#21  
Old 10-17-2011, 08:32 PM
Mike D's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Berkeley, Ca.
Posts: 342
Default Re: First course

I know this sounds lame, but I would pull off what you have now and start it over again. Your not that far into the dome. And the amount of time you have already put into it (the stand an foundation), and the amount of time you have left would be a shame if you were to build an oven that you knew to be flawed.
-The insulation under all the bricks serves as a heat break. You soldiers will be moving your heat into your slab not back up into the dome.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-19-2011, 08:23 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Default Re: First course

I admire your views and ideas about building ovens. You're a great help. Thanks for the info. Good job.
__________________
We were born to succeed, not to fail.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-20-2011, 04:57 PM
benguilford's Avatar
Laborer
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 99
Default Re: First course

So what did you decide to do in the end Omaharosario?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-20-2011, 07:31 PM
Peasant
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bennington, NE
Posts: 46
Default Re: First course

Quote:
Originally Posted by benguilford View Post
So what did you decide to do in the end Omaharosario?
I think we are going to cut out 2" of the fire brick soldier course and the stuff all the insulation we can fit in and around the fire brick soldier course. then all will be floating on insulation. does this sound like a comparable change to fix things?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-20-2011, 08:32 PM
Les's Avatar
Les Les is offline
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 2,799
Default Re: First course

Oma,

I may have jumped the gun on my first post (using a smart phone, not much detail with the pic's) You have 50% of the soldier course above the floor. It's hard to believe that the brick can wick that much heat to ruin your build. It's does conduct heat but it's not like it's a solid bar of copper. It's not an ideal situation but may not be a disaster either. JMT

Les...
__________________
Check out my pictures here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 10-20-2011, 09:24 PM
christo's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 910
Default Re: First course

I tend to think like Les (scary, huh ) - 50% is better than 100% and most of us are just trying to make a few pizzas in the evening and don't care too much about retaining heat for baking bread the next morning.

If you fit into this category - I think you'll burn a bit more wood but you'll be fine with the changes you are making.

Can't wait to see more pics!!

Christo
__________________
My oven progress -

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Neil2's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 1,374
Default Re: First course

"I think we are going to cut out 2" of the fire brick soldier course and the stuff all the insulation we can fit in"

Just pull them up and relay them. This might tale less time and trouble.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10-21-2011, 06:35 PM
Peasant
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bennington, NE
Posts: 46
Default Re: First course

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil2 View Post
"I think we are going to cut out 2" of the fire brick soldier course and the stuff all the insulation we can fit in"

Just pull them up and relay them. This might tale less time and trouble.
I am a little worried about not being able to use the FB after we pull them off. I am thinking they are going to be all gumed up with mortar?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-21-2011, 07:20 PM
GianniFocaccia's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Disneyland, CA
Posts: 1,312
Default Re: First course

When I pulled my soldiers apart most of the mortar came off easily. The stubborn pieces were easily removed with an angle grinder.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC