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Old 03-11-2007, 07:38 PM
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Hey James, i just downloaded the plans. Still waiting for the email but thought i would say thank you to everyone who put them together. Im sure they will help me to realize my own oven this summer. I am a bit currious why a store that makes and sells ovens would post how to make your own, but im not complaining. Acutually im very greatfull.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:13 AM
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JC and Pete, yes, I had started to think that I was creating a lot of hassle to save 1MB of download time. That's the gear-head in me. I will be posting a standard .pdf file later today, so folks won't have to worry about compression.

Keith, I decided a few years ago that the best way for Forno Bravo to be successful would be to expand the understanding of wood-fired ovens in the English-speaking world. So, we created the plans and give them away for free. I think it's a real win-win situation. A large number of Pompeii Ovens have been built all over the world, which is great, and Forno Bravo (the company) is doing very well. Not every one has the skill or patience to build a brick oven -- one brick at a time, so for everyone else, there are the Forno Bravo ovens, plus tools, accessories, pizza ingredients, etc. .

Everyone shares recipes, techniques, photos, etc., which is good for the community. My background is the computer industry, and I took Open Source software as something of a role model for the Pompeii Oven plans.

So, welcome to the community and enjoy your project!
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:24 AM
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OK, I have done another round of edits on the plans, incorporating CJ's comments, so we are at V1.2. I have posted that to the FB Store, and did not compress it, so it will play right as you download it.

If you want the new version and have already registered and downloaded V1.1, send me an email and I will forward it to you. Otherwise, you can go to the FB Store and find it there.

Phew.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:06 PM
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I am not sure if the cost of bricks has been updated - last time I check you are quoting 2004 prices. Anyone have costing for:
standard size clay brick
standard size cement brick
hollow block
what you paid for a fire brick

Pg 31 states that there is a discourse of how to measure and cut your bricks into taper in the Appendix. I believe this was a mathematical piece and might have also made reference to a commercially available product. it didn't make it to the appendix - redact the sentance
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:46 PM
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standard size clay brick
$0.50 at Home Depot

standard size cement brick
Like a Paver?


hollow block
8x8x16 = $1.20

what you paid for a fire brick
$1.15

In Austin, TX, USA.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:34 AM
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I am not sure if the cost of bricks has been updated - last time I check you are quoting 2004 prices. Anyone have costing for:
standard size clay brick
standard size cement brick
hollow block
what you paid for a fire brick

Pg 31 states that there is a discourse of how to measure and cut your bricks into taper in the Appendix. I believe this was a mathematical piece and might have also made reference to a commercially available product. it didn't make it to the appendix - redact the sentance
Hey Patrick,

I'm not sure we can really get very accurate with prices. Costs vary across the states, and vary widely around the world. I have tried to say that the costs we show are rough estimates, in dollars, to give you an idea of what to shop for.

I can go back and add the calculations for tapering bricks. Does it seem valuable to you?
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:16 AM
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Being a virtual builder now for well over a year and considering what my skills are I am interested in the concept of tapering to get a tight brick to brick fit. But that is just because I am an engineer and the math was real fun to go through. For all practicality, unless I am willing to go the DMUN route and use a minimal amount of "glue" I will not be tapering my bricks. One but to that, I will wedge the first course after the soldier course and obviously make the necessary keystone brick for each course.
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:14 AM
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I will cue them up for the next time we rev. the document. There's no harm showing the calculations (though they looked pretty scary to me).

Patrick, could you do me a favor. I just made a Poll (pretty cool) asking whether folks were interested more in having two cookbooks (pizza and everything else), or one big cookbook. Could have a look, and vote. It will get the poll results going. Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:00 AM
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done and I got a morning chucle out of it. When I voted the majority of folks said one monster book. In fact it was not even close 100% saids one book. I voted, and unlike here at my job where i get to vote my 49% I evened things up. As I left it it was neck and neck split evenly down the sides. Of course only 2 of us had voted.

Not to highjack this thread but I said 2, as the nature of this forum is Pizza Ovens ala the Pompeii design. And then we tangent!
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:41 AM
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cant get these plans will not let me in
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