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Coloradoredusa 04-16-2012 06:31 PM

New Progress.... Sorta
Hello all .. I am coming out of the shadows .. No more lurking for me..
I have a question.. Does a 20" dome height and a 12" door sound ok..? it will be a 36 " oven.

Thanks ..


Lburou 04-16-2012 07:18 PM

Welcome :)
That is about right Trellis....A 12.5 inch door height would be very close to the target 63% of dome height.

A dome height of 20 inches is a bit high for a 36 inch oven, most shoot for a 15-18 inch dome height. However, I wanted a larger doorway for big birds and small feral hogs, so I made mine two inches taller than normal too (keeping the 63% of dome height). I'm happy with it. Does that make sense to you? :)

Coloradoredusa 04-16-2012 07:26 PM

Re: Dome height
It does make sense.. 18 " it is..!

Lburou 04-16-2012 07:36 PM

Re: Dome height

Originally Posted by Coloradoredusa (Post 130123)
It does make sense.. 18 " it is..!

Sounds good! Shoot for a door height that is 63% your dome height (a little less than 11 3/8 inches). :)

Have you downloaded the pompeii oven plans and read them yet? If no, go to the blue link in my signature and find the link to download it for free.

Coloradoredusa 04-16-2012 07:54 PM

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I have them.. read through once already..Forms on Backerboard is in, FB board and ceramic blanket on its way!.. rebar tied and in,structural concrete being poured this Sunday!

Trellis :cool:

DrakeRemoray 04-16-2012 11:51 PM

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Good Luck Trellis! Hopefully the snow is over now! I put have a 20 inch high 38 inch oven. My door is 11.5" H by 19" wide. Works great for me! Where in Colorado are you?

I am down in Littleton...sort of.

Coloradoredusa 04-17-2012 05:46 AM

Re: Dome height
I am in Colorado Springs.

Lburou 04-17-2012 06:48 AM

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Taperforce lives just East of Monument....he has some materials for sale and a built oven. You might contact him. :)

I retired from the Air Force Academy Hospital in 1997 and moved to DFW four years ago. Colorado is a great place to spend the summer. :)

Coloradoredusa 04-17-2012 07:18 AM

Re: Dome height
Who is taperforce?

Lburou 04-17-2012 07:40 AM

Re: Dome height

Originally Posted by Coloradoredusa (Post 130148)
Who is taperforce?

He is a member here on fornobravo. His profile is here. Go to his contact information and send him an

e-mail or Private Message.

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