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Old 03-15-2012, 02:58 AM
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Hi all, sorry for not contuing or updating this thread. I thank all for their input and advice. It sure would have been a a site and an experience to try and move the oven, whether it collapses into a pile of rubble or not.

Due to a death in the family, circumstances have changed and I cannot move it anymore. So I have decided to dismantle it and rebuild in its new location.

If anyone near me does decide to move an oven, I've got my hand raised and ready to volunteer in any way possible to help out.

Thanks,

Nicko
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:40 AM
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[QUOTE=waitingtocook;125582). Perhaps some old tyres ?

Nicko[/QUOTE]

When transporting oven kits I place an old large diam dirt bike front tyre on the pallet then put the supporting slab on it and everything else sits on top of that. Works really well, haven't had a failure yet. You can get these tyres for nothing from the bike shops as they are just rubbish for them, you may need four.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:10 PM
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Can you post pics of your oven as it is now? (Assuming you haven't taken it down yet.) I'm curious to see how it's set up so you can move it. I'd like to set mine up like that, in case I want to move it to another location in my yard. We plan to make lots of changes in my yard that will probably occur over a period of years, and it would be nice to be able to move it if need be. I can imagine a pallet under it, but that seems too weak to hold up for a few years. HOwever, seems you were able to pull it off.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:12 PM
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Hey Jim,

Here are some quick pics of my oven as it is now.I'll be sure to send you some more detailed ones once I start to take it apart. Feel free to pm me any questions. I've started to remove some of the exterior tiling from around the landing area, and the palms broke free of their constraints in the wind the lost few weeks and need to be trimmed off, so excuse them.

As you can see, I built the base out of red gum stumps, two legs across the front and four down each side. Each leg is two stumps thick, (two bolted together) The corner legs are 3 stumps, in an L shape. See the first 2 pics.

On top of each leg is another red gum post that runs across the width of the oven. Then on top of that, sits the pallet type arrangement. Not a pallet per se, but it leaves enough room between the pallet part and the horizontal posts to fit the fork lift into. The formwork for the concrete base was then built ontop of and around that. Then I edged it in red gum sleepers to give it rigidity. As you can see. As the majority of the weight f the oven is around the perimeter, it makes sense to have the most support on the edges.

I haven't taken the front sleeper off, but when I do, I'll show you a better pic of how it looks, which will give you a better idea of how the forklift can get access under.

A brick base is ideal, and my new oven will be permanent and on one, but this has served its purpose just fine and does not budge and inch! Plus, I get to burn all the red gum when I build my new oven. Kind of a circle of life type thing.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:22 PM
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-Sorry to hear about the death in the family. That sucks.
-Is it possible to dismantle brick and re use them? Won't the mortar be hard to remove?

Mike
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:48 PM
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for your thoughts.

I am now indeed hoping to take the oven apart and reuse the bricks in a new oven. I started a thread asking for any advice whatsoever on the subject,

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ion-17479.html (Deconstruction and reconstruction)

as I know nothing about it. I'm assuming the main issue will be clearing the mortar off of the bricks. A guy at Bunnings told me a pick axe works best. I'm thinking as all the bricks were cut in half to start with, I won't need to cut as many, and wont need a brick saw which will help with the $.

I can see me spending a few weekends hunched over chipping mortar away from the bricks. But in the meantime, its onto planning one last massive pizza party for the current oven. It will also double as a bit of a memorial for my uncle too, who loved the pizza from it, and insisted on an invite whenever it was fired.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:20 PM
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have you got/can borrow a compressor?
get an air chisel
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never tried but I have done a fair bit by hand and I would get one next time I had too.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:49 PM
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A tomahawk is a pretty good tool for cleaning off mortar from bricks.
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:12 AM
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Default Re: Moving My Oven, the miniseries. Part 1 - Introduction

Thanks guys,

Yes I have a compressor and I reckon for $50 for a pneumatic chisel its def worth a try.

If not, I'll go the tomahawk route. With 10 fingers to start with.....
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Moving My Oven, the miniseries. Part 1 - Introduction

Whatever happened here? Curious minds want to know.

Seems to me that the labor expenditure of dismantling just to save the bricks would be offset by selling the oven to the landlord and buying new bricks. Maybe even sell it for a new pallet of bricks, as it were.

If I was a landlord in this situation, that would certainly be worth it to me.

A yard with a WFO increases the value of the property, and also makes it more attractive to rent.
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