Go Back   Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community > Pizza Oven Design and Installation > Pompeii Oven Construction

Like Tree1Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-09-2012, 03:37 PM
bluecrow's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 36
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

Okay, I re-built the tool today to make adjustments easier. I can drill a hole to center the axis on the brick center. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-10-2012, 08:59 AM
bluecrow's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 36
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

I like the catenary arch profile (pleasing to my eye). This model is 18" at the base with an 11.5" height, for a 36" radius oven.

I am guessing the slightly reduced opening area (compared to a semi-circular arch) will reduce air flow a bit .? The chimney will be a 36" SS, so the load should be minimal.

Any suggestions?

Don
Attached Thumbnails
36" Pompeii build in NY-bc-c-arch.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-10-2012, 12:44 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Finland
Posts: 152
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

Is it just me or is that arch profile little slanted to right?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-10-2012, 01:03 PM
bluecrow's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 36
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

The image does look asymmetrical. I checked for level at the base and brick-to-brick. If I go with this arch I'll check the form for symmetry and re-cut if necessary.

Thanks for the look.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-02-2012, 08:25 AM
bluecrow's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 36
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

- 7 courses complete. The inner arch is a little rough, but the rings are level and the inner joints are pretty tight.

I am switching to homebrew now that I have enough fireclay. I hope to get this closed in about a week.

Don
Attached Thumbnails
36" Pompeii build in NY-bc-7.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-02-2012, 08:51 AM
UtahBeehiver's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 1,875
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

Hey Don,

How is your brick jig working out? Once you clear the arch it get easier........
__________________
Russell

Experiences are the names I call my mistakes!

Link to my build -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Picassa Picture Log
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-02-2012, 04:49 PM
bluecrow's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 36
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

Hi,

Sorry to learn of your setback, but you're very close to closing in!

Using varying brick widths changes the bevel and angle a bit, so i have learned to trust my instincts while cutting with the jig pair, and then to trial fit most bricks. The math was reliable until a narrower brick was required to produce a stagger.

My next rig will match the jack and disc you are working with now.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-02-2012, 05:35 PM
UtahBeehiver's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 1,875
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

Those narrow brick, wider mortar gaps, slope angle not being spot on has a was of mucking with cutting consistent bricks with a jig. It get me close but end up custom fitting almost every one in the upper course. I am going to sneak out when the better half is not looking and see if I can work on the last course. There is some debate which car jack works best. I used a Suzuki other a Honda, LOL.
__________________
Russell

Experiences are the names I call my mistakes!

Link to my build -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Picassa Picture Log
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-07-2012, 07:05 PM
bluecrow's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 36
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

Going, going, gone ! The dome is closed. The last few courses went fast.

The dome needs a scrub inside and I missed a few staggers, and there are some wider joints than I realized, but I think it will cook.

I'll try to build the outer arch over the next few days.
I will provide a setback so a door can seal for baking. I am planning on a relatively narrow contact (~1 ") between the inner and outer arch for a thermal break. I'll use stove rope gasket to seal the space. The outer arch will be flush with the inner arch and they will likely separate a bit. If there is another way to go (at this point) please let me know.

Don
Attached Thumbnails
36" Pompeii build in NY-bcg1.jpg   36" Pompeii build in NY-bcg2.jpg   36" Pompeii build in NY-bcg3.jpg   36" Pompeii build in NY-bc-dome2.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-07-2012, 07:22 PM
UtahBeehiver's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 1,875
Default Re: 36" Pompeii build in NY

Congrats Don on closing the dome. Jealous, I am still plugging along on the last course.
__________________
Russell

Experiences are the names I call my mistakes!

Link to my build -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Picassa Picture Log
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
new build, new york, pompeii oven

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
35 inch Pompeii Oven Build Saga Mistertoy Pompeii Oven Construction 47 05-08-2013 05:37 AM
new guy wants to build a pompeii oven in brisbane jas. Australia 146 06-15-2011 03:45 AM
PizzaJNKY pompeii build photos PizzaJNKY Brick Oven Photos 9 06-07-2008 03:14 AM
Near completion, Pompeii build Jed Brick Oven Photos 5 05-28-2008 09:48 PM
Why we did the Pompeii Oven james Introductions 0 03-21-2005 03:48 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC