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djag12 01-30-2010 08:58 AM

Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
Hi. I have been following Joeys cast oven build very close as I will be doing one soon. My question to all is do you think a solid oven is better than doing a segmented oven for a trailer? I would like to hear thoughts on the pros and cons of each. Unlike Joey who I believe is building it on a trailer so when he moves he can take it I will e using mine on the road (hopefully a lot). If there is no issue with the solid type poor that is what I would like to do (easier). I can seperate the top and bottom as Joey did. Please all thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Diane

JoeyVelderrain 02-09-2010 09:14 AM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
Hi, I wish I could help more on the issue about segmented or not but not having had mine on the road for more than a trip around the block to test out the trailer I don't have much road miles to have an opinion yet.
The one thing I would have done differently is gone with a larger capacity trailer. I think I underestimated the total weight of the finished oven by about 4oolbs :eek:

I can still change it out but for now it is meeting my needs.

when you get started post some pictures ok?

david s 02-09-2010 01:33 PM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
I made my dome in one solid piece and it is holding up ok. It is my supporting slab made from steel reinforced aerated concrete (Hebel) that has cracked. It doesn't matter that much because it sits in a steel cradle that holds it together. It is a juggling act to keep the weight down, yet still have the thing strong enough. Beware of speed bumps.

JoeyVelderrain 02-09-2010 02:10 PM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by david s (Post 80020)
I made my dome in one solid piece and it is holding up ok. It is my supporting slab made from steel reinforced aerated concrete (Hebel) that has cracked. It doesn't matter that much because it sits in a steel cradle that holds it together. It is a juggling act to keep the weight down, yet still have the thing strong enough. Beware of speed bumps.

do you have a build thread with pictures? would like to see other homebuilts.

david s 02-09-2010 10:26 PM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
I have posted some pics of my set up somewhere in Gallery "Finished Ovens", but here are some thumbnails.

dieter 02-10-2010 12:17 AM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
I have a problem understanding how these forums work. I don't know what is the difference between a reply and a quick reply. I also have a problem following the arguments or threads; they often seem unresponsive at best.

In any case, I have seen an oven by a French manufacturer that was mounted on a trailer. I was going to import his ovens twenty some years ago but I didn't see a market and I did foresee dealing with the government bureaucrats. I don't know if the French guy is still in business so I am offering a web site that has a jolly example.
Firewood oven Pizza Party - made in italy

Dieter Schmied

JoeyVelderrain 02-10-2010 07:07 AM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
that is really cool!
I'm still trying to figure out how you use it. do you roll it off your trailer onto a table of sorts? is that a second dome on the floor? how do you keep it frm rolling around whilst traveling?
Love the flames.:)

david s 02-10-2010 12:47 PM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
I back the trailer up to the stand, get the trailer to the exact height using the jockey wheel, then roll the oven onto the trailer and secure it with chains and turnbuckles to the steel handles on the oven cradle. Yes that is another dome on the ground underneath.

david s 02-10-2010 12:56 PM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
I used to hire the oven out on the trailer, but now I can roll it off the trailer and onto the steel stand which I made to easily dismantle. That way I can use my trailer for other purposes. It works pretty well and I'm thinking of building a second one to avoid turning down customers if the oven is already booked, or hire out two ovens for a bigger party.

djag12 02-10-2010 04:47 PM

Re: Cast Oven on Trailer Questions
 
Would you mind me asking what your rates are? Do you sell dough or would that require you getting a food license? I think in PA as long as you don't prepare the food you don't need the food service license but if you prepare the food thats where it gets difficult.


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