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Old 05-09-2012, 07:23 AM
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Damn that copper colored roof is gonna be pretty!


A front shot of the partially completed metal roof.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:50 AM
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Almost forgot the most important part, even though the oven is not finished it does not stop us from making pizza!



One of the first pies, yes, that is homemade mozzarella.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:51 AM
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The trap door on the back of the oven is a good idea. Do you have mud dobbing wasps in your area? If yes, you'll need to be sure that back door is air tight. An excellent job you've done Jaronimo. Your oven design is like the perfect sentence: It shows a complete thought!
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:17 AM
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We have some of those wasps, but lately we have to worry more about stink bugs getting into every crack. I did seal around the door pretty well with mortar, then ran a bead of silicone around the inside of the door to keep out bugs. Not sure if that will help, they seem to get in wherever they want anyway.

Thanks for the comments on the oven, they are appreciated. And the design changed slightly along the way, probably because it took so long to get to this point. I started it last summer thinking by fall we would be eating pizza. Then we got rained on 5 or 6 days a week, hurricanes and other storms kept dropping trees onto power lines so we spent many times without power, the longest was 7 days. Then it got cold, so I couldn't mix mortar when it was below 28 degrees, not that I wanted to when it was that cold.

I was always planning on a metal roof, it changed to copper when we bought a new Weber grill,
yes, it is in my living room, but I had to assemble it inside because it was raining. I ordered the roof of the pizza oven so it matches the Weber grills copper metallic color. You can't tell from the photo, but it certainly sparkles in the sun.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:25 AM
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Enjoyed your build. Excellent photos.

One minor thing I would consider is to provide your "attic" space with some ventilation. Perhaps a screened cutout in your chimney clean out door ?. This will help to ensure that your insulation stays dry.

Moisture will always find a way in, particular with concrete/masonry structures.

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Old 05-10-2012, 01:27 PM
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I am going to put a short section of screen at the peak under the roof cap and was planning on throwing in a few of those 3 inch circular screened vents under the eaves. Should be enough for that small roof area.

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Old 05-28-2012, 10:33 AM
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Ok, got some more work done on the roof.


Here is a picture of the oven roof next to my Weber, which inspired the color choice,


matches nicely, don't you think?
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:35 AM
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I then turned to the ugly base,


I started adding some bricks along the opening and filled in the rest with Pennsylvania field stone,


I finished off the brick arch in front,


I love the look of the brick and stone together.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:39 AM
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Since we had a party yesterday for Memorial Day, I have been trying to finish the oven all week. More work that I thought. But here is a side shot of the "almost" finished oven,


and here is a shot from the front,


I still have to mortar the stone joints, add soffit material under the roof, and a few other odds and ends, but hopefully it will be 100% finished in the next week or two.

ps: the party was a huge success! I made 42 pizzas, and everyone loved them.
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Jaronimo Great build I want to do one Also How much brick/concrete experience do you have? You talked about download plans can you tell me where? Thanks
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