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Capt 09-25-2012 02:33 PM

Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
I was blown away at the amount of ovens here in Michigan! Here is mine that my cousin and I completed in a few weeks last month. We had no idea how we were going to go about the build, flew by the seat of our pants. He is a mason by trade, so that was the good part.

We began by digging the footings. The center is for the actuall oven, the right side for the charcoal grill, left side for the fireplace. Also, the form for the hot tub is in the left of the pic:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...pt1904/PO2.jpg

Messing around, preliminary block laying:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...pt1904/PO3.jpg

The block done, and the beginning of the charcoal grill:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...pt1904/PO4.jpg

First color of brick down. I liked the look of utility brick vs. standard. Also, the base for the refractory poured:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...pt1904/PO5.jpg

Capt 09-25-2012 02:36 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
Front view with storage underneath:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...pt1904/PO8.jpg

I used a Superior Clay modular 36 inch oven. I couldn't find a FB dealer near me, and shipping one to Michigan would have broke me!
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...pt1904/PO9.jpg

Making a template for the refractory base:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO14.jpg

Laying out the base cinderbrick:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO13.jpg

Capt 09-25-2012 02:38 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
Base complete, and refractoy poured. The firebrick will be on top of this:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO17.jpg

Herringbone floor mostly completed:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k.../pizzaoven.jpg

Started fitting the modular pieces. This was a PAIN.
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO21.jpg

Checking for level, ready for the mortar:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO22.jpg

Capt 09-25-2012 02:46 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
My cousin thought I should use my spare work helmet for a cap:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO24.jpg

Transitioning to the red brick:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO28.jpg

Arch formed and drying:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO32.jpg

Building up the brick around the arch, and finishing the firebrick hearth:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO33.jpg

Capt 09-25-2012 02:49 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
Dome parged with refractory mortar, 2-2.5 inches thick:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO34.jpg

Scaffold set up, ready to take it to the sky! BTW, I am not in any of the pics. lol
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO36.jpg

Small curing fire, before the caps are poured:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO38.jpg

Caps formed, ready to pour:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO41.jpg

Capt 09-25-2012 02:52 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
Caps are finished:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO42.jpg

Nightime pic from my roof, before the acid wash:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...t1904/PO43.jpg

My cousin powerwashing the acid off:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...1904/PO100.jpg

One of my Pointer pups Waylon, guarding the oven:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...pt1904/921.jpg

Capt 09-25-2012 02:56 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
I know the opening height looks too high, but we are putting 6 inch stamped concrete on top of the existing slab, so it will bring the height up proper.

First thin crust outta the oven:
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...pt1904/922.jpg

I should have enough wood to fire a few pies.
http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k...4/woodrack.jpg

Thanks for looking, I really learned a lot from this site prior to my build. If anyone has any questions regarding my build, please feel free to ask. And to the SE Mighigan peeps, if you need a list of material suppliers, I will be more than happy to share!

Ryan

UtahBeehiver 09-25-2012 04:36 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
Nice brickwork and oven, holy #@$ that is alot of wood.

Capt 09-25-2012 05:35 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by UtahBeehiver (Post 139186)
Nice brickwork and oven, holy #@$ that is alot of wood.

We also heat our house strictly with wood, hence why I decided to double the storage space. lol

ironpony 09-25-2012 06:23 PM

Re: Guess What? ANOTHER Michigan build!
 
hey capt I reconize your build from hearth.com nice job


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