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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...

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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 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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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2011, 10:08:55 PM »
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...  

Believe me, I know the feeling well...

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #61 on: May 25, 2011, 10:20:54 AM »
The saga continues...

The flashing that wasn't supposed to ship until the end of next month shipped last night - despite the fact that I cancelled the order yesterday morning after finding the other one. And then there is the chimney cap. Looking at it last night, I saw two manufacturing defects that render it unusable, so I have to get them to send me a new one.

Fun and games.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home) - First Fire!
« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2011, 12:48:47 AM »
Finally, the Acunto is hooked up and the first fire has been lit!
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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2011, 01:05:54 AM »
Hooray!  Very cool.   Looking forward to seeing your results. 

Chau

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2011, 01:58:51 AM »
Yay!  I'm happy for you!  This weekend we were SUPPOSED to build the stand but instead we got over 3 inches of rain so far.  Sigh. 

Have fun with yours!!

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home) - First Fire!
« Reply #65 on: June 05, 2011, 09:29:15 AM »
Finally, the Acunto is hooked up and the first fire has been lit!

Craig,

Great to hear your Acunto is hooked up!  :) Looking forward to seeing the pies made in your oven.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2011, 10:11:08 AM »
That's great Craig.

At first I thought that you had a peel in your hands, then I saw the gas line. How do you like lighting the fire with a torch? Do you use it just to light the wood or do you leave it in there for a little while?


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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #67 on: June 05, 2011, 12:12:59 PM »
At first I thought that you had a peel in your hands, then I saw the gas line. How do you like lighting the fire with a torch? Do you use it just to light the wood or do you leave it in there for a little while?

That's my cactus burner - 300,000btu. It lights the wood right up. I didn't leave it in there after the wood was lit. I guess it would heat things up faster...

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #68 on: June 05, 2011, 12:25:05 PM »
Man that is a beautiful oven.  Did you have that stand fabricated?

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #69 on: June 05, 2011, 12:26:24 PM »
That's my cactus burner - 300,000btu. It lights the wood right up.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #70 on: June 05, 2011, 12:44:33 PM »
That is a nice photo of the fire in the oven.  Enjoy Craig.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2011, 10:26:36 AM »
Man that is a beautiful oven.  Did you have that stand fabricated?

AZ

Thank you. She is sweet isn't she.

No, the legs are part of the oven. They fit up into the base. They are removable. The oven shipped on stubby little legs.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2011, 11:27:05 AM »
I built a rack up into the rafter to hold the oven tools. It really works well.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #73 on: June 06, 2011, 11:53:43 AM »
That's nices Craig can't wait to see the pies. Have you decided on the tiles you are going to use on the outside or are you going to leave it all manly and rough like that :-D.

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Re: 2011: A WFO Odyssey (The oven comes home)
« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2011, 12:13:37 PM »
We've been looking at tiles, but have not decided on anything.

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