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Old 02-15-2008, 01:54 PM
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Fellow Aussies,

can anyone enlighten me as to good places to buy WFO tools?

I need such items as a brush, coal rake, round peel, thermometer etc.

In Melbourne or with delivery to Melbourne (Bayside area is best)

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Old 02-15-2008, 06:47 PM
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Hello there!

Got a s/s coal rake and round s/s peel from Field Furnace Refractories in Sydney - they may or may not deliver, check out their website...

Bought am infrared thermometer with laser pointer from a store on ebay.au, search under AHJ Systems. My model is called 8895, and from memory it was under $A150...

No luck so far with a brass brush - bought an interim barbeque brush from BBQs Galore, $A20. Interestingly, the FB shop site lists a brass brush, but doesn't show any...

Let me know if you find one, ta.

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Old 02-17-2008, 03:42 AM
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Fellow Aussies,

can anyone enlighten me as to good places to buy WFO tools?

I need such items as a brush, coal rake, round peel, thermometer etc.

In Melbourne or with delivery to Melbourne (Bayside area is best)
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Hi, there is a commercial pizza/take away supply company in Plenty rd Preston.
144 Plenty Rd ,Preston, (03) 9480 3777

There are some others -try yellow pages-try -Catering Equipment, Supplies &/or Service
hope this helps>regards, foggyforge
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:51 PM
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For those in Melbourne who are interested there is a supplier of all things WFO in Dandenong. Including a range of tools.

Also there are some oven supplers in Coburg (of course). I'll check these out during the week.

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Old 03-09-2008, 04:38 PM
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Found a great shop for peels, brass brushes, shovels etc in Preston called Costante Imports. Phone number 03 9484 7948.

Typical Italian all things tomato, wine, pasta, pizza and concrete!

Also just bought a IR termometer on eBay (.au) for $65. Hopefully this will stop my next pizza spontaneously, instantaneously combusting!

I'll post a report on the themometer when it arrives and has been tested. It's an AHJ Mini rated from -40c to 500c
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great thinks...I'll keep it in mind.
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Check this product out too.

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Old 12-25-2013, 06:44 PM
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Most of the things you need can be quite easily and cheaply fabricated. I have used aluminium sheet and wooden handles for most of it. The curved rake that I use to move coals around has an aluminium tube handle to cop the heat of that job. The brush is a brickies brush from Bunnies with a block drilled out for fitting a handle screwed to it. Provided you keep it out of the coals and flames it is fine. I have been using this for >6 mths and it has plenty left in it. Just a few screws to replace it if needed. The shovel is a small galvanised job with a longer handle attached from the same place. The 3 pronged hoe is part of a childs gardening set.

I am loathe to use any metal brushes in there, bristles shed and break off and they are going to end up somewhere - a bit of ash will not kill.

The whole lot cost me some hours (not many) and about $60. The IR Thermometer was off EBay for about $25 and works fine even it does not get much use anymore.

That is my take on it and there is plenty more on a thread "Show Me Your Tools".

Depends on how deep your pockets are I guess.
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Thanks Greenman I know where to get the brush now. I have worked the isles looking for that type of Brush.
Your shovel looks very familiar picked up 2 of those.

what is that hook thing you have made?
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:55 AM
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Hey Colin

The 'hook thing' I use for moving the fire from one place to another. It is either/both left or right handed and is also handy for getting the cold ash in one pile to shovel out. The curves shape helps rake it from around the edge of the dome.

I got the idea for the hook thing (someone should come up with a trendy name for it) from the forum. Someone else gets the creds for it but is a very handy thing for consolidating the fire or moving it around.

I cooked pizza tonight and the only tools used were the hook thing, the brush and the small peel.
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