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Dagored154 06-24-2012 03:54 AM

Pennsylvania oven builders
Are there any PA oven builders and users out there? I am in Perry county and am in the process of building. :)

jeeppiper 08-07-2012 12:28 PM

Re: Pennsylvania oven builders
Hey Neighbor! Im here in PA in Bucks County (east PA). There are only a handful of others that I know of in PA. I know its been a while since your post...but are you finished? Would love to see photos posted.

Dagored154 08-07-2012 06:26 PM

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I had to take a month off due to vacation and I couldn't get the materials I needed. such as fire clay for under the insulation. are you having trouble finding materials?

jeeppiper 08-17-2012 09:19 AM

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I didnt have too much trouble finding materials....had to be willing to drive a bit sometimes. Fireclay I found at a nearby mason supply...shouldnt be too difficult in PA. For me, The most difficult thing to find was the insulation. There are some places you can mail order (blanket and board)

jeeppiper 08-17-2012 09:29 AM

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Try Budding Company in Camp Hill...they look like they have most everything you will need (Fireclay, firebrick, etc.) They also deliver so if you figure out everything you need, get them to deliver it all in one shot.

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Dagored154 05-15-2013 07:06 PM

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working hard to finish the oven exclosure stone by Memorial Day. go to my album to view

Pat R 05-26-2013 05:11 AM

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Hi, just finished the oven here in Northampton County. Had a local stone mason do it and he really enjoyed building it. Finally have my outdoor kitchen (almost done) and wish the wind would stop so we could enjoy it. We've had pizza several times (some good and some not so much) and my friend dropped off a small prime rib roast for me to do for dinner--no pressure there! I planned on something on the lower end for my first try. Like everything in the oven, you just need to be there with it. It was great. On the other hand, my overnight Tuscan white beans were charred beans! Bean pot ugh! This is loads of fun.

Hope you have your oven ready for the weekend. I think we can be out there Monday enjoying it. Right now it's 49 and very windy.

I hear at the local Italian Mkt that there is another Lehigh Valley guy getting ready to build an oven. Not sure of his plan. Was looking for a mason.

Steve516 06-09-2013 06:44 PM

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I'm in the beginning stages of my build. I'm getting ready to pour the hearth stand this step is the oven. I'm in Northampton County also, Upper Mount Bethel. Where did you get your insulation and fire brick? I know Easton Block has fire brick.

Pat R 06-11-2013 05:29 AM

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Hi Steve, I got the kit so I don't think Andy had to get anything additional. It was set up while I was away so I only saw the covered dome when I got home. The whole thing got wrapped in Pennsylvania red rock. Need to post pictures. I will check with the contractor to see if anything else was needed. They did use terracotta pipes for the chimney instead of the metal piece that came with the kit. Get in touch if you want to see it. I'm right off 248.

Steve516 06-11-2013 08:32 PM

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Hi Pat, thanks for the quick reply. Have you mastered the art of cooking pizza yet? It must be fun! Hopefully by August I'll be cooking too! I found a place in Collegeville down by Philly that has everything, insulation, firebrick mortar. Hopefully next week I can get materials to start the oven. Someday I'll have to stop by and check out your oven! Enjoy!

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