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Old 09-08-2013, 03:40 AM
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Default Re: Rockland County, NY 36" build with pictures.

Yes, 2x4 has come to mean American but not USA specific. It means North American style of housing. Canada spends huge amounts of money promoting their products in Japan. The State of Washington also sends delegations here for training seminars and sales events.

Second about house sizes--it depends on how deep the customers' pockets are! I have built 5000sqft homes here --generally though, the 2x4 house is slightly larger than standard Japanese construction--but that is only my observation, maybe not accurate!

It is more and more difficult to find USA produced products for importing--you probably have seen it when you have gone to the store to buy almost anything.

I like a new brand of clothing coming out of California called "American Giant", their prices are a little elevated but their quality is superior. I've special ordered some things for customers as gifts!

Better quit--wife just gave me the evil eye! Cheers
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:39 AM
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Default Re: While waiting for my insulation delivery, I started building the wood shelf.

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I'm going to slightly round the boards with a small 1/4 inch cove at the sawn end, then paint the pressure treated wood beneath it the same color that I am going to paint the new deck that you can just see behind the oven..
If it was my oven I would stain the treated and not paint, using a clear stain will not peel and look good to boot. Staining in the future is easy, quick and inexpensive. It is almost impossible to recover from a painted deck once it starts peeling and you can never get good paint coverage on spaced deck boards. Semi transparent or opaque stains have the same problems as paint.

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Old 09-10-2013, 10:50 AM
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Default Finished wood shelf. Still no insulation delivery.

Here is the finished shelf loaded up with unknown wood for curing in the front, and oak in the back which I am saving for cooking.

Insulation, according to tracking is in Keasby, NJ. Only one state over.

Regarding Staining, Mr. Chipster, unfortunately, because of the existing deck that you can't see, and the new deck extension that you can see in the back right, the wood of the oven stand will have to be painted with and opaque stain. The wife has already bought the first gallon.

And I know it is ugly, but the hose holder is temporary.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:04 PM
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Default chimney base ready for chimney

This is my second try at this base for the chimney. It was "fun" cutting out the circle parts of the middle bricks.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:58 PM
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Default Insulation, finally.

Attachment 38963Well, I finally got my delivery of the blankets and the chimney. I must say that FornoBravo is a little over-enthusiastic with their packaging. I have MUCH excess peanuts, bubble wrap and cardboard that I need to find a way to recycle. Great service though.

Anyway, the wife and I dutifully put on our HEPA masks and wrapped the dome three times. Then I put on the chicken wire, which is hard to avoid high spots over the blanket.

I wore a short sleeve t-shirt, and I must say, I was itching for the rest of the day. That stuff is nastier than regular pink fiberglass insulation that I have used many times.

I lit a curing fire and really got it roaring, but I could only approach 500 degrees in the middle of the oven. The front and the side that the fire wasn't on only got up to about 300. Am I missing something? Door?

As you can see, I utilized a couple of tapcons to help taughten the chicken wire.
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:02 PM
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Default starting the scratch coat of stucco.

This is an unusually messy and slow job, especially where there is some stray space between the insulation and the chicken wire. Almost as slow as cutting and mortaring bricks. I have patience for about an hour at a time. I've done about a third of the oven in two sessions.

What you see is about 7 loads of stucco. Each load is 1 part cement, 1 part lime, and about 4 parts sand. I am foregoing the fireclay. Each part is a cup and a half.

I hope to finish the oven using a total of i bag of lime, one 94lb bag of portland cement, 1 bag of fireclay. (I never needed the droppings I dutifully saved.) and about six or seven bags of mortar's sand, although the cement of which I still have about a half bag, is starting to congeal in my garage because of the lack of air conditioning in there.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: Rockland County, NY 36" build with pictures.

The appearance of your oven really changes as the insulation and render coat work progress. Soon you will be making pizza and all kinds of goodies in your own DIY WFO!

I fired mine up on Saturday night hoping to do something Sunday after finishing work--too late and the weather was not cooperating. Today we have a tropical storm passing over my area--huge amounts of rain, heavy winds--they are called typhoons here--Atlantic called Hurricanes. Anyway everything is tied down to keep from having flying projectiles. National "old person holiday" but outdoors is out of the question--unless you like looking like a drowned rat!

Keep up the good work!
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:11 PM
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Hi all. I'm back after a long cold winter here. Firstly I must report that my questionable foundation didn't move an inch, and the ground was definitely frozen through and through.

Still to finish on the oven, are the finish stucco coat, and some kind of a door. We have glued little penny tiles on the under stucco coat and will surround them in the finish. Pictures to come.

We have made pizza several times. The NY Times dough recipe of a few weeks ago seems to be working really well. Half 00 flour, and half all purpose. I'll be leaving this forum and joining the pizza making one soon.

The oven holds about a 700 degree temperature after about a 2 hour pre-heat, using a lot of wood. Pizzas cook in about 3 minutes and are delicious.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:45 AM
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So I have applied the finish stucco coat as well as some little dime tiles for decoration. The only thing left is some tiling around the sides of the concrete base. My neighbor actually makes tiles, and I've commissioned her. She says she will get to them sometime this summer.

I started doing this finish coat, by small batch of stucco by small batch, and troweling it on, and it was a drag. Thought it was going to take forever. So I decided to mix a large batch up in a wheelbarrow, like I was doing a load of concrete. Then I just slathered it on by hand. (or by glove, as it were.) Took less than an hour to do about half of the oven.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:43 AM
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G'day

Great to see your ovens survived the winter and is up and cooking

Regards Dave
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