#11  
Old 10-05-2009, 03:00 AM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,436
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

Hi Plootsnot,,
Nice looking build, My only concern is that your arch is going to be very long, Are you able to see in the oven easily and add wood, Also reach in with tools and turn the pizza's sometimes the pictures can be deceiving and its hard to tell....

Mark
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-05-2009, 09:11 AM
plootsnot's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Holland
Posts: 26
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the feedback. I dont know the answer this being my first build but it seems to be ok. If your commenting about the distance from the front tip of the "structuraal layer" to the middle of the oven yeah its a bit of a stretch, but when you stand next to the oven with that tip to your right (I'm right handed), Im actually closer than most people would be who have built a "shelf" in front of the landing. Will let you know once I get going. One thing for sure, crawling in there on my back was a major pain in the ass but shouldn't need to be doing that regularly if at all.

Regards,

Kurt
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-12-2009, 01:43 PM
plootsnot's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Holland
Posts: 26
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

New pics of the 5th firing. Have a few hairline cracks now and the one at the very top of the dome is letting a small but steady amount of smoke or possibly steam thru. Wondering if this is going to be a problem?
Attached Thumbnails
Oven build in Holland-dscn2754.jpg   Oven build in Holland-dscn2755.jpg   Oven build in Holland-dscn2749.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-12-2009, 02:04 PM
Alter ego's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 188
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

Kurt,

My oven build that I have just started is similar to yours in that it is right in the corner of a fence. Did you have any particular method for working at the back of your dome where access is limited?

Paul
__________________
Paul

Deficio est nusquam tamen vicis ut satus iterum
(Failure is nothing but the opportunity to start again)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-12-2009, 02:36 PM
plootsnot's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Holland
Posts: 26
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

Hi Paul,

My particular method was that I had recently built the fence and left the corner panels attached with only a few screws. They are removable! But in all fairness it was only neccessary to lift them out when we poured the structure hearth. I think that could have also been done from only two sides with a little more effort. As far as the dome, no I stood in the middle and added bricks around me until it got to small to stand in. Then I just stood on the landing and worked from there. You should be good, just get a good ladder and keep the beer count down while climbing. Just curious: XXXX or Victoria Bitter?

Enjoy!

Kurt
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-12-2009, 02:36 PM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,436
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

hey ploot,,
probably just steam,, never worry about cracks until you can see daylight thru them...

Cheers
Mark
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-12-2009, 02:39 PM
jmhepworth's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kaysville, Utah
Posts: 291
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

We call the cracks "expansion joints."

Joe
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-12-2009, 02:40 PM
Laborer
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 63
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

Quote:
Originally Posted by plootsnot View Post
Hi Paul,
You should be good, just get a good ladder and keep the beer count down while climbing. Just curious: XXXX or Victoria Bitter?
Kurt
LoL, being a Newcastle boy he'll probably say Tooheys or something.
VB rules!
Paul
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-12-2009, 03:00 PM
Alter ego's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 188
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

Quote:
Originally Posted by plootsnot View Post
Just curious: XXXX or Victoria Bitter?
Just as life is too short to eat bad pizza, it is also too short to drink poor beer so no VB or XXXX will take part in my oven build. In defence of my alcholism, most of the empty bottles are low alcohol beer but there is a mixture of Boags, Coopers, Little Creatures and Barons
__________________
Paul

Deficio est nusquam tamen vicis ut satus iterum
(Failure is nothing but the opportunity to start again)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-15-2009, 01:05 PM
plootsnot's Avatar
Peasant
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Holland
Posts: 26
Default Re: Oven build in Holland

7th curing fire today got pretty hot, cracks opened up to the point where I can look thru them and a small amount of smoke was coming out, see pictures.

Just did a search of "cracks" on this forum and found quite a few people with similar "expansion joints". This being my first build I have no idea if itís going to be an issue. It seems the general opinion that as long as the dome is structurally sound it should be ok. Should I be worried that I can see thru most of the cracks?

Gravity being what it is I can't see the oven moving to the point where it will all come tumbling down. I plan to use a superwool blanket over the dome then vermucrete. Am I on the right track to assume the dome should be able to expand into the superwool and and not significantly move the outer layer of vermucrete?

Thanks for any tips.

Weather permitting first pizzas TOMMORROW!
Attached Thumbnails
Oven build in Holland-dscn2769.jpg   Oven build in Holland-dscn2770.jpg  
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oven Curing james Firing Your Oven 335 07-15-2014 07:12 PM
Why Italian Wood-Fired Ovens are Round james Newbie Forum 50 04-01-2014 09:14 PM
How much did it cost to build your oven? fullback66 Getting Started 41 09-04-2013 02:37 AM
advice needed on time needed to build oven dome builder brad Pompeii Oven Construction 28 08-13-2008 03:51 PM
Which brick oven to build? Yahoo-Archive Getting Started 0 03-20-2005 02:09 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:24 PM.

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