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Old 09-14-2009, 01:34 PM
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very cool....
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:13 PM
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awesome! great work.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:02 PM
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okay, finally removed the inner lining of the mould and letting it air dry on the inside. I also have one of those hot work lights warming up the inside to speed it along.

$347 US Dollars of materials, three days of labor intensive work later and I have a dome oven...well the main part anyway


from the door opening looking towards the back. I borrowed the newspaper idea from someone else on the forum thanks! it worked great!


and from the back looking towards the door opening.


now I have to work on my stand to set it up on.

does sand work well as a thermal mass? I have 350lbs of it that I want to put to good use.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:23 PM
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wow,,, very impressive,, The sand is a poor insulator, but not very effective,, The vermiculite is much higher up on the list..

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Old 09-15-2009, 04:46 PM
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what is a good height for the oven? i guess it depends on the user's height...i am 5'10, is chest high about right?
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:17 PM
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I'd say some where around elbow height....
just my preference...
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Did you adjust the height of the door opening ?
If not I'd be really interested to see if/how it fires ?
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:19 AM
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what is a good height for the oven? i guess it depends on the user's height...i am 5'10, is chest high about right?
I am 5'6" and my oven floor is at 43 inches, I find that very comfortable for me

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Old 09-16-2009, 06:14 AM
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Did you adjust the height of the door opening ?
If not I'd be really interested to see if/how it fires ?
the door opening height is almost 10", about 9.75 actually...


and the dome ended up at 17.25



63% of 17.25 is a 10.8675" door opening height, I am at about 56% 9.75" so basically i am about 1" too low. has anyone else been an inch off? i am curious to see if it will make a huge difference before i make any alterations.

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:48 PM
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I would be making sure that the dome sat on top of the floor rather than the floor inside the dome, otherwise your ratio will be out further. Some mortar between the dome and the floor will also help to get closer to the ideal ratio.
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