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

Like Tree10Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #211  
Old 08-25-2013, 05:44 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 200
Default Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

Got the grouting done this weekend. Thought about a colored grout, but I'd already picked up a bag of "natural grey" when I got the thinset, and I'm pretty happy with the results. Cut the hole for the vent as well, although the cover is still loose.

Started bricking in the chimney over the course of last week. I couldn't figure out what to put on top of the keystone to my decorative arch, since it was so close to the base of the chimney. Then I literally tripped over a big hunk of quartz that my wife had dug up while replanting some bulbs. It was a pain to cut, even with my wet saw, but it looks cool .

Added a couple more courses to the chimney this weekend after the pictures were taken. A little more work needed on that, plus I need to come up with a better looking chimney cap than the metal thing I had on before. Something like a big slab of stone supported by pillars of brick.

Still need to seal the tiles, apply caulk around the base of the oven and the vent arch, add tiles to the sides of the vent and decorative arches, grout, etc.
Attached Thumbnails
36" Pompeii in DC-img_8034.jpg   36" Pompeii in DC-img_8035.jpg   36" Pompeii in DC-img_8036.jpg   36" Pompeii in DC-img_8038.jpg   36" Pompeii in DC-img_8042.jpg  

__________________
My build:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #212  
Old 08-26-2013, 07:42 AM
texman's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Amarillo, Texas
Posts: 587
Post Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

RS

That looks really nice-congrats.

texman
__________________
My Progress:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #213  
Old 08-26-2013, 06:43 PM
cobblerdave's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: brisbane australia
Posts: 2,266
Thumbs up Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

Gudday
The ovens looking really smart. Congrats!
And your little girl has grown heaps. I remembered a pic early in the build and I found it in oct 2012. Go back and have a look you'll see how she's grown.
Regards dave
__________________
Measure twice
Cut once
Fit in position with largest hammer

My Build

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Door

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #214  
Old 09-25-2013, 05:20 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 200
Default Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

I'm not sure if the new vent is responsible or just time and better firing, but my heat retention has gotten a lot better. Last Saturday we did a pizza party. I pre-heated the oven by firing for about 2 hours Friday afternoon, then started the fire again at about 9:30 Saturday morning. The party started at 11:30. The oven was so saturated with heat that I was cooking 30-second pizzas all afternoon. I closed up the oven at 1:30, and Sunday morning the door thermometer read north of 625F.

Baked bread at 550F late Sunday afternoon. Finally on Tuesday night, with the oven around 240, I threw in some burning hickory chunks and a brisket. Oven was still around 200F this morning; I'll pull the brisket out for dinner when I get home today.
__________________
My build:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #215  
Old 09-25-2013, 11:05 AM
Serf
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5
Default Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

Did you get a building permit? I'm in montgomery county and i don't think i'd be allowed to build that close to the house.
Reply With Quote
  #216  
Old 09-25-2013, 01:45 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 200
Default Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

Gravity: I checked the DC code, and as best I could tell the regs in the District specify exactly nothing about outdoor fireplaces, firepits, ovens, etc. I couldn't even find anything like I've heard of in other places where chimneys, broadly writ, have to be a certain distance from any flammable materials. Most applicable thing I could find was a provision allowing a homeowner to build a shed of up to 100sqft without a permit. So I have the city's smallest and most over-built woodshed, which happens to have a few thousand pounds of brick and tile on top of it.

Of course, in Maryland all bets are off.
__________________
My build:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by rsandler; 09-25-2013 at 01:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #217  
Old 10-05-2013, 04:41 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 200
Default Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

Being furloughed along with almost everyone else in town due to the government shutdown, I took some time to build a tool rack to go under the oven. I've been finding that (a) I never fill even the front of thewood storage area, (b) I really want more immediate access to my oven tools and (c) a rolling rack just won't work with my current patio. So I built a divider out of 2x4s, and screwed PVC tubes to the uprights. Only problem is I couldn't quite find room for my square metal peel. Not a huge loss, as I only use it when I load bread, whereas the brush, round peel and rake are used almost every time I do anything with the oven.
Attached Thumbnails
36" Pompeii in DC-img_8278.jpg   36" Pompeii in DC-img_8279.jpg  
__________________
My build:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #218  
Old 10-05-2013, 05:34 PM
Gulf's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,570
Default Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsandler View Post
I've been finding that (a) I never fill even the front of thewood storage area, (b) I really want more immediate access to my oven tools and (c) a rolling rack just won't work with my current patio. So I built a divider out of 2x4s, and screwed PVC tubes to the uprights.
A "rolling rack" IE: (on casters) wouldn't work with mine either (if that is what you meant). My wood storage area drops 4" to where I stand now. It will still drop at least 2" when the patio floor is complete. I scrounged an old garage door track and rollers for mine. It works very similar to a kitchen drawer. I am not sure where someone can get the tracks, but the 2" replacement rollers are available at HD and Lowes down here. I set the tracks into a couple more inches of concrete with coated deck screws.



__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Gulf; 10-05-2013 at 06:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #219  
Old 10-08-2013, 02:42 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 200
Default Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

Had a small pizza party this afternoon for fellow furloughed federal workers (alliteration!). Tool rack worked great. Liked being able to easily get the rake and brush out of the way once I started making pizzas.

Gulf, your drawer is an elegant solution (and very nicely executed), although I wonder if you'd find the drawer in the way while cooking? E.g. you want another piece of wood to throw on the fire, but you have to close the drawer again in order to reach the oven to put it in? How is it working out for you so far?
__________________
My build:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #220  
Old 10-08-2013, 04:16 PM
Gulf's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,570
Default Re: 36" Pompeii in DC

Thanks RS,
The drawer is working out fine so far. I only intend to use it for long term storage. The double doors on the front compartment are what I intend to use for some quick to reach items. I like the idea of the pvc sheathes that you built for tools. I think that I would like to incorporate something like that for easy reach during the cooks. In my case, higher to the right or left with in easy reach, under my A frame roof.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



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

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
36" Pompeii build in NY bluecrow Pompeii Oven Construction 33 08-08-2013 07:28 AM
36" Pompeii oven in North Carolina stephen*z Pompeii Oven Construction 71 10-12-2012 05:56 PM
Starting a 36" Pompeii oven...help plz ThinCrust99 Brick Oven Photos 43 08-03-2010 09:38 AM
Smuth's 36" Pompeii Oven smuth10 Pompeii Oven Construction 92 04-19-2010 04:46 PM
materials list for 36" Pompeii oven Kenny Pompeii Oven Construction 4 02-13-2006 07:47 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:38 AM.

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