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Old 10-31-2007, 07:43 AM
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Default How much did it cost to build your oven?

Hello,
I am very new to this and have a million questions about these beutiful ovens I have been looking at. It may be none of my buisness but I am going to ask anyway. How much did it cost you to build your oven? I am making a material list and wanted to know what the range was.

I will do the work myself. I will not have to pay for labor. I also live in the mid-west. I don't know if that would make a differance.

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Old 10-31-2007, 07:55 AM
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Default Re: How much did it cost to build your oven?

The ranges vary greatly.

If you are looking to build on the cheap, check out my spreadsheet.

I should come in at just under 700 dollars.

On my spreadsheet, I broke out each step so the dollars could flow out of hand in manageable chunks. Instead of one big payout.

And it helps with the cost if you already have some tools or access to tools, like a saw to cut bricks.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:22 AM
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My cost breakdown, not as fancy I am afraid..

Entire oven and enclose = $1200
Exterior stonework work labor = $560
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:43 PM
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I'm looking at about 900 including the enclosure.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:57 PM
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I have chosen not to keep track. Ignorance is bliss
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: How much did it cost to build your oven?

About $700AUD or so but my father had alot of his own materials (base bricks, concrete slab etc..).

That is with some accessories also thow.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:10 PM
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There is another thread on cost somewhere...here it is
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f30/...rth-2136.html? (What is your oven worth)
to embarrassed to reiterate my numbers...
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:42 AM
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I am about to start building and oven and must tell you of what I saw last weekend (relating to costs) - a lady friend of mine built an oven one day (yes one day) with the help of her 2 teenaged sons. All 3 fairly unskilled. They used no firebricks, only old common red bricks; and no fireproof mortar. For a base they used an old corrugated iron tank about 4 feet in diameter and about 30 inches high, filled with sand. They made a platform of bricks which was the hearth, then built a form of wet sand in a dome shape on top of that; then built the dome of bricks and cleaned out the sand form from inside. Then they sort of added an old stove door to the gap in the front. Rough as bags! No chimney - don't need it because the fire draws through the gaps in the dome's mortar joints!!! Needs a lot of wood; doesn't hold heat too well (fire must be kept going while cooking) - but it turned out marvellous pizzas for a large number of people. Just showed me what you can get away with. She thinks it will disintegrate after a couple of years but by then they will have got sick of pizza anyway - and the cost was zero.
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Old 10-24-2008, 10:17 AM
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...but by then they will have got sick of pizza anyway
I bet they won't! That's when they'll build a permanent one
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Old 10-24-2008, 02:35 PM
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Mine will come in at a bit over AU$1000, but I bought most of the tools I needed for it. I think the insulation is the biggest cost for me but you could save a fair bit there if you used vermiculite. I think the whole thing is very do-able for $6-$700 if you own or borrow the tools, and take the cheapest options you can find without compromising too much on quality. You can also break it down into chunks of a few hundred dollars at a time - get the cement and pour that, then get the blocks for the stand, etc.

Approx material costs for me:
20 bags Cement - $140
4 t Gravel & sand - $160
50 odd Besser blocks - ~ $150
30 odd meters of Rebar - ~ $100
200 Bricks - free if I picked them up
Cement board - $25
Insulation ~ $300
And I still need to get some pavers for the floor, plus the finish for the stand.
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