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Offline norma427

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2010, 07:11:32 AM »
Steve,

You did a great job building your WFO!  :)

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2010, 07:54:02 AM »
Thanks Norma. I've still got a ways to go on it, including the tricky vent/chimney area. I'll probably just get it functional this year and worry about making it pretty next year.
 I expect you to be amongst the very first people to sample the fruits of my labor!  :chef:

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2010, 08:07:34 AM »
Thanks Norma. I've still got a ways to go on it, including the tricky vent/chimney area. I'll probably just get it functional this year and worry about making it pretty next year.
 I expect you to be amongst the very first people to sample the fruits of my labor!  :chef:

Steve,

Best of luck with the tricky vent/chimney area. I am really anxious to try your pies baked in the WFO.  :) I will have to get some of my starters going and also make some dough for you to try out in your WFO.  I appreciate you said I will be amongst the first people to sample your pies from the WFO you built.  Part of my pizza making journey will be complete then, because I never tasted a pie made in a WFO.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2010, 06:42:21 AM »
A bit more progress.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2010, 08:58:27 AM »
Looking good I like the entry way.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2010, 11:51:52 AM »
Thanks. Personally, I'm not crazy about the contrast between the arch and the side walls. The walls needed to have the ends cut to square them up and the color doesn't match the uncut bricks in the arch. I'm thinking I'll probably get some nice brick-face ends and stick them on when I finish it up.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2010, 12:36:59 PM »
Nice transition and vent work.  I can already tell it is going to draw well.
As far as the contrast between the bricks, after a couple of roaring fires most of that will blacken initially and will stay that way for the most part, and after several more firings they will blend in well and develop character.  :)))

EDIT:  oops.....I just realized you were talking about the face of the outer arch not matching...  I thought inner, originally.
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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2010, 04:42:12 PM »
Thanks carbon.

Maybe I'll give it some time to age gracefully. :)

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2010, 08:24:28 PM »
Surely you only had to cut one end, why didn't you just put the non-cut end out?  It looks great regardless, and I really like the way you toothed in the vent bricks.  It makes it very strong and smoke-tight.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2010, 08:26:44 PM »
And if you want it to match, hit the arch with a light grinding.


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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2010, 07:32:24 AM »
Surely you only had to cut one end, why didn't you just put the non-cut end out?  It looks great regardless, and I really like the way you toothed in the vent bricks.  It makes it very strong and smoke-tight.

The side walls come off the dome at an angle, whereas the arch is parallel to the front of the oven, and I thought it would be better if the ends of the wall bricks lined up with the arch.
 Good idea about running the grinder over the arch bricks. I just may do that. Thanks.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2010, 12:42:51 PM »
And if you want it to match, hit the arch with a light grinding.
I agree, best solution!

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2010, 01:30:50 PM »
Certainly the easiest fix. I'll probably do that first and see how it looks. I may still go with some nicer looking stick-ons.

Some more pics of today's work.


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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2010, 11:07:58 AM »
And a few more photos of yesterdays work.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2010, 04:56:18 AM »
Hi Ev,

Your oven is looking fabulous. Well done !  The workmanship is very professional and well thought out.

What are your plans for insulation ?  I found with my first WFO that insulation is never enough.

Kind regards.

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2010, 07:28:27 AM »
Thanks Barry.
 I have 2 rolls (100 sq. ft.)of  the ceramic fiber blanket that Forno Bravo sells. I'm thinking that should get me at least 3 layers. Then I'm planning a 3 inch layer of "vermicrete", plus a layer of waterproof stucco.
 Next year, I intend to pretty it up with stone face on the bottom, a stucco finished enclosure on top, and filling the top with perlite. I figure that oughta do it!

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2010, 08:59:46 PM »
very nice build so far.  You have certainly put a lot of effort and thought into your oven.  I am starting to really get the urge to investigate these more upon seeing all these great pics!

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2010, 12:30:47 AM »
is that straub special dark i spy in your build photos?
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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2010, 06:43:30 AM »
No, that's Yuengling black & tan. It's not the best but it's not exactly "swill" either. ;)

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Re: Finally, My WFO is Underway
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2010, 07:04:53 AM »
"Functionally complete", by golly. I put the final coat of vermicrete on yesterday. I'll let it sit a week and then start the curing process. I should be cooking in two weeks!  :D