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Old 04-11-2008, 07:01 PM
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How long did it take to build your oven?

1) Just the oven.
2) Total project includeing enclouseing your oven?
3) Kitchen package, with WFO includeing counters ect.

Days, weeks, months, years or still not completed.

Would like to here from all WFO builders. If you had it built. How long did it take a pro.

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:35 PM
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1) Just the dome itself (excluding the slab, stand, support & insulating slabs)
4 1/2 weeks (basic dome/entry to render coat - 1 wk; cover to cure - 1 wk; 2 1/2 weeks to cover in mosaic tile)

2) I did an igloo, no enclosure. Start to finish (foundation slab to completely finished - including finishing the base and mosaic tile on the dome) - 3 months

3) Mine is completely separate from my outdoor kitchen area which was done 5 yrs ago

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Old 04-11-2008, 10:22 PM
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Another poll, huh? XJ - what have you started???

My answer to 2): 5 1/2 months for the oven, start to finish, many pauses for weather and concrete curing to the point it could be polished. You could probably do the oven in a 6 - 8 weeks or less with good weather, good logistics, and eight hours a day. There's some built in pauses for concrete curing where you can't do a thing.

3) I'm in stall mode on the kitchen. Fixed income, taxes coming, BBQ to buy- I'm hangin' loose for another month till I re-evaluate finances.
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:38 AM
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About the same here. Couple of weeks for the oven, couple of months with the stand and iglu finish etc - while taking care of three kids and including numerous breaks for weather. Looking back it went quite fast...
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:55 AM
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Finish? <pages through dictionary> Wazzat?
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:04 AM
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I received my oven kit (Casa 100) in September, had the first curing fires last part of November, and declared it finished December 22.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:59 PM
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Weekend 1. Slab 1 day to dig and form work + 1 day to pour and finish
wait 3 weeks to cure
Weekend 2. Stand 1 day to stack the concrete blocks (several times) + 1 day to hollow fill
Weekend 3 and 4. Hearth - 2 days to form work + 1/2 day to pour
wait 2 weeks to cure
Weekend 5. Build barrel and first fire clay render
Weekend 6. Blanket, chicken wire and vermeculite/cement render
wait 2 weeks and small fires
Weekend 7 render with sand/cement/oxide
Weekend 8 oven declared finished

Still to do is complete stand rendering / painting, AND

Re-render the oven due to the "crack"

All up to build was about 3 months of weekends. More than enough as nothing else got done around the house on the weekend and the wife was getting pissed!

Pizza last night with friends was great!
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:03 PM
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In Australia, when we get pissed we are usually very happy. If my wife is pissed it's because she's drunk too much Sauv Blanc.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:14 PM
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I wonder if you ever finish...I finally built a door for the wood storage underneath (recycled an old door) and got the tap installed at the sink.

...wondering how best to store the tools

....thinking about extending the chimney, but what will look good?

....retrofit for temp probe and/or a light

...night lighting.....


I think the better question is "How soon can I cook pizza with my new oven?"

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Old 04-13-2008, 06:36 AM
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WEhat about "how do imotivate myself to finish the outside once I've started cooking in it?"
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