#1  
Old 08-03-2011, 01:15 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 11
Default Hola! From Hell Paso and beyond

I'm Reesa, and I am going to build the cheapest WFO I can create. Hopefully it will be a work of art for edible arts, and it will stand up to whatever I throw at it.

I have become passionate about baking and pizza in general after running across a strange contraption I found at pizzamaking.com which many of you are already familiar with, and others may be interested in (The Little Black Egg).

Only recently have I decided to build a WFO using found objects, and will most likely use a little bit of knowledge from all over the web to consolidate into a workable oven for my backyard. I am inspired by every method found here...true artisans in every sense of the word, whether building with cob, brick, or castables.

From all that I have read and tried to absorb, I sense that this is a giving community, and can't wait to begin building and picking y'alls brains, once I have gathered many of my materials.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-18-2011, 08:02 AM
Lburou's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: DFW area, USA
Posts: 1,121
Thumbs up Re: Hola! From Hell Paso and beyond

Welcome Resa, dig in!

I used recycled firebricks for my oven. Keep an eye on craigslist for inexpensive tools and materials.
__________________
Lee B.
DFW area, Texas, USA

If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

An album showing our Thermal Breaks is
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.
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 08-18-2011, 12:26 PM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,446
Default Re: Hola! From Hell Paso and beyond

Don't skimp on the insulation, stick to what has been proven to work - perlite/vermiculite concrete, refractory fiber board & blanket. If you shop around you can find reasonable pricing on all.

RT
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-18-2011, 04:06 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 11
Default Re: Hola! From Hell Paso and beyond

Thanks for the welcome.

I have slowly been gathering items for my build...craigslist is definitely a help. I am just about set to start building the base next week...but it has been raining a lot lately, so I may have to wait.

I will build my base using the earthbag/sandbag method and have just found that my wish for barbed wire to tie the sandbags together has been granted! (plenty of it and free). I already have a stockpile of sandbags, and I will seal the outer surfaces of the build with chicken wire covered by concrete and stucco (which has been sitting in my storage building).

I have around 70 to 80 insulating firebrick which I will use for under the main deck. I may have enough leftover to make a layer of insulation over my cob dome as well, and I want to try this method to see how it works, and not because it is tested, tried and true...I don't doubt it will work just swell.

I do have a friend in construction who is avidly searching for firebrick for my deck. I wish I could just go to McKinney Wrecking and get some of their $1 salvaged firebrick, but I know a ton of those bricks came out of ASARCO, and I just can't chance dealing with bricks used in a Copper Smelter...too bad they can't tell me where each brick came from. New bricks will cost me $2.50 each here if I cannot find them in the wild.

I purchased 100 pounds of fireclay powder for 40 bucks. We have an abundance of good varieties of desert sand here to create a nice sandform and for the cob mixture. If I find I need more clay, I will just dig some up from my cousin's backyard.

I guess I'll start a new thread once I begin the real work. Thanks to all the information found on the many great oven building sites and blogs I feel like I know exactly how to build this thing. Let's see how it pans out....
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



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:13 PM.

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