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Old 07-12-2013, 12:31 PM
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I wanted to thank all of the wonderful, knowledgeable people here that make this a terrific source of information!

We're in the downhill stretch of our pizza oven installation, so I thought I'd post a few details. We had an existing small barbecue open on two sides which contained our gas grill and wood smoker. After getting enthused about wood-burning pizza ovens here, I decided to expand the barbecue into a large full-fledged covered outdoor kitchen with a corner installation of the pizza oven. I have tons and tons of admiration for everyone here who has built their own oven (and it seems that just about everyone does it themselves!) but I have neither the ability nor inclination to do the work myself. I wasn't sure whether we could find a local mason who knew how to properly build an oven, and there seemed to be plenty of contractor horror stories, so I decided to go with the Artigiano, which has the dome part pre-built. It is a gorgeous oven. The masons built a stone surround using Oklahoma Silvermist stone.

The up side of buying the oven partly pre-built is that I know it's constructed correctly. The down side is that it's really heavy. It took four strong men and some ingenuity to lift it into place.

Another difference in having the oven structure constructed by someone else vs doing it yourself is that there is no time to ponder anything! I was glad I had read a lot on this forum before construction began.

There is still some work to finish the counters, plumbing, and electrical, but I'm looking forward to our first pizza!

P.S. It turns out that our mason had built a wood burning pizza oven once before a few years ago, and he had kept the instructions that the owner had provided him, which he brought to show me. Guess what it was? A Forno Bravo Pompeii oven!
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I'm too computer dumb to do it but if you know how to, why dontcha post some pictures and show'em how we roll in Texas.I haven't seen a lot of Artigianos done so I'm looking forward to see you alls take on one.

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Old 08-04-2013, 12:29 AM
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Thanks, Bill. I put the pictures to date in an album, and let's see if this links to it:
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Hope it's not too boring!

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Old 08-04-2013, 01:32 AM
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Posting pics.

Down the bottom of the post or reply page, same beast, there is a manage attachments clickable, click, browse for pic, upload.

The pic needs to be small otherwise it wont upload.

Any links to the web with pics will be moderated just in case they are unsavory.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:58 PM
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Thanks, Al. Do you think I should post pictures here in the thread instead of in the album, or were you just saying how to do it?
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Thanks, Al. Do you think I should post pictures here in the thread instead of in the album, or were you just saying how to do it?
Pictures as part of the thread are helpful because you get to see things at the same time as reading the post.

Not all pictures need to be posted in the thread but ones that help with clarification or those that are so beautiful that you just can not resist putting them up at every opportunity.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:01 PM
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Gotcha. I don't know about "too beautiful to resist", but here's a before and after.
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Very nice work looks like a great place to get some real cooking done.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:54 PM
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Yea that's a nice little Texas set up.Please keep the pictures coming.This looks epic

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Looks very nice! Any pics of the insides ? Gotta insulate and separate the oven from that combustible wood frame. They get very hot.
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