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I can see why the guy asudavew linked to used firebrick and a flower pot.
For the record, this guy (Robert Musa) is an early pompeii builder and we often quote him talking about how a properly sized fire should make your wife say "oh $h1t!" and you kids say "Cool Dad!"...one and the same...

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I love that description! Kind of a classic, huh?

I'm a bit confused about the tandoor issue. It seems that you should be able to do anything in a wfo that you can do in a tandoor. Am I mistaken?

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Old 01-31-2008, 09:12 AM
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Ya, you could do everything in the wfo, but I don't have one. I just wanted to make a cheaper oven that I could cook indian food in. I didn't want to make a large wfo.
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So is the flower pot a proper material? I just don't want the flower pot flaking or something and leaving particles in the food.
Plain terra cotta has got to be better than unfired clay. You'll notice that in this design, the firebrick part is what is in direct contact with the fire is refractory.
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If you don't want a WFO, I'd buy some refractory cement online (ebay) and make one for probably around a hundred bucks +/-.

Sound reasonable dmun?
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Oh oh, I made a mistake. I hope nobody was looking. I meant castable refractory material.

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Hey GJBIngham - you could have been more sly and hit the edit button rather than add a new post. But now that you drew attention to yourself....yeah we looked
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Most of the castables Im familiar with have a minimum thickness of 2", and unless its local Im guessing the shipping would cost you the $100. If I were to go the cheap route I would go with an earthware clay and protect it. I know the ones you purchase (and chimneas for that matter) are not fully vetrified and can disintigrate, Id mix in lots of grog, and some cement to harden it up.
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edschmidt,
You're probably right about the shipping. I really don't see why you couldn't build one out of fire bricks, perhpas cut in thirds either.

Doesn't it look like Robert Musa's terra cotta is cracked in the later pics?

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Here are a couple more sites I found when looking into a tandoor....still interested since it looked like fun!

How to build a tandoor using a flower pot

Tandoor Oven Construction Progress



And I found this when searching for nann bread....

Naan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


take a look at the photo in the lower left (you can enlarge your windows screen to 400% by clicking the lower left of your screen)


How do they get that bread to stick to the sides of that oven!!!
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