Go Back   Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community > Pizza Oven Design and Installation > Modular Refractory Oven Installation

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Greenman

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Durham UK
Posts: 20
Default Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

Reinforced stand is complete and I've taken delivery of a modular igloo dome which I plan to install onto firebrick hearth when the weather improves. My problem is the weight of the dome which is just two pieces. I don't think I can manoeuvre it onto the hearth by hand as it would be too awkward to get more than two people at it and it's too heavy for two to man handle. I thought of an engine hoist but don't think that the legs would open to 90 degrees to allow it to get close enough to the stand. Does anyone have any advice please? Access to the site is via narrow path so cranes are not an option...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2014, 12:27 PM
stonecutter's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: South Carolina,USA
Posts: 1,840
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

Don't drop it.
__________________

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


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


When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
John Ruskin
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Gulf's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 1,547
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobDodds View Post
............ I thought of an engine hoist but don't think that the legs would open to 90 degrees to allow it to get close enough to the stand. Does anyone have any advice please? Access to the site is via narrow path so cranes are not an option...
Build a temporary wooden base next to the oven base. You can build the wooden base with enough clearance for the engine hoist to go under. Place the halves on the temp, and then slide the halves over on to the permanent base. You can also use sections of pipe or wooden dowels to roll the halves from the temp over to the permanent stand. The dowels would also help in getting the sraps out from under the dome halves .
__________________

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.

Last edited by Gulf; 01-12-2014 at 02:12 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2014, 01:18 AM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Durham UK
Posts: 20
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

Thanks for the advice. Don't drop it was certainly something I had considered already... The wooden frame is a great idea and might fix another worry of how to avoid disturbing the firebrick hearth when putting the refractory dome onto it. It's not easy making these who's is it?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-13-2014, 03:15 AM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,692
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

You can also use ice to lower the sections into place without damaging the bottom of the castings. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding some at this time of year, but you might have to wait a fair time for it to melt.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-19-2014, 02:28 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Durham UK
Posts: 20
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

I came up with a simpler solution to the problem. I made a strong pallet which has hinged legs which swing down when picked IP. We managed to slide the dome onto the pallet and four strong people, (i.e. all of my family) carried it and rested it on the stand for the oven. We then used the forums idea of wooden dowels as rollers to slide the halves of the dome onto the cooking surface. Only problem was one pinched finger in the final alignment and as it was mine its OK.
I now just need to join the two dome halves together. Should I be using homebrew for this? There's a small gap between the two vertical edges in places, maybe one eight of an inch. Should I be packing this with mortar or just coating the exterior with a thin skin of Homebrew mortar?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 138
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

Which oven was it that you bought?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-23-2014, 02:55 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Durham UK
Posts: 20
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

It was an eBay purchase from a company called UK outdoor living. It looks ok and is supposed to be refractory casting. Unfortunately I don't know how you can tell other than it doesn't fall to pieces under extreme heat. Got the first part of the flue installed tonight. I'm having to improvise with everything but so far everything is going together well.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-23-2014, 02:57 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Durham UK
Posts: 20
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

I suppose I should post photos of the build. It might give help someone or more likely someone will tell me what mistake I've made.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-24-2014, 04:51 AM
Greenman's Avatar
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Bundaberg. Australia
Posts: 683
Default Re: Lifting modular oven onto hearth any advice?

Many would be interested to see your build. Most of us are not here to criticise but would gladly share what they know if you give them the chance.

Good luck with it and the pics would be useful.
Gulf likes this.
__________________
Cheers ......... Steve
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


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


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


Forno Food Pics
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
Need Help with troubled oven mrchipster Design Styles, Chimneys and Finish 13 02-25-2013 04:29 PM
Travel Report: The Greek Wood Oven FornoBravoNews Europe 2 04-28-2012 02:54 PM
Modular hearth for Casa2G rdelmendo Modular Refractory Oven Installation 4 06-07-2010 02:01 PM
getting started on new oven - advice needed danknapp Getting Started 8 03-23-2010 10:41 AM
Advice for a first timer with a wood burning oven 8mat Newbie Forum 4 05-18-2008 03:43 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:24 AM.

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