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Old 03-02-2010, 10:12 PM
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Default Re: My Cast Refractory Oven Build

joey this looks great!

I really want to do this also.

was this for a mobile oven? what do you think about using some sort of steel reinforcement?

I read somewhere that you have to be carefull because the cement doesnt actually set untill it reaches a temperature higher than burning wood attains?

i would like to hear your thoughts
Matty
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:26 AM
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The concrete is rock hard. I don't know if that is what they mean by "set". I thought about adding a decorative copper straps over the top but I think the steel strap I welded over the dome under the insulation should hold it in place.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:51 AM
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Hey Joey,
I think you have done a great job on everything from building the frame to the oven. I would love to hear how your getting a long with the trailer (IE) moving it around and such. How is the oven holding up with transporting? If you can post another pic of the totally finished project I am sure everyone would love to see it.
Happy Baking,
Carol
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:37 AM
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Hi Carol, thanks for the compliments.
I haven't had a need to transport it anywhere but I have towed it around my neighborhood to see how the trailer traveled. I am almost finished with it. I just have to apply another coat of paint and one last layer of stucco I also am waiting for two granite tops to be finished that I will mount on it when I use it. When not in use the granite tops will be indoors. Anyhoo, this is what it looks like now.

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:29 PM
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cleaned her up a bit, put on the second coat of stucco, a thin coat and painted it for waterproofing.



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Old 03-04-2010, 06:48 PM
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tooooo cool.....
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:23 PM
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Joey well done! GREAT JOB! LET US KNOW HOW SHE FIRES UP
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:04 AM
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this is awesome!!!
very nice, many congrats from GERMANY!!

ever thought of covering with small mosaic? Ive seen an old VW-buggy in Arizona completely covered with pebbles..the bumpers were driftwood^^
to me the last layer looks somehow "unfinished"...I think of 1" tiles or pebbles, broken tiles...

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Old 03-19-2010, 12:39 PM
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Awesome fake tilework! I like the idea but I don't know if I have the artistic talent to pull off a way cool design like the frog you did...maybe flames??
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:41 AM
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Default Re: My Cast Refractory Oven Build

flames would be awesome!! (and a lot easier than the frog)
the frog was just an image I found online. but it shows the size and the shape of the broken tiles.
the flame-story would ...R O C K ! ! !



advantage: you get (old) tiles from the junkyard, neighbour,.....break them into similar pieces and THERE YOU GO!!! you have your last layer for free!
or
you simply BUY tiles (the cheapest ones!) in your prefered COLOR(s)

Im a designer/builder and can not keep advise for myself. sorry
I mean, theres so much DIY in this project that the last 2% will increase the style by ......800% (youknowhumsayin?)

2 more (constructive) benefits

- protection against rain
- moisture-control (!)
(between the tiles theres enough surface for lettig out moisture when firing the oven.
I would be careful with too many paint sealing the outer surface. tiles are better, they let out the moisture, even from the insulation layer inside.


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