Old 09-27-2013, 02:44 PM
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Default Re: Steel dome oven build

Originally Posted by michelevit View Post
what is dollywood?
just figured a double dome would be one of the themed attractions
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:45 PM
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Yes. the 37 inch tank head cost ~160 total. I looked at propane tanks too but by the time I found, it hauled it, cut it, preped it and got rid of/used the remainder I figured any savings would be a fading memory. However, since it seems you live in California (?) I saw one guy that did a trailer rig using a steel buoy that he found in the San Francisco area. 6 foot in diameter if memory serves. Turned it into a commercial rig. One of those things that makes you go hmmmmmm.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:18 AM
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i haven't been around much lately, just found this build and it looks great.
here is a link to the one we did a few years ago http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/...ht=metalmaster (another steel dome oven)
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:09 PM
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Great job on the build! I had never considered building a WFO from steel. I guess my biggest question is whether you are seeing rust/oxidation on the inside of your dome. I know my grill even with fancy-scmanchy (yes, that is a technical term) ceramic coated grates seems to rust faster than expected mostly like due to the heat.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:50 AM
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It's true if one rubs one's hand over the inside of my WFO when it's cold or cool one's fingers will come away red from iron oxide but there is nothing more than the red: no flakes or spalling in sheets such as one experiences with burn barrels. But then I've only had and used my WFO for just over five years here in the humid Pacific Northwest.

Also I've never had an internal crack nor experienced any damage from an unlucky wood toss or from an uncoordinated handling of a metal peel by a young grandkid. Steel domed WFOs are literally bullet proof. I don't know whether or not they are earthquake proof but expect they will hold up better than a WFO built of brick or cob.

Your mileage may vary,
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