it planned well... I love the Idea of painting it like a giant 8 ball.... Thats way cool, you could make your peel in the shape of a rack and use pool cues for the tool handles. I have a parking meter right next to my oven, The grandkids put quarters in it to keep the oven running... Nothin like backyard humor... (ok im a little warped)
Mark
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:04 PM
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no work on the oven today, but we did have some pizza.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:08 PM
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just wondering how hot that smoker gets up to?
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:41 PM
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without any insulation we can get the floor to about 600, but it drops pretty fast as soon as you rake the fire off. the "dome" holds at about 400.
the heat from the side firebox helps add heat to the bottom of the bricks.
it sure taste good though
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:26 PM
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here are the latest pics. we mixed 39, 60-lb bags to fill the hole for our support tube.
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