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Old 06-27-2012, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: 36"w/ Steel Stand, 2-3 Week Build

You should be able to build the dome itself in a day or two with a helper who can run the saw and mix mud.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:34 PM
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Really? So I could be firing pizza in 2.5weeks ?
2nd truck due with hearth concrete in 1/2 hour....
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:24 PM
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If anyone is considering steel stand it cost about $220 for 4 full 24' lengths of 1.5x0.125" square tubing. The Metal Supermarket did most of the cutting free. Had to grind to get them all the same... should have insisted that they cut the equal lengths at the same time + checked that their blade was square and true... would have saved some time. Took me 8 hours to build. (see attaced drawing) pizza_assembly drawing_cutlist.pdf Used a spool of 0.35 wire as well + 8x 10' x1/2 rebar. and the normal wood form.36"w/ Steel Stand, 2-3 Week Build-img_0606-1-.jpg

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:37 PM
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Default Re: 36"w/ Steel Stand, 2-3 Week Build

For a Pompeii, this is how I would build it after the hearth insulation was down and ready:


Sand dome (sand, water and a small amount of bonding agent) covered with two or three layers of damp newspaper and smoothed off tight.

First 2 courses from whole brick laid with no batter, ie normal running bond. Second through 8-9" circle to finish, cut half's. Close with 4 quarter-pie closers.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:47 AM
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Default Re: 36"w/ Steel Stand, 2-3 Week Build

I built my oven with a sand cap for the top half and just bolster cut each brick by hand

A mate built his oven with an exercise ball

Nothing like hanging on the edge of your nerves when you pull it out about an hour after last section and you hope mortar is just about right.

Climbing in to clean it out is really putting the trust in your skills......

Ahhhhh now I have brick saw....
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: 36"w/ Steel Stand, 2-3 Week Build

I'm pretty committed to the IT method. Seems more precise to me. With that said I also read that the sand method is the undisputed pro method.... Perhaps a combination on both using a plywood piece mounted to end of IT with sand for last few courses?

How many days do I need to wait for the hearth to cure before putting insulation in place?
It's been a day and I'm getting anxious to get it back underway!
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:12 PM
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You can place the insulation the next day, if not the same, as soon as it doesn't fingerprint it is GTG (just don't stand on it or anything).

I have done neither, but I think it is easier to do a lower dome with sand. If it is hemispherical, I would think the tool would be faster.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:52 PM
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If all else fails, get a ton of delivery pies, then burn the packaging in the WFO to camouflage its origins
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:16 PM
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How's the build progressing?
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:00 AM
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We got the dome done except for a few key stones. Was trying the X method of closing in the last course. We ran out of high heat morter in the kit, and also ran out of fire bricks to complete the arch... The Forno Bravo dealer in Barrie Ontario didn't have any more of either to complete the oven before I left for a trade show... Otherwise it would be done and curing now. Very disappointed in the Forno bravo kit, now that I'm having to procure more fire bricks and make my own morter to complet.
You might think I wasted morter or fire bricks, and while I did shave the bricks on three sides for the dome, if I hadn't shaved them I would have used plenty more morter, which I also ran out of morter, which I was also careful not to waste.

Now thinking I will have the flue laser cut from steel to hook into the Simpson dura tech stainless chimney... Just to save curing time
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