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Old 04-11-2012, 01:19 PM
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More progress today as we have had a dry stretch where it is warm enough to do some caulking.

I took off the temporary secondary roof and finished the ridge cap, and boot around the flue.

I used a High temp silicone boot like some others have done. I think it looks OK but the orange really stands out.

I have yet to order a permanent chimney cap and because I used 10 inch stainless it will be really expensive. Hoping to find a good deal somewhere.

I still have some interesting brick work to do between the fence and the oven wall and the facia on the back side but getting closer to finished.

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Old 04-13-2012, 03:27 PM
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More progress again today I finally got around to putting some doors on the storage areas under the prep table. The latches I purchased would not mount to the brick the way I envisioned so back to the store.

I welded up some brackets to hold the hinges in place so they are not directly attached to the brick.

The doors are made of a 1/2 inch piece of plywood that has been painted with exterior paint and the front surface is 1X4 cedar attached to the ply from the back with 1.25 inch screws.

This conceals the fasteners and the cedar should hold up nicely to the weather.

Because the plywood is painted and inside it should hold up well.

Progress even small is good.

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Old 04-15-2012, 06:17 PM
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Dinner with the future in-laws today and of course we made pizza but they also brought stuffed portobello (portabella) mushrooms.

As you can see very tasty looking and they tasted better than they look.

6 Large Portobella Mushrooms - reserve stems
3 tbs EVOO plus 2 for dizzling
12 oz Hot italian Sausage
12 oz sweet Italian Sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion (fine)
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (fine)
1/4 cup chopped Celery (fine)
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1 egg beaten
8 oz cream cheese
2 tsp Dry Spice (ingredients below)

Dry Spice

2.5 tbs paprika
2 tbs salt
2 tbs garlic powder
1 tbs ground black pepper
1 tbs onion powder
1 tbs cayenne pepper
1 tbs dried oregano

Cook sausage to browned crumble for about 4 minutes add onion bell pepper celery and mushroom stems and cook until softened; about 3 more minutes. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds.

transfer above to food processor and add half of total of each of the following bread crumbs, Parmesan, and parsley. Add 2 tbs dry spice mixture, and cream cheese and blend for 30 seconds, transfer to a bowl and hand mix in the egg until combined.

Place about 1/2 cup mixture into each mushroom cap.

Can be cooked in a Pizza hot oven on foil over cookie sheet or baking pan until done, about 5 minutes.

Remove caps from oven

Mix together remaining bread crumbs, Parmesan, and parsley; and spread over caps.

Put back in hot oven for another minute or so until browned.

Remove and serve with balsamic vinegar, and or EVOO to taste.

Enjoy

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Old 07-09-2012, 05:24 PM
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I know it has been a while since I posted regarding my progress and I apologize, Just thought I should post a photo of my landscaping and stairs to my pool from the oven.

The stairs are solid flamed carnelian red granite from Cold Spring Minnesota
6.25 X 18 X 48 inches each and weigh in at about 540 pounds.

The tomato plants to the left of the stairs are my attempt at growing San Marzano's in Minnesota.

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:52 PM
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Began work on my see thru door today, it will be stainless steel internal and insulation encapsulated about .75 thick with an outer layer of aluminum. The window is a glass top from a household fry pan.

I plan to use it when doing mid temp baking like breads and such that need to be viewed and monitored. I will use my highly insulated door when in long cooking cycles and when greater heat retention is required.

More photos to follow when I make more progress.

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Yarh me matey, tis a port hole........yarh....
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:05 PM
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Interesting idea Chip...I am curious to see how well it holds the heat. Perhaps an additional lid directly opposite the one you have would increase the insulating value if you conclude one is insufficient. Please let us know...
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:06 AM
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Yarh me matey, tis a port hole........yarh....
Arghh.. Guessin me haven the need to find me a nice Parrot bird, or monkey for me shoulder.

All riveted together with my land lubber stainless rivets still needs handles and a little adjustment before mounting the port hole glass.

Some left over FB board as the insulator only .75 thick.

Chip
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:11 AM
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Interesting idea Chip...I am curious to see how well it holds the heat. Perhaps an additional lid directly opposite the one you have would increase the insulating value if you conclude one is insufficient. Please let us know...
That is a good idea. since I bought the lid at a thrift store finding an exact match may be interesting. but I will try it with a single window first to see how it works. I would need to have one or the other glass windows removable to be able to clean the inside if needed.

I am planning on using High temp silicone to seal the glass window in place. and there is a small gap between the inner panel and the outer to try and reduce heat loss. The only contact points are where the rivet straps contact both surfaces. I may also add a wood layer on the outside to also reduce some of the heat loss.

First trial run will need to be next week sometime because the oven is to hot right now to do the final fitting

I will be putting something in the handle hole in the center maybe something nautical to appease Al.

Chip

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Old 09-08-2012, 11:38 AM
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Aye, it's ookin' great, Chip. Can't wait to see the shot of the artisan bread browning inside!
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