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Old 02-09-2010, 01:23 PM
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Just to let everyone know, I have decided on the area where the pizza oven will go and even more importantally contracted to have the 60' tree that currently occupies that space to be removed.

Now I have to draw up the plans......they keep changing as long as they are in my head!
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:21 PM
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Sounds bold to me!
You have to start somewhere. You'll be baking pizza before you know it!

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Old 02-09-2010, 04:42 PM
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Sounds good! I just brought down a 25 ft palm tree over the weekend where my oven will be located.
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:18 PM
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Hi all

Just an update. As I stated at the start of this thread, I contracted to have a tree removed. Well it looks like phase 2 of the build is completed. I have been asked by a number of my friends and family what was phase 1? Well let me outline the phases of the build to you all. Any additions, corrections or general comments are welcomed:

1. Decide to build a outdoor pizza/bread oven
2. Cut down tree and grind out the stump
3. Develope the oven plans.
a. Get contractual commitments from son and friends to provide labor for the following phases.
4. Dig foundation
5. Form up the foundation and pour concrete
6. Build platform
a. Buy more beer for son and friends in order to convince them to honor their commitments.7. Form up for the 4" thick hearth
8. Pour hearth
9. Form up for the perlite concrete
a. Threaten son and friends with legal action to get them back to work10. Pour the perlite concrete
11. Apply firebrick paste and Layout the floor brick
12. Build the oven
13. Apply oven insulation
14. Apply perlite concrete over oven insulation
15. Apply stucco over the oven perlite concrete
16. Adopt a new son and get new friends17.
17. Apply finishing touches to the base and oven.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:27 PM
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That sounds about right. On to phase three!
As for #17, you'll be amazed at how many friends you have when those pizzas start rolling out!

Great start.

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That sounds about right. On to phase three!
As for #17, you'll be amazed at how many friends you have when those pizzas start rolling out!

Great start.

dusty

I will add to this - toss 3a & 6a, buy the beer for yourself and build the thing. At the end of the day - it's the path of least resistance.

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Save the felled tree, don't discard it. Burn it next year.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:27 AM
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Buy more beer!
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:09 PM
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Hopefully that 60' tree you had to remove is a decent hardwood variety suitable for using as fuel-wood for your oven.

I am going the easier route, I am buying a ready-to-fire fully assembled commercial unit to be delivered, installed, and burning by June 1 of this year.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:11 PM
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For all of you that suggested that I keep the tree, that was one option that I felt was not prudent. As a reminder, I get home only about every other weekend, and although my Optimism says I can get this thing build within 3-4 months after I start, I really think that it will take about 1 year from start to finish. And that does not include the time I would need to split and stack the wood.
However good thoughts from all.
Currently I hope to at least break ground for the foundation in about 3 weeks!
Got to convince my son to get his friends involved!!!
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