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Old 04-01-2012, 08:14 PM
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Hey Dino,

I have another question that I thought of as I am contemplating my own build and looking at yours. Looking at your concrete counter pictures I was wondering how you secured the new counter to the existing hearth? Were you just counting on the concrete to form enough of a bond to the hearth and cement board or did I miss something in your pictures? I went back and skimmed through your build thread but I didn't find anything that addressed this. Sorry if you have already explained it and I missed it.

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:57 AM
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Hi Nate: not sure if I answered your last post: I put lag-screws made for cement into the block base sticking up 2" and wired my rebar to it.

dsm asked me about my oven opening dimensions and the flare: so here is a pdf file of that detail. Any other help you need dsm, let me know.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:28 PM
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I've had a busy weekend of cooking in the wfo. I did a wide variety so I want to post a few pics.

I started friday with my cheese wrapped grape leaves on the Tuscan Grill. I posted the pics here:
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f31/...wfo-17838.html (Grape Leaves Wrapped Feta in WFO)

Then we made an heirloom tomato galette (open face tart) that I posted pics here:
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f25/...wfo-17917.html (Heirloom Tomato Galette WFO)

We had beer can chix with it, so that's nothing new but was delicous.

Then the next day we smoked 3 racks of ribs and 4 duck legs. We try to barely get the ribs done, then cut into groups of 4 and freeze them and whip them out and re-heat as appatizers for company or just fun thru the summer months.


and the duck legs


I know this is a "building" thread but thought I'd show these pics and links to show how fun it is to use the oven.
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I know this is a "building" thread but thought I'd show these pics and links to show how fun it is to use the oven.
You have built up my appetite big time, Great build!
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:53 PM
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Dino,

As always the food you are pulling out of your oven looks amazing. Nice job!!!

I know I just keep bothering you but I have another request. Would you be willing to share your CAD drawing of how you cut your fiber board? It would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-06-2012, 07:56 AM
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HI Nate: Sorry I forgot to reply. Hope it's not too late.

I'll see if I can find how I did it. having autocad to draw the 24" square boards and overlay them over my ovens outline help me squeeze out and use every inch of the stuff. I'll check my files soon.

take care, Dino
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Hi Dino

Good posts never die -they just attract more questions! :-)

What sort of mortar did you use on your vent/ chimney transition? As I have a heat gap, I'm thinking just normal Portland cement and sand will do, in a strong ratio. Or is it preferable to use the high heat mortar?
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Thanks Ken (and to Bill on his thread). I mortared in my duratech anchor plate last night. The 1st pick shows a water pan with my last 2 levels of bricks that I used to transfer my square opening into a round. The 6 bricks outside the water went on 1st, than a layer of mortar, then the anchor plate (I trimmed and ground out the round flange that drops down that shouldn't be there for our WFO use) then the "L" shaped bricks in the water locked it all in.

I'm going in 1 more time tonight, fill some joints on the arch facing into the oven, and re-mortar 2 entry bricks on the floor that came loose from me sliding in and out. Going to see if white vinegar removes the white powder on the bricks too. Ain't going in there with diluted pool acid any more. Then I'll let it dry a few days while I read all about curing fires. This is getting good!
I resized the attached pics, they'll open up fast. -Dino
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Hi JT,
I used the high-temp mix I used for the dome since I had all the portland/lime/fireclay dust/fine sand already on hand.

I have not followed any post about it but I would imagine others have asked that: ?may I switch to standard mortar mix for the transition and outer arches?

I would think that with a heat gap, it would be fine to use regular mortar, however, you still have very hot smoke going up the chimney. So, I guess I really don't know. You might ask John at http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/octoforno-7122.html (OctoForno) since he has a fire break (I don't) or start a thread.

PS: thanks about the "good posts"
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Roasting chicken thighs Greek Style and a homemade lasagna with 13 super thin layers of kitchen aid rolled pasta sheets for a summer swim party.
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Where did you get your two layer cooking racks from? Looks very useful.
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