Old 09-27-2009, 06:40 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: perth western australia
Posts: 2
Default making oven out of rainwater tanks help

went to a agricutural show here in perth western australia , and they were selling pizzas cooked in a wood fire oven made from a corrugated rain water tank,
we would like to make one, but just dont know how to get started, any one out there that can help us at all, would be grateful

thank you
heather and graeme
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2009, 06:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 11
Default Re: making oven out of rainwater tanks help

Well I don't know how big the tank was but I guess you have two options.
  • Build your oven by layering insulation -- eg:a clay/perlite mix -- inside the tank
  • Build your oven by layering insulation --eg: a clay/perlite mix -- outside the tank.
I think the latter is preferable, as the iron will protect your oven from weather and not deteriorate with the high heat.Do a web search and look for DIY for a tandoori oven in a garbage can to get an idea about what I mean
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 05:24 AM
nissanneill's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 1,883
Thumbs up Re: making oven out of rainwater tanks help

Another Aussie to put on the list,
welcome Redcoat!
Russell Jeavons, the author of a wood fired oven build and use book and also owns and runs a wood fired oven pizza restaurant here in the Southern Vales of Adelaide at Willunga, has 2 ovens with old rainwater tanks which encase all the insulation materials that are covering the hemispherical dome.
The pic shows the larger of the 2 ovens and his son cooking.
You might want to check it out here:

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f27/...alia-1930.html (Russell Jeavon's Pizza Restaurant - South Australia)

To actually use a tank as a foundation shape, I feel that you will be wasting your time as you will have areas with quite different temperature differences in it which I feel would not help your cause in trying to cook.

Attached Thumbnails
making oven out of rainwater tanks help-russell-jeavons-pizza-restaurant-south-australia  
Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

Neillís Pompeiii #1

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

Neillís kitchen underway

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2009, 12:24 AM
backinoz's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tannum Sands
Posts: 35
Default Re: making oven out of rainwater tanks help

I believe its like the house type designs on the FB design manual. Start with a round slab just larger than the tank you are using. Build your Pizza oven up to the point where you have installed the dome and chimney.
Then place the tank over the top with a cut out for the door and fill with loose vermiculite for insulation.
Nothing more Australian than a corrugated iron tank. Except maybe a a corrugated iron tank filled with ice and beer.
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2010, 12:58 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Default Re: making oven out of rainwater tanks help

Hey can anyone here please advise me about the rain water tank, I planning for installing rain water tank to save water to get some rebate.

Rainwater tank
Reply With Quote

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
Why Italian Wood-Fired Ovens are Round james Newbie Forum 50 04-01-2014 09:14 PM
Scotch Oven story Yahoo-Archive Getting Started 2 01-31-2012 04:44 AM
Oh no - my oven is wet PizzaArthur Firing Your Oven 36 11-23-2009 09:16 PM
Will the oven make all the difference? bobvl2 Newbie Forum 8 07-02-2008 08:55 PM
Why we did the Pompeii Oven james Introductions 0 03-21-2005 03:48 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC