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Old 05-28-2013, 12:52 PM
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Hi oven-enthusiasts!
We're building, or rater placing, a ready-made oven in our garden soon. I'm quite impressed with all the projects I see on the site. Ours will be quite humble in comparison.
I hope to find some tips and ideas on the site.

Last weekend we completed the base of the oven, which is planned to arrive from Italy this weekend. I can upload a picture of the oven in its place if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:45 PM
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Please do,
Everyone is interested .
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:28 AM
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That's good to know! I almost overslept this morning because last night I spent a little too much time reading the forum and the rest of the site. Some good ideas that I didn't think of myself, like moving the fire to the side of the oven instead of the back. Great to have this kind of resource!
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:29 PM
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Okay so here goes the first bit of our construction.

Last week: building the oven base (and a flower bed along the wall), they'll both receive a layer of stucco later.
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The oven arrives
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Placing an oven takes some thought!
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The result
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First small fire
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Keeping a fire this small alive is actually quite hard!

We've fired for about 6 hours @ about 100 deg. C today, tomorrow I'll build the fire a bit bigger.
Next weekend there will not be much construction time due to obligations elsewhere, but soon we hope to put a layer of stucco on the oven base and the flower bed. Then we have to build the workbench to the left and add an extra layer of insulation around the oven. I was planning to use rockwool for that, as it is readily available here.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:57 PM
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I noticed that you hav'nt put any insulation under the oven base....Having a similiar oven, I would sugest that, if is not to late...
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:17 PM
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I'll keep the insulation in mind, however the bottom already seems quite thick. Currently it has not risen above 25 C during firing.
The first hairline cracks have appeared in the dome. And although I knew it would happen it's still a nasty thing to see.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:26 PM
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Carani

is your oven "pre-insulated" underneath? If not then I strongly agree with thickstrings - insulation underneath is important.

Nice looking oven!!

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:01 PM
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Carani

is your oven "pre-insulated" underneath? If not then I strongly agree with thickstrings - insulation underneath is important.

Nice looking oven!!

Neil
Door on the outside of the flue, not so nice.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:15 PM
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Sorry I don't understand the door remark. I infer from your remark that a door outside the flue is bad somehow?

I get that a readymade oven may have some downsides compared to a well-executed selfbuild. For our budget and ability however, a readymade oven is a good choice.
I appreciate the pointers and ideas I get from remarks in this thread and things I read in other threads, helping me to make the best of the oven, especially the insulating that we're going to do.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:39 AM
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I' m sure you will find your oven works well for you. From my experience the second two ovens I built had their flues inside the oven chamber just like yours. I have found that the flue outside the oven chamber to be a superior design. For cooking pizza there is not much difference because you cook with the door off or open, but for roasting or baking you lose too much heat out the flue. Open the door, cold air in and hot air out the flue. This problem can be alleviated to a certain extent by having a damper on the flue that can be closed. It is not evident from the photos whether you have one or not.

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