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Old 07-10-2011, 01:01 PM
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Happy Birthday C - that's from the sunny South Lakes in the UK. For a change (and surprisingly) sunny indeed.

I was briefly puzzled by the note on irrigation lines too, my first thought was bread and steam.

We did pizza for anything from 4 to 16 - the latter requires either some careful planning and preparation, some cunning delegating (as in Tom Sawyer's fence painting), or both.

Talking about roofs - my single slope slate roof is probably slightly too flat, but there are no damp problems, even after serious near-horizontal downpours. And it is too windy here for leaves accumulating.

All the best once again,
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:28 PM
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Happy Birthday Christo!
You are quite lucky to have your birthday in the mid of summer so you can use your beautiful patio and pizza oven. Sounds like you're having a great birthday. I hope others helped with all those pizzas or is making them part of the birthday fun ?

take care, Dino
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:25 PM
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Happy belated birthday Christo!

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:26 AM
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Hi All!!!

It's been a while - I've been working on other projects and just enjoying the oven and patio.

The oven has seen a lot of use and we are having zero issues with it. The cracks that formed during the first firings have not gotten worse and I'm happy with that.

I burned some pine and other wood in my oven and the front got a good coating of soot on it. I've gone back to hickory and oak only and that seems to keep the soot at bay.

Had a small pizza party on Saturday about 12 neighbors came over and we had a great time - it's funny how when we have a party or get together at the house - they all expect the oven to be running!

Still making dough the forno way - everyone loves it. I have taken some short cuts to forming the dough and use a rolling pin - I like the texture of hand forming the crust - but the production aspect of rolling makes me enjoy more time with my guests.

Off topic but here's a pic of my car- 1954 Triumph TR2 - two days after waking it up from a 30 year sleep - I spent 4 months and had disassembled most of it - painted, reassembled(most of it) by 11:30pm the night before the car show. The next morning we drove it for the first time out of the neighborhood on a 4 and a half hours to a car show in Dobson, NC the next morning. Since I had run out of time, the car had no working electrics other than a brake light. I hot-wired it every time we ran it somewhere and charged the battery at the hotel parking lot. Oh and somehow got a second place finish at the show - musta been the sympathy vote!

All the best - I'm going to try to spend more time here again - I love the build pics. You folks are really bringing the game up to a new level.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:34 AM
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That car looks like a lot of fun!
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:56 AM
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[ I hot-wired it every time we ran it somewhere and charged the battery at the hotel parking lot. Oh and somehow got a second place finish at the show - musta been the sympathy vote!
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:51 PM
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Hey! Another Birthday - and another year of use of the oven.

Not any improvements - but we use it often and it's holding up very well.

I'm going to have to recoat the stucco or paint it as it's starting to look a bit shabby....
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:01 PM
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Hi Christo: happy birthday! and congratulations on another year of wfo cooking. Your thread is always fun to re-read.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:27 AM
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Happy Birthday Christo! Fantastic work.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:30 PM
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Happy belated birthday my friend. Always a pleasure hearing from you. Hope all is well with you and yours.
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