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Old 10-29-2013, 08:59 PM
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And pay extra attention to your seams and flashing, Hardibacker is not recommended for exterior applications, although Texas is among the 21 states they will honor a 10 warranty.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:50 AM
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Tile or stone will be #1 if you are looking for a traditional look. The tiles are much,much easier than stone....I suggest going that route. Once your sheathing is on your framing will be enough to support the weight.
Yeah, Ive got 3/4 treated plywood ready to go up there regardless, but rain coming today and I still need to dump Perlite in the cavity. Im going to let a Roofer do this job so I'll be waiting a bit I suspect. My roofer is going to show me Copper, Tile and colored Galvalume.
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:31 PM
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Personally, I think the tile would look cool. I had considered it too, but I have my mind set on a stone roof....been wanting to do one on the last 3 ovens I built, just didn't have the right circumstances.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:12 AM
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Im up in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area shooting a NASCAR race and my photog buddy knowing about my build, said there was a great WFO Pizza place 5 mins from his home in Prosper that we HAD to go to. Well, it was great! These guys have 2 ovens built by this guy from Italy: Uno Forno, handmade brick ovens by Stefano Ferrara. and they are certified by some group in Naples.
It's called Pizzaria Testa: Pizzeria Testa

The Pizza was supurb but, I will say after looking at photos of the way they build thier Ovens, the Pompeii's we are building here have to be as good or better than the ones from the Italian builders. They have brick seams lining up 3 in a row and 1/2" mortar joints. Are we over-building or are they under-building??? Hard to believe they are under building....
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:35 PM
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It took 12 big bags of Perlite to fill up the structure. Also got the Granite mounted today. It was a bit of a challenge to get the SS channel in and an 1/8" slope but it came out perfect!
Brick and roof are about all thats lefts. Thinking about what I want to do on a door. I still have several sheets of 1" ceramic board. Going to do Pizza for my guys this Friday. I havent gotten it up past 600 yet,,, nervous nelly

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Old 11-09-2013, 05:10 PM
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The Italian builders are production builders, the ovens and the methods they use work fine, but they are not built to the same standard of anyone here who builds their own oven. The insulation they use is poor, the biscotti they use is cheap and friable, etc. They do make them pretty with tile though....


Yours is looking great, if you could use an assistant next Friday it would be my pleasure.
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I would love for you to come by and see my setup and maybe cut my learning curve. maybe some advice on brick veneer too . I plan on cooking for the guys around 4-5 on Friday. Its an odd time I know, but I was trying to let them get off at 4 and also make it work out for my bookkeeper (sister) while she is still here. If that timeframe works for you please come! Ill make dough on thursday and planning for about 10 pies. Stopped at Central Market yesterday and grabbed a few things.
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Im up in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area shooting a NASCAR race and my photog buddy knowing about my build, said there was a great WFO Pizza place 5 mins from his home in Prosper that we HAD to go to. Well, it was great! These guys have 2 ovens built by this guy from Italy: Uno Forno, handmade brick ovens by Stefano Ferrara. and they are certified by some group in Naples.
It's called Pizzaria Testa: Pizzeria Testa

The Pizza was supurb but, I will say after looking at photos of the way they build thier Ovens, the Pompeii's we are building here have to be as good or better than the ones from the Italian builders. They have brick seams lining up 3 in a row and 1/2" mortar joints. Are we over-building or are they under-building??? Hard to believe they are under building....
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Sit down and figure how many hours you have put into this build, and the research . And the bits you have had someone else do. Figure out what you would expect someone to pay you for your ordinary pay.
I expect a wow about now ... But sometimes it really not about the money .... It more about the build. You done this yourself for the simple reason , that you could..... Or found you can!
And the final results ? Who can really measure the satisfaction you can get from cooking and producing from your oven, long after the satisfaction of looking at your creation.. And saying to yourself ... I built that

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Craftsmanship is still alive of course but harder to find these days. I wear a few different hats and one is running an Air Conditioning/Heating company. We see some horrible stuff out there that is sold to people as top quality and at top dollar. The fact is its hard to find employees that will do work as well as YOU would do it. We are blessed to have several employees who take pride in their work this way. They do it like they would do it for themselves, guys doing jobs I dont have to double check. We havent always had that. So many companies in all different trades start out trying to do craftsmanship type work but fail to find and keep Crafts-MEN. I have no doubt that its true in Italy. I feel like my oven will last me as long as Im alive and probably longer and Im sure theirs will too. I was just a little surprised to see their building methods werent as impressive (to me) as what Ive seen here done by some of you guys who havent done anything like this before. Congrats to all of you guys/gals who have done such work!
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