#1  
Old 06-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Haddam, CT
Posts: 13
Default Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

Hi everyone! Just joined after reading so many pages and pages of info here. Entire family is looking forward to a pizza oven.

Today I'm about to finish the patio (1800sq ft). Just have to compact and get the poly sand in and watered.

Next is the outdoor kitchen with the pizza oven on the end. Hoping to start that next week once we finalize the design.

I'm thinking of doing a 36" WFO. Is that a good size for regular family use?

I found (well someone else found them for me) someone in CT selling 8"x4.5"x2.5" firebricks. I can't figure out how many I need for this size oven.
I'm guessing I need to cut them down to 2.5" squares" (tapered according to the pompeii dome calc).

Thanks all!
Rob
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-24-2014, 09:49 AM
deejayoh's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,379
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

Welcome! 36 inches is a great size oven for a family. Good balance between big enough for a couple pizzas and small enough that you don't need to burn down a whole forest.

You'll need ~180 bricks. Maybe 200 to be safe if they are cheap. Snap those suckers up. But are you sure they aren't 9" long? That is the standard size. You cut them in two and get 4.5 x 4.5 x 2" squares to build your dome out of.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-24-2014, 09:58 AM
hodgey1's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NW Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 321
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

Quote:
Originally Posted by Robl View Post
Hi everyone! Just joined after reading so many pages and pages of info here. Entire family is looking forward to a pizza oven.

Today I'm about to finish the patio (1800sq ft). Just have to compact and get the poly sand in and watered.

Next is the outdoor kitchen with the pizza oven on the end. Hoping to start that next week once we finalize the design.

I'm thinking of doing a 36" WFO. Is that a good size for regular family use?

I found (well someone else found them for me) someone in CT selling 8"x4.5"x2.5" firebricks. I can't figure out how many I need for this size oven.
I'm guessing I need to cut them down to 2.5" squares" (tapered according to the pompeii dome calc).

Thanks all!
Rob
Hi Rob

Welcome and enjoy your build.

Just my opinion, unless back yard space is an issue I would recommend building no less than a 42". I built a 42" and it is tight if you get to the point of wanting to cook 2 pies at once but that's a personal preference thing. I think the advantages of a smaller oven are less of a pre-heat time and smaller foot print which maybe appealing to you. My oven takes 2 hrs + to preheat.

For brick quantities, I used appox 210 9"x4.5"x2.5" medium duty bricks as prescribed in the manual, that included using them for my decorative arch and flue. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend downloading the free FB Pompeii Oven manual and read it completly.
__________________
Chris

Link to my photo album:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Link to my build:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-24-2014, 10:37 AM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Haddam, CT
Posts: 13
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

Thanks. I think they are standard size. I might go pick them up tomorrow. He said they are standard size so I'm hoping that meant 9". I think he said I can get 220 of them for $100.
Space isn't a concern but heat up time would be.

I have the plans now and will be printing them out shortly for more details and to help with the planning.

Any threads to go through to help with the planning and do's/don't?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-24-2014, 11:14 AM
deejayoh's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,379
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

$0.45 each? SCORE!!!!

Get 'em all

As for threads - depends on what kind of build you want. If you're planning to cut all your bricks to minimize gaps - check out Utah Beehiver, Gulf, Texman, Gianni Foccacia, and probably many others. Start with Luboro's treasures thread.

Download the spreadsheet in my signature to figure out your cuts/angles

The plans are great, but much in there is outdated vs. current build designs. E.g. they use soldiers where almost no current builds use them, there is no mention of an IT, the directions on how to join your arch/dome are outdated and difficult. You can get the big picture on steps, dimensions, etc - but the state of the art has moved on and is to be found in the forums.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-24-2014, 11:46 AM
stonecutter's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Carolina,USA
Posts: 1,891
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

Not all fire brick is 9"...it depends on the manufacturer.

Where are you in CT?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Current WFO build -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
John Ruskin
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Haddam, CT
Posts: 13
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

I'm near Middletown CT. Just a little south in Haddam near the CT River.

Yes seems like a good score. Too bad he's 1 1/2hr away. Trying to decide if it's worth saving $200 but loosing 3 hrs plus gas.

I'll have to take a look at newer builds mentioned. I believe I've read a lot of them already but I'll take notes this time
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-24-2014, 02:00 PM
NCMan's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Western North Carolina, USA
Posts: 454
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

Quote:
Originally Posted by deejayoh View Post
.....the state of the art has moved on and is to be found in the forums.
True....so very true. Some great advice.
__________________
My Build:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"You better cut the pizza in four pieces, because I'm not hungry enough to eat six." - Yogi Berra
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-24-2014, 02:07 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: western Ma
Posts: 6
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

If you are coming up after those bricks in Canaan I am about 10 min away and you welcome to come by to see the start of my oven.
paul
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Haddam, CT
Posts: 13
Default Re: Hi From CT - New build Starting in a month or so

Quote:
Originally Posted by pemer View Post
If you are coming up after those bricks in Canaan I am about 10 min away and you welcome to come by to see the start of my oven.
paul
Are you around in the afternoon? Not sure what time yet. Have to arrange getting my wife's mini-van free.
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
Cast Refractory Pizza Oven Build abulsamman Other Oven Types 72 09-02-2012 04:05 PM
realjaydubs Minneapolis build. 42" realjaydub Pompeii Oven Construction 9 07-12-2010 01:18 PM
Mark CH's build finally starts... Mark CH Brick Oven Photos 14 07-01-2010 06:05 PM
Wanting to build a wood fire oven the best way we can Wheels1974 Getting Started 9 05-19-2010 07:53 AM
Matt's WFO Build mluttropp Pompeii Oven Construction 74 11-22-2009 03:27 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:07 AM.

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