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Offline TXCraig1

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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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« 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.

CL
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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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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2011, 05:27:14 PM »
That sucks Craig. No kluge possible for the near term?

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2011, 05:31:55 PM »
which piece Lotsa pipe guys around here willing to help !
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2011, 09:28:21 AM »
MetalBest 6/12-12/12 pitch roof flashing (12 1/8" opening).

I might have found a line on getting one quicker. Hope to know tomorrow.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2011, 06:33:00 PM »
Any luck?  If not that is a pretty simple piece for a skilled sheet metal worker to make, and I would assume there are lots of shops in the Houston area that could have one for you in no time.
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2011, 02:25:36 PM »
Yes, good news. I was able to get one ordered today and there is an outside chance I'll have it on Friday. I'm not going to hold my breath; Tuesday is probably more likely. I did some test fitting and final positioning last night. I'd like to say I think it will be pretty easy once I get the flashing, but nothing has been as easy as I would have thought so far.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #55 on: May 24, 2011, 05:10:35 PM »
Yes, good news. I was able to get one ordered today and there is an outside chance I'll have it on Friday. I'm not going to hold my breath; Tuesday is probably more likely. I did some test fitting and final positioning last night. I'd like to say I think it will be pretty easy once I get the flashing, but nothing has been as easy as I would have thought so far.

CL

Understatement of the year right there!!   :-D

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #56 on: May 24, 2011, 09:14:15 PM »
Here's the top 3 feet of the 14' of chimney.

Somehow I didn't picture it being this big...

CL
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #57 on: May 24, 2011, 09:38:40 PM »
Jeez is that a chimney or a rocket launcher. It made me think of this video
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONuhSumK3xo" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONuhSumK3xo</a>
at 0:24 :-D.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2011, 09:41:37 PM »
Craig - I asked my husband about his plans for the pipe fitting, and he said he'll just take the vent piece with him and see what is recommended.  Ours is definitely smaller than yours!  Your setup makes everything in ours look like a miniature.  

I got the impression that he had not thought of that issue yet, and doesn't want to address it yet  :)  We're still figuring out stand height and insulation...  

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #59 on: May 24, 2011, 09:59:27 PM »
Looking pretty serious there!  In for a penny, in for a pound ;D


 

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