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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2011, 08:46:43 AM »
Thanks for the concern Bill. It's actually yet another thing I had not thought about. My garage is not attached, so I don't think it too much of a concern for people in the house. Also, in addition to the massive vent (10") the oven will have, I have multiple exhausts already in the garage to try to keep things a little cooler in the summer.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2011, 10:54:34 AM »
Craig, chicken parm,  I have had my homebuilt inside my house,  permitted by the town btw, running for about 5 years now.  I have co detectors in that room  and two in the main house.  They have never gone off.  I rarely set off a smoke detector about 10 feet from the oven when I am getting a draft going.  Craig,  is the 10" pipe what was recommended?  Mine is a 7 and drafts great.  BTW congrats on that oven! -marc

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2011, 02:20:06 PM »
Craig,  is the 10" pipe what was recommended?  Mine is a 7 and drafts great.  BTW congrats on that oven! -marc

Thanks, Marc.

The chimney is 10" coming out of the oven.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2011, 03:27:19 PM »
definately going to be the best garage mounted pizza oven ever! 
did you ever make the last 6" move? i was thinking a couple of floor jacks might get it done. 

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2011, 05:15:18 PM »
definately going to be the best garage mounted pizza oven ever! 
did you ever make the last 6" move? i was thinking a couple of floor jacks might get it done. 

Thank you. No, I have not yet. I don't think it will be a big deal though. I have a 5K hand pallet jack at the office. I'll build what is essentially going to be a very thick pallet to fit between the bottom of the oven and the hand jack, so I can lift it an inch or so and roll it the last few inches.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2011, 08:16:14 PM »
The garage has been successfully reassembled.
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2011, 08:24:43 PM »
The garage has been successfully reassembled.

Are you going to furnish it and turn it into Craig's house of pie? :)
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2011, 10:19:01 PM »
No. Why? It's dripping with ambiance as it is.
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2011, 10:21:00 PM »
No. Why? It's dripping with ambiance as it is.

I meant with a saw-horse bar and some lawn chairs. ;)
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2011, 10:23:18 PM »
I'd love to, but it hardly seems practical. You live in TX. Just how often would I be able to use it?
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2011, 10:26:00 PM »
I guess my "joke" font didn't come through... sorry...
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2011, 10:34:22 PM »
Is it warm in Texas? lol

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2011, 11:07:34 PM »
Craig, chicken parm,  I have had my homebuilt inside my house,  permitted by the town btw, running for about 5 years now.  I have co detectors in that room  and two in the main house.  They have never gone off.  I rarely set off a smoke detector about 10 feet from the oven when I am getting a draft going.  Craig,  is the 10" pipe what was recommended?  Mine is a 7 and drafts great.  BTW congrats on that oven! -marc

Great to read about that! Good idea to take all the precautions and put your mind at ease.
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2011, 01:46:27 AM »
For sure.
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2011, 11:55:41 AM »
Hey Craig....

With proper ventilation and air draw... you should be fine.  I mean... Restaurants do it all the time!

there are a couple of set ups I really like... some of my customers have sent me pics.

look for Mike and Susan Stansbury... &  Wendall Pierce...  great indoor set ups.  http://fgpizza.com/store/page11.html

When I grow up... I want a room like Wendall Pierce.   ;D

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2011, 10:30:56 PM »
I got the WFO into her final position this evening. I was going to build an overengineered cradle and use a pallet jack, but then inspiration hit - if I'm going to use a pallet jack, why not just use pallets to lift it. With a little reinforcing, it worked like a charm, and saved me $100. The forklift company also refunded my charge after the ordeal (and fixed the damage to the lawn too), so the whole move cost me a total of about $25. One of the quotes I got was $1500! Praise God.

This weekend I hope to get the ventilation designed and the parts ordered.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2011, 10:35:56 PM »
I don't know if anyone talked about this but do you know if the oven is cured?


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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2011, 10:39:48 PM »
I don't know if anyone talked about this but do you know if the oven is cured?

No, it is not. They sent me instructions.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2011, 01:04:14 AM »
Fascinating, funny, amazingly well written.  Proof of what a pizza obsession can do to a person.   >:D

Looking forward to seeing some beautiful pizzas coming out of your new oven. 

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2011, 07:45:04 AM »
This would have made a great Tooltime episode!  I can picture Tim Allen operating the fork truck as I write this. lol

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2011, 08:47:20 AM »
This would have made a great Tooltime episode!  I can picture Tim Allen operating the fork truck as I write this. lol
And I see Red Green applying that duct tape.  :D

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2011, 08:52:06 AM »
This would have made a great Tooltime episode!  I can picture Tim Allen operating the fork truck as I write this. lol

Unlike the Tool Man However, I didn't have to go to the emergency room or do any unplanned repairs after.  :-D

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2011, 08:53:40 AM »
Fascinating, funny, amazingly well written.  Proof of what a pizza obsession can do to a person.   >:D

Thank you.

You're oh so right about the pizza obsession and the crazy things it makes us do. You see it all over this forum.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2011, 12:33:01 PM »
The Acunto is in place and all the required venting materials have been ordered.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2011, 12:22:51 PM »
I had a bit of a "Jackie Tran" day yesterday (By this I mean frustrating, unexpected delays in oven construction).

No sooner did I think I would have everything I needed to vent the oven next week and be burning wood by Memorial day, I was informed that one critical piece was backordered until the frekin' end of June.

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