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Old 12-19-2012, 09:31 AM
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Default Pompei on a trailer?

Hi there, I am debating between buying a mobile unit or make one my self. Does anybody here built a pompei on a trailer? I do not know if the bricks will stand the road, maybe a modular will be better, any ideas, suggestions? thanks
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:54 AM
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Our company has made ovens on trailers for mobile catering. For our first model, which was built in the summer of 2010, and is on the road today after hundreds of events and thousands of miles, we used (and still use) refractory concrete reinforced with stainless steel nails. Our first oven used a soapstone hearth, our second and future ovens will use the same refractory concrete we used for the dome. We used the pompeii plans for the dimensions of the oven, and built a sand form (see kiko denzer's build your own earth oven) book for full info on that technique. It is certainly do-able if you have construction, welding, and mechanical skills and have thought through the implications of putting 1000+ pounds of concrete on a trailer. Have fun!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:04 PM
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No casting materials, whatsoever?
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:52 PM
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I've heard reports of brick ovens rattling to bits, so a modular is probably a better choice. I made my mobile oven dome in a single one piece casting for this reason and it has stood the test of years of firings, customer over firing abuse and corrugated roads. Regarding the floor, if you make it with castable in one piece it will crack because of uneven heating. If this doesn't bother you go ahead, otherwise engineer the cast into smaller sections to allow for the uneven expansion and contraction.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:55 AM
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thanks guys, I think I will go modular, buy a precast and get it assemble on the trailer....
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:25 AM
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Our company has made ovens on trailers for mobile catering. For our first model, which was built in the summer of 2010, and is on the road today after hundreds of events and thousands of miles, we used (and still use) refractory concrete reinforced with stainless steel nails. Our first oven used a soapstone hearth, our second and future ovens will use the same refractory concrete we used for the dome. We used the pompeii plans for the dimensions of the oven, and built a sand form (see kiko denzer's build your own earth oven) book for full info on that technique. It is certainly do-able if you have construction, welding, and mechanical skills and have thought through the implications of putting 1000+ pounds of concrete on a trailer. Have fun!
Just a quick question about your reinforcing, steel nails?? How does this work? Where are they placed? How many?
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:42 PM
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I bought an oven from FornoBravo to put on my trailer. I wish I had done a Gooseneck trailer instead of a regular hitch because my tongue weight is heavy (although still within limits... keep in mind I have a DRW F350 to tow it).

Some pics of the build process attached. We cured it too fast and put a crack in it, but that is only visible at temps (can't see it when cool). I have towed it for a year since then and there are no new cracks or issues.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:58 PM
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I bought an oven from FornoBravo to put on my trailer. I wish I had done a Gooseneck trailer instead of a regular hitch because my tongue weight is heavy (although still within limits... keep in mind I have a DRW F350 to tow it).

Some pics of the build process attached. We cured it too fast and put a crack in it, but that is only visible at temps (can't see it when cool). I have towed it for a year since then and there are no new cracks or issues.
So did you build it from bricks, or was it a cast dome? Any reinforcing at all?
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:50 PM
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So did you build it from bricks, or was it a cast dome? Any reinforcing at all?
It was a Modena 2G120 from Fornobravo.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:28 PM
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I bought an oven from FornoBravo to put on my trailer. I wish I had done a Gooseneck trailer instead of a regular hitch because my tongue weight is heavy (although still within limits... keep in mind I have a DRW F350 to tow it).

Some pics of the build process attached. We cured it too fast and put a crack in it, but that is only visible at temps (can't see it when cool). I have towed it for a year since then and there are no new cracks or issues.
very nice set up!!
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