#1  
Old 05-16-2008, 05:45 AM
dougrappe's Avatar
Laborer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: chicago
Posts: 71
Default almost ready to go in Chicago

Hi Everyone, this forum is really a fantastic resource, I am getting close to getting started on an oven in Chicago, I am pretty much committed to proceeding with a 36" dia oven on a solid limestone stand (built from salvaged foundation material) oven enclosure yet to be determined, I plan to build the higher tuscan dome type, which seems a bit more suited to my needs, (and maybe more fun to build?) I'd be interested in hearing about other ovens in urban city yards.

Thanks,

Doug
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-16-2008, 06:21 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 174
Default Re: almost ready to go in Chicago

Congratulations, and have fun with your project. Its a little unnerving to plunge into these uncharted waters (I had NO building experience whatever), but it is so satisfying to cook in an oven that you built yourself and see what artistic flair arises in the process. Good luck
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-16-2008, 08:20 AM
dmun's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey USA
Posts: 4,216
Default Re: almost ready to go in Chicago

The challenge to urban constructors is chimney height. Code calls for 2 feet above anything within 10 feet, and population density would mean low chimney = irate neighbors. Urban building inspectors have less of a laise-faire attitude, as well.

I'm in a fairly dense inner suburb. My chimney is twenty feet off the ground.
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
Almost ready to start..... Eddie4 Getting Started 10 04-23-2008 12:28 PM
Ready to Role Up My Sleeves swripley Introductions 17 05-29-2007 04:44 PM
Chicago Tribune Article mgraban Brick Oven Restaurant Reviews 3 02-26-2007 03:01 PM
Grupo di Amici, Chicago james Brick Oven Restaurant Reviews 2 02-18-2007 06:17 PM
Chicago Brick Oven james Brick Oven Photos 1 08-27-2006 12:12 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:46 PM.

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