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Old 04-17-2008, 10:41 AM
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Default Beehive (round) Brick oven in Greensboro NC

I got these round foundation bricks from an old chimney from a textile mill here in town.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:13 AM
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Wow, I love what you did with the stand! That's some nice masonry with beautiful bricks.
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Old 04-18-2008, 06:30 AM
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Wow!! I guess having radiused bricks gives one a whole nuther way to look at making a base.

Very cool!!

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Old 04-18-2008, 07:44 AM
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Radiused bricks you just picked up from a chimney at an old mill...how lucky are you!...I am sooo jealous...Oh and great work you lucky so and so
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:13 AM
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Please tell me you're a professional mason... That's phenomenal work.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:58 AM
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thank you for the comments, I am not a mason, never laid a brick in my life. I am designing on the fly from material on my father-in-law's construction office. I am not going to pour a shelf for the oven, he had some cement window sills, 50" long 3 " thick and 6 inches wide with rebar already in them. He had plenty of steel so I am just going to lay the window sills on the steel angle beams for a slab. then pour vermiculite and FB board under the fire brick floor. A lot easier than pouring cement. I tried that, never again. So far all materials have been free. But I am gong to blow the bank on insulation from FB. I will show you a pic of the cement window sills when I get back to work in 2 weeks.
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:06 PM
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Why is it that I cant find anybody around that is as excited as I am about building this oven? My wife thinks I am an idiot. My neighbors think I am weird, everyone at work just looks at me like "why would anyone want to build one of those?" "have you ever heard of Dominoes?" I think everyone should want to build one. why dont they? Is it really just an excuse to drink beer? Is this what it is like to get old?
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:12 PM
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Honestly, I don't know why anybody thinks Domino's is actually pizza. Of all the store-bought pizza I've ever had, it's hands down the worst.

I expect many of the skeptics will come around when you feed them the real thing. In the mean time, if it's also an excuse to drink beer, so much the better.

Hang in there!

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Old 04-18-2008, 02:26 PM
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Why is it that I cant find anybody around that is as excited as I am about building this oven? My wife thinks I am an idiot. My neighbors think I am weird, everyone at work just looks at me like "why would anyone want to build one of those?"
I have also received weird looks from people when I tell them what I'm up to. I'm sure the neighbors probably talk about me as the goofy pilot with the eyesore in the side yard .

I'm lucky that my wife and kids share "the vision" along with me. All it took to win over my wife's family was some pizza and focaccia appetizers I cooked during the fall curing fires.

I suspect my mom thought I was nuts until she found out this thing could also cook bread.

Trust me... any non-believers will be BLOWN AWAY when they see you pull real pizza out of that thing.
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YOu should just let them think it's a special kind of barbeque cooker/smoker...then when it actually is an oven you will give them one hell of a surprise...and like the others said it will be an eye-opening experience for all those skeptics!
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