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Old 07-01-2009, 11:13 PM
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Looks good so far!
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:35 AM
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Managed to get a bit done this weekend.
Got my 3rd and 4th rows up as well as my arch mortared into place





It is great cause it is already curving in heaps. Biggest pain at the moment is the oven isn't really big enough to crouch inside the oven when cleaning the mortar joints and the roof is too low to stand up - makes my legs hurt just thinking about it.

The more I read and think about this oven the more excited about the retained heat cooking. I know the pizzas are going to be good but its the breads and roasts that is making my mouth water. So i figured I should learn how to make bread and followed the ciabatta recipee on this website and it turned out pretty well for a first go - all by hand too - no mixers or bread machine.



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James
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Old 07-06-2009, 04:39 PM
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G'day James,
Just wondering where you ordered you bricks & blanket from?

Too bad that firebrick place in Newcastle shut in the 80's....

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Old 07-06-2009, 05:07 PM
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Mitchamus, if you are in NSW try Field Furnace Refractories on 0297291799 or if in southern states try Refractory and Ceramics on 0395604477.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:14 PM
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thanks, I did get my stuff from FFR, I just thought you might have found something closer to home. (I'm on the central coast)

It seems strange with all the steelworks in Newcastle, that there are no refractory business still there... even though BHP is gone.. there are still loads of steel/metal mills.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:35 PM
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Still got Shinigawa and Calderys aroung the 'gong. Bigger players that dont show much interest in looking after our WFO requirements.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:04 PM
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I got all my bricks, blanket and vermiculite through Field Furnace Refractories in Wetherill Park Sydney
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:51 AM
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I am a bit excited - I close the dome off today

I have tomorrow off work and the plan is to do all the vent/arch area and then I am on holidays for a week which is perfect curing time. get back and start heating this badboy up ready for birthday pizzas on the 24th July.


It is a bit of a tight squeeze between the roof and the top of the oven.

Nice and round. I had a bit of a dip in the first row which went over the top of the arch but I added 3 small wedges of bricks under the next ring which brought it back into round



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Old 07-12-2009, 04:52 AM
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and a few pics of the completed dome




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Old 07-13-2009, 09:31 PM
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Nice job James,
have you started your drying fires yet?

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