#1  
Old 10-12-2007, 02:13 PM
jcg31's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Davis, California
Posts: 255
Default Flaired arch (or whatever it is called)

I am contemplating the attached approach to the arch and entry way for the oven. I have seen the flaired approach (is that what you call it?) to a number of ovens on the site and like the look, but have not read anything from a functional perspective. Can those in the know provide their thoughts regarding whether a straight arch functions in some way better than the flared . Also would like comments on the dimensions. Mine is a 42 inch oven the opening to the oven is 20 wide with an arch that is 9" at its lowest and 12" in the middle. And 11.5 inches from door to front end of arch. The vent is 4.5" wide.

Thanks,
Jim
Attached Thumbnails
Flaired arch (or whatever it is called)-arch.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-12-2007, 03:23 PM
james's Avatar
Brick Oven Merchant
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Posts: 4,648
Default Re: Flaired arch (or whatever it is called)

Very nice. I want one of those.
James
__________________

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 10-12-2007, 06:01 PM
Ken524's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 1,649
Default Re: Flaired arch (or whatever it is called)

I'm going with a slight flare on my vent arch. You can sort of see the angle on the picture. The first level of angled blocks are cut and in position on both sides of the vent landing:



I love your CAD work up. Looks great! I'm probably going to borrow some of your ideas
__________________
Ken H. - Kentucky
42" Pompeii


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


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.
...
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 10-12-2007, 06:53 PM
Unofornaio's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central, California
Posts: 323
Default Re: Flaired arch (or whatever it is called)

I guess technically you could say since its not a full brick it might allow for more air flow but I don't think it would be enough to make any difference in performance. It looks nice though. And yes nice CAD drawing, what is the program?
__________________
http://www.palmisanoconcrete.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-12-2007, 07:50 PM
dmun's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey USA
Posts: 4,216
Default Re: Flaired arch (or whatever it is called)

I used the flared entry for my oven. I like it. it's possible to access almost every inch of the oven floor with your tools. I could be argued that the elongated front arch is slightly weaker, being a wider span, that a straight wall entry, but it's been no problem so far.

By the way, the original idea (36 inch pompeii cad layout) (which is the basis for my avatar) was to make the entry walls radial to the circle dome, and avoid wierd angle cuts at the juncture. In fact, you still need angle cuts at the front of the oven, so six of one...



In the end, my entry walls were angled slightly less than to the radial line, because I needed to allign with the front opening.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-12-2007, 08:24 PM
jcg31's Avatar
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Davis, California
Posts: 255
Default Re: Flaired arch (or whatever it is called)

Thanks folks,
Uno, the program I used in this case is 3d Studio Max (which is a bit pricey). Other parts of the project I have done in Blender. If not familiar, Blender is a 3d modeling and animation program that rivals Maya, 3d studio, lightwave etc. the good news is it is a free download (Blender.org), open source and there are a ton of free training including video on the web. Having never done any masonry work these programs have been invaluable in allowing me to make my mistakes on the computer before cutting the angles and bevels on the brick. Again, thanks for the feedback.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-13-2007, 05:44 PM
Bacterium's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Adelaide - South Oz
Posts: 560
Default Re: Flaired arch (or whatever it is called)

I guess another good thing with a flared arch is that it improves visibility into the oven. The more things you can do from a standing position (rather than bent over) the better.
__________________
Cheers
Damon


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
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
Arch Forms for Oven Door - The Calculation? Kemo Design Styles, Chimneys and Finish 22 03-20-2012 06:36 AM
The Brick Arch james Design Styles, Chimneys and Finish 8 10-19-2007 12:15 AM
Arch Rise for Oven Opening Hendo Pompeii Oven Construction 17 10-18-2007 05:18 AM
Send me the parameters and my CD will compute Marcel Pompeii Oven Construction 12 09-06-2006 03:04 PM
This is fascinating - the catenary arch Fio Pompeii Oven Construction 2 06-19-2006 11:08 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:30 PM.

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