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Old 11-22-2009, 03:06 PM
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hey Joey,
congrats on your first fire.. regarding the strapping.. maybe you could weld up some pins or brackets ?? connected to your frame and incorporate them into your pericrete and stucco dome for additional support etc....

Love this thing
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:48 AM
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hey Joey,
congrats on your first fire.. regarding the strapping.. maybe you could weld up some pins or brackets ?? connected to your frame and incorporate them into your pericrete and stucco dome for additional support etc....

Love this thing
Cheers
Mark
Ok I think I follow you...
so I could weld up some bracket type of things on the frame but leaning towards the dome, sticking up maybe 8 to 10 inches but still within where my perlcrete is going to cover and this willl attach my perlcrete to the trailer and the perlcrete will hold my dome in place... GENIUS!

This way no steel will ever touch the dome which could act like a heat sink transferring heat to the trailer frame and draining my dome.

come to think of it, the trailer shifting side to side,up and down may tear the perlcrete to pieces if I embedd those brackets in it, perlcrete is so brittle.

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Old 11-23-2009, 08:14 AM
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I anchored my stack with tapcons into firebrick and was shocked how well they hold. The brick is soft enough you can use a standard non-hammer drill with a masonry bit to drill the pilot hole. I then mortared over the whole assembly for added strength. Seems to me you could cut 3 or 4 couple inch piece of angle iron and tapcon them to the firebrick to stop lateral movement, then use some sort of strap as already mentioned for vertical movement.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:16 PM
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I dn't know if I want to drill into my dome though. I think I will just strap it down with some thin metal strapping material attached to the frame.

I took the dome up to just over 600 degrees today. I found a surface hairline crack on the right side of the dome about 16" long but it did not go all the way to the other side.
Tomorrow I will let loose the fires of hell and fire her up as hot as I can get it.


My ten year old daughter took advantage of the fire to roast some marshmallows.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:34 AM
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Default Re: My Cast Refractory Oven Build

Hey Joey,,

If you weld the brackets to the frame, You can put a firebrick between them and the bracket to keep the heat from transferring ?? Then pericrete stucco etc... Just another thought
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Mark

PS congrats on your first fire .....
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:04 AM
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hey Joey,

Hows it going,,,,,, Any progress ??

Mark
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:23 PM
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Hey guys,
sorry it has been a while since I posted, haven't made much progress, the weather here has been really wet and cold...hek it even snowed some.
Anyways I have started getting this baby ready for the 4" insulating layer of perlcrete which I plan on applying this weekend if the weather holds.

I welded a plumber's metal strap over the dome and welded it to the frame to keep the oven from bouncing up if I hit any speed bumps or potholes.



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Old 12-10-2009, 10:54 PM
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Excellent - great job. I look forward to seeing the pizzas that it produces!

Rossco
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:12 AM
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It's a slick looking oven. How long does it take to come up to temperature?

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Old 12-11-2009, 09:41 AM
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It took me 45 minutes to get it the floor to 660f but that is without any insulation on the dome. It drafts really good and that is the part I was worried about with my one inch to low door opening.
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