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Old 10-24-2008, 02:46 PM
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As i al just starting my, completion July 09, I have only calculations. i will buy from FB insulation and fire motar about $560. I have red clay for the opening and will get firebrick seconds (a tip from someone on this site) for .30 cents. i hope to do this for less than $1000 US.

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Old 10-24-2008, 02:54 PM
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I am planning on $1500, and hoping it does not go over $1750. I don't have all the scrap wood that I used to always have on hand, and don't have all the cinder blocks that I used to just have sitting around (moved a couple to times and had no place to put it all).

I think I can do it for $1500, but then I have not found sources for all the materials yet in Dallas.

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Old 10-24-2008, 03:36 PM
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My whole project came in around 9 grand. that's for the pavers, block, brick, dump fee's, etc... I could break out the oven seperately, but I don't want to revisit that pain.

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Old 10-24-2008, 05:04 PM
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I think mine has about $1000 in it- but I really prefer not to know for sure.
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:29 PM
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Mine was on the upper end of the scale. I bought an existing shell, the Casa 100 .....seems like it was about 3500.00 with shipping and all. I paid a guy to pour the foundation and hearth 1200.00 and a guy to frame the sides (I don't remember how much) and a guy to roof it (about 75.00) We did the concrete blocks and angle irons, the stucco work on the back and inside, and the stone work on the outside. I'm thinking I am closer to 5000-7000 dollars.....I have made enough pizzas now though that I am a cost of $300/pizza instead of 600/pizza....Ha. I used to wonder why everyone would go to the trouble to cut those bricks and mortor them, etc, now I know why. I love my oven, but sometimes I wish I had bought the one that comes in one piece ready to fire, and I would be able to take it with me if I moved.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:34 PM
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So, Tim F - you found bricks for nothing if you picked them up - what sort of place has free firebricks? Absolutely no demolition companies around here ever seem to have firebrick, and no building supply places stock them either - where do you look for those? What have I missed?
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:45 PM
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I'm just using red bricks!
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:27 PM
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I am about to start building and oven and must tell you of what I saw last weekend (relating to costs) - a lady friend of mine built an oven one day (yes one day) with the help of her 2 teenaged sons. All 3 fairly unskilled. They used no firebricks, only old common red bricks; and no fireproof mortar. For a base they used an old corrugated iron tank about 4 feet in diameter and about 30 inches high, filled with sand. They made a platform of bricks which was the hearth, then built a form of wet sand in a dome shape on top of that; then built the dome of bricks and cleaned out the sand form from inside. Then they sort of added an old stove door to the gap in the front. Rough as bags! No chimney - don't need it because the fire draws through the gaps in the dome's mortar joints!!! Needs a lot of wood; doesn't hold heat too well (fire must be kept going while cooking) - but it turned out marvellous pizzas for a large number of people. Just showed me what you can get away with. She thinks it will disintegrate after a couple of years but by then they will have got sick of pizza anyway - and the cost was zero.

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Old 11-17-2008, 07:08 PM
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We have $1,340.00 US in our oven...

Bread, squash, baked potatoes, baked beans... all coming out of the oven today. Yea, it's good...

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I'm on the low end, but then I'm a scrounger, use a lot of non-traditional materials, and got lucky by trading $5 of turkey compost for a huge pickup load of steel 2x4's that I put to good use. And got a great deal on vermiculite straight from the mine...
Total cost of the oven complex came in less than $500. The complex includes the pizza oven, a smoker over, oyster roaster, two fire boxes and two chimneys. Figure that the pizza oven would break out to only $150 of the cost.
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