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waynespizzaworld 01-26-2011 08:26 AM

Dome height on 42 Pompeii
 
Just double checking on dome height for the Pompeii 42". A few years back when I built my first 36" inch Pompeii I built the rotating jig for brick placement so it went from an 18 inch radius to a 19" inside dome height. I think the plans at that time had the height spec at 1 inch greater than the ID of the oven.

My question is have things changed now so folks are just going with the ID of the oven as the formula for the inside height?

The plans I downloaded a while back say 21" height for a 42 ID oven.

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dmun 01-26-2011 08:49 AM

Re: Dome height on 42 Pompeii
 
Yes, the standard pompeii is hemispherical, hence a 42 diameter would have a 21 radius.

100million 01-27-2011 01:23 PM

Re: Dome height on 42 Pompeii
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmun (Post 106720)
Yes, the standard pompeii is hemispherical, hence a 42 diameter would have a 21 radius.

This is true unless you are building a Low Dome Pizza only oven :)

Muscats 01-27-2011 09:02 PM

Re: Dome height on 42 Pompeii
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 100million (Post 106813)
This is true unless you are building a Low Dome Pizza only oven :)

or a hybrid, basically, either the radius of the dome (i.e 21 inches) or less

Neil2 01-28-2011 10:52 AM

Re: Dome height on 42 Pompeii
 
A low dome is optimal for pizza but will also cook everything else more than adequately.

An elliptical shape with the dome height 90 to 95% of the radius is what I recommend, especially on a larger oven like a 42 inch. If you were building a smaller oven you may want to stick to a hemispherical shape.


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