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dhrads 05-04-2010 12:40 AM

building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
hey guys,

i am pretty much new to fornobravo.

i live in an apartment which holds some space behind my place.the build area i would say is 2:3 feet.now don't go laughing after i say that.i am thinking of a brick oven made really small.

tell me if there is a possibility:).i got a sketch in mind taking into account the mass needed.this will be for making 2 pizzas at weekends and for holding the temperature for like and hour and that's all.

with that i leave it for you guys to debate.

echopark 05-04-2010 04:47 PM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
look at the images of this temporary street oven (no mortar or insulation). The same design was used at a benefit event to cook 60 pizzas over a 3-hour period.

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...reet-oven.html

dhrads 05-04-2010 06:13 PM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
thx echo for the quick response.

like i said in the previous post.i am thinking of reducing the mass and using smaller sized medium duty firebricks(to be cut don't know if its possible) and designing a compact oven.definitely not for more than 2 to 3 pizzas and thinking of some thing permanent.

basically a scaled down version of the larger Pompeii ovens.

i have decided to (experiment) build this will keep you updated.its sure going to take a long time since i am lazy and always on my comp :)

david s 05-05-2010 05:11 AM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
I think my oven is one of the smallest around at 21" It does everything I need and having a party for 20 is easy when you learn how to manage it. Try looking at my website for some further explanation.
Davehttp://www.davespizzaovens.com.au

echopark 05-05-2010 06:40 AM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
nice, dave!

dhrads 05-06-2010 10:42 PM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
wow thats so great,

i was thinking if mine would ever work your designs give me lot of confidence i gues i need to work on a model right now.

thx for the link

turkey 06-08-2010 10:09 AM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
Here is quite a small oven, its not a pompeii but it cooks pizza ok by the looks of things.

Pizza Week! - Day 4: Brick Oven - The Food in my Beard

very thin and slightly longer to hold the ash, you could improve the chimney (ie make one) and insulate a bit, but it appears to work fine, and thats good enough for me :)

david s 06-08-2010 12:57 PM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
No insulation under the floor, but a conductive metal support instead. Probably cooks three pizzas before having to refire.

david s 06-08-2010 01:00 PM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
No insulation on the top either. This can be added, but what can you do about the floor?

turkey 06-09-2010 07:44 AM

Re: building the most compact pompeii brick oven:)
 
you could use themalite blocks ontop of the metal and then the firebricks ? and the top could be almost any insulation but a couple of inches of vermicrete would help loads, infact you could probably go to town here as its vertical and the space constraints are often not so important vertically :)

but the original poster wanted to cook 2 pizzas and only hold heat for an hour so I would say this would suit his needs? at the end of the day this is a tool, so if it works for what you want then its good?

I know when I build one I wont be entering it into any beauty padgents like some of the works of art on here, I wish I was that skilled, but I think I will have to make for with function over form :(


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