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Old 07-29-2012, 07:57 PM
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Well after lurking around for a year in 2009, I was set to make my oven...had plans...had so many of the pioneers of this web sites pages bookmarked and indexed I thought I was set. Then changed my mind on where in the yard to put it like 7 times. then got busy with the three kids and soccer, football, and wrestling.. now I find myself three years later still having pizza night with the kids using a pizza stone in the GE oven!

That's been bugging the heck out of me for the last three years. Always lurking in the back of my mind nagging at me. So I was driving on the road with a friend of mind near Berkley Ca and saw a truck about 200-250 yards ahead of me with a familiar shape tucked in the back his truck with some Coleman camp chairs and stuff. I told my friend Tony, "Hey, that guys got a pizza oven in the back of his truck!" Tony said ..."what are you talking about?" I told him to speed up and showed him what was obviously a igloo type pizza oven.He asked how I could see that from so far away and I told him that I have looked at so many threads on FOrno Bravo that I recognize the oven like I would my kids!

so I told him the story of how I had been trying to get started building this oven but haven even broken ground in three years.

Well the wait is over. I solidified the pan for my oven and rented a concrete saw and cut away my patio this morning. It is going to be a corner build, 42" and Im stoked!! (no pun intended)

so here is the start of the beginning of my oven build. Have patience as I am not sure as to how fast i will get the thing done. I'm shooting for end of September? Oct?

Don't know if I will have anything fancy or groundbreaking like many on the forum, but want to say thank you for all that you guys have shared. I know there are many people lurking like me and gaining from the knowledge and the continued input of those that have finished their ovens.

Thank you! I would not have the confidence I have right now without your posts and pictures.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:21 PM
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Why did you cut your patio? You already had your foundation, that would have saved you time and money.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:32 PM
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I was not sure how thick the patio was because it was two different pours spanning 5-6 years. different contractors and I didnt trust the existing foundation. Turns out it was about 3.75- 4 inches with rebar at 16 inches. Im glad I tore it up. Rather be sure than to have issues come up later
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:09 AM
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Will be watching your build. The fun is just beginning and not like Utah you can work year round.........
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:11 PM
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Thanks utahbeehiver hope I dont dissapoint. Ive got many pages of your build in my bookmarks. I love your corner build. Thats what I am trying to do.I have been following your build since the first post. Good work.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:55 PM
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My bug started as a desire to have a Rumford fireplace off of the patio and developed into a WFO after finding this site. Best of luck on your build. You seem to have a great location for it. "Chip's 42 in Minnesota" is my corner build.

Since you have access from the sides I would consider a wood bin access from the side as mine (under the oven entry) is a little hard to e into. You could make it more open to access your wood. Still working on oven and landscaping after 14 months.

Two 12 pound beef briskets in the oven right now they have been in for 8 hours at about 250. Just taste tested one piece and they need about another 3 hours to get to falling apart level.

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:41 PM
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Two 12 pound beef briskets in the oven right now they have been in for 8 hours at about 250. Just taste tested one piece and they need about another 3 hours to get to falling apart level.

Chip
At the point that I am in my build, I consider that as Cruel and Unusual Punishment . But, as I think back on what the Warden use to say where I once worked "It may be cruel but, it ain't all that unusual .
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:44 PM
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You did the right thing with the tearout. Good luck and enjoy the anticipation!
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:54 PM
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At the point that I am in my build, I consider that as Cruel and Unusual Punishment . But, as I think back on what the Warden use to say where I once worked "It may be cruel but, it ain't all that unusual .
Well... you are down river from me on the mighty Mississip maybe I can send some brisket on a raft

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:28 PM
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Nice...I would love some brisket right now.. thanks for the input to all of you guys.. man I cant wait!!!!!!!!!

a buddy of mine dropped off the calsil board and the insulating blanket from the "big Store" "pro bono" as well as some chicken wire. see attachments.

John. you definitely get the first pizza and delivery too.
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