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Old 06-24-2013, 03:05 PM
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Looks real good and seems quick and easy.

Was the steel arch for brick cutting convenience or aesthetics ?
Are you concerned it will draw lots of heat out of the oven?
Are you concerned it will heat and distort at a different rate to the bricks and cause problems down the track?
The steel arch is there for a couple of reasons:

- all commercial Neapolitan ovens have a steel arch/entry.
- the previous oven I did had a cast vent (doing it in brick was beyond me..) and I wanted to do something more traditional.

Re expansion, cracking etc: Like I said above, all Neapolitan ovens have a steel arch and have been built like that for many, many years (centuries). So if there was going to be an issue, they would have found out about it by now.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:08 PM
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It looks from the photos that you have already started curing.
True, but without a proper vent, I ended up getting so much smoke in my face, that I started smelling like a smoked sausage.

So decided to wait with further curing until perlite and vent were in place.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:21 PM
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True, but without a proper vent, I ended up getting so much smoke in my face, that I started smelling like a smoked sausage.

So decided to wait with further curing until perlite and vent were in place.
How is it coming along?
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:50 AM
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Hi Pete.Oven looking great.Im at the stage of about to build my dome.What mortar did you us??And where did you get it??Cheers Andrew
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