Go Back   Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community > Good Background Information > Brick Oven Photos

Like Tree7Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-06-2013, 09:40 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: virginia
Posts: 106
Default 42" build in Virginia

I thought I would share some photos of my progress, as today we are being snowed in with only generator power and plenty of time on my hands.

Thanks for the forum members and all the great tips. I sincerely appreciate those that offer so much of their time in the service of helping others enjoy great pizza.

I started this project to get the kids outside and learning to create something with their own hands instead of becoming nintendo superstars. (Although I am grateful to have a couple of big strong boys to help with the concrete).

As soon as the weather breaks and I find some insulating board, I will be ready to start the dome. yippee!!!!!!

42" build in Virginia-nice-have-friend-tractor.jpg

42" build in Virginia-forms-foundation1.jpg

42" build in Virginia-ready-rebar.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-06-2013, 10:02 AM
stonecutter's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Carolina,USA
Posts: 1,860
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

looks good so far, keep the forum updated!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Current WFO build -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
John Ruskin
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-06-2013, 10:08 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: virginia
Posts: 106
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

More progress pics as requested

42" build in Virginia-pouring-slab.jpg

42" build in Virginia-65-80lbs-bags-crete.jpg

42" build in Virginia-helps-have-strong-sons.jpg

42" build in Virginia-lots-help.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: virginia
Posts: 106
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

I ended a renting a mixer to help with the foundation pour. I almost bought a cheap one from Harbor freight but decided to just let the big boys get some exercise when we did the hearth.

For those looking for materials in Central Virginia, I found most of what I have used so far at Lowes for the concrete bags, but the brick, block and mortar was less expensive at the masonry supplier Shade and Wise.

Some pics of the completed stand, I used a center row for support, and two openings for storage

42" build in Virginia-cores-filled-bagged.jpg

I had some leftover durarock panels that I decided to use now for the tray. I supported with a couple of columns of block and brick on the underside and taped the seams. This worked out really well and I felt a lot easier than using the plywood sections.

42" build in Virginia-durorock-tray.jpg
42" build in Virginia-building-tray.jpg

I was short two bags of concrete so I sent one of my sons for supplies while we continued to work. Anthony came up with a nice way of getting the concrete up to the hearth.
This save a lot of time and he is strong enough to balance the wheelbarrow while rolling up the ramp. I made sure the form was well supported and secured, using metal fence posts on angle and vetical supports. Each bag was 80 lbs. If I had to do this alone, I would have gone for the 60lb bags.

[ATTACH]42" build in Virginia-pouring-hearth.jpg[/ATTACH]
Attached Thumbnails
42" build in Virginia-anthonys-inovated-hearth-pouring.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-06-2013, 10:30 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: virginia
Posts: 106
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

Now a pic of the winter storm putting a damper on my progress.42" build in Virginia-winter-snow-slows-progrss.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-06-2013, 01:53 PM
UtahBeehiver's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 1,872
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

Nice start, looks like you have some good helpers..........keep sending the pics.
__________________
Russell

Experiences are the names I call my mistakes!

Link to my build -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Picassa Picture Log
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-13-2013, 04:01 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: virginia
Posts: 106
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

Who the hell wanted to build a damn pizza oven anyway?:ad:

My camera is destroyed with brick dust, my sinuses are clogged and my eyes are weaping......that's with all the proper eye and respirator wear.............................................. .I Love It:

OK. I am using my daughters 3g camera, but pics no the less. At least I still have all my fingers.

42" build in Virginia-va-tech-1st-course.jpg

42" build in Virginia-first-course.jpg
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-13-2013, 04:40 PM
Laurentius's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Japan
Posts: 847
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

[QUOTE=fabby;147663]Who the hell wanted to build a damn pizza oven anyway?:ad:

My camera is destroyed with brick dust, my sinuses are clogged and my eyes are weaping......that's with all the proper eye and respirator wear.............................................. .I Love It:

OK. I am using my daughters 3g camera, but pics no the less. At least I still have all my fingers.

Attachment 34254

Attachment 34255[/QUOTE

Wait until you finish cutting bricks, before you tally up your fingers and your toes!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-20-2013, 05:21 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: virginia
Posts: 106
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

Some progress shots. Notice I have switched from Yeungling to Red Hook.............It was on sale

42" build in Virginia-fourth-course.jpg;42" build in Virginia-setting-angle.jpg;42" build in Virginia-dont-look-red-hook-beer.jpg

If you closely at the courses, some of the bricks dont line up the best. I have started adding a 1/2 brick to keep the courses offset. Is that OK?

thanks again for all the help.
Attached Thumbnails
42" build in Virginia-course5.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-20-2013, 10:46 PM
brickie in oz's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Whittlesea
Posts: 3,455
Default Re: 42" build in Virginia

Nice use of snap headers, I dont know why more ppl dont use them, nice tight joints too.

Just a tip, start from the back of the oven overlapping the bricks by half, that way all the fiddly little bits will be out of view against the arch at the front.
__________________
The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by brickie in oz; 03-20-2013 at 10:51 PM.
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
Rome wasn't built in a day and neither will my oven - 42" Pompeii Oven Build Seattle OceanPizza Getting Started 5 07-10-2013 04:52 PM
My Build 42" oven GT gtofani Pompeii Oven Construction 90 01-11-2012 11:26 AM
Virginia Beach 42" WFO RES10CUE Getting Started 42 10-21-2011 01:18 PM
Upper Valley Of NH 42" Oven Build pduany Brick Oven Photos 6 08-09-2010 03:09 PM
Mortar required to build a 42" dome james Pompeii Oven Construction 3 10-12-2006 12:31 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:29 AM.

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