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Offline mikedavid

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Does an EASY WFO design exist?
« on: March 31, 2011, 02:14:18 AM »
When I see the WFO builds on the net they seem to look way, way overkill and overly complex.

Is there a super easy DIY friendly build online that someone can recommend?

Thanks!


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Re: Does an EASY WFO design exist?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 08:38:44 AM »
I studied this at length before I wimped out and bought a finished WFO. In my opinion, if you want to end up with a durable, quality oven with decent performance, you are in for a lot of work with a fair amount of logistical effort as well. I don't think most of the work will be all that difficult per se, but it will require a lot of planning, it will be very time consuming, and it will require effort to be precise.

If you decide to build yourself, I would not look for the easy way out. I think in the long run, you would regret it. The plans I've seen are not overly complex, rather they are designed to achieve many important functions. Shortcuts are going to, in many cases, compremise performance.

All that being said, buying a finished oven ended up being a lot more work and a lot more difficult than I had contemplated as well (and I'm not done yet)...

Craig
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Re: Does an EASY WFO design exist?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 11:22:31 AM »
Here's a thread from awhile back. It may be something to look at.
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=8528.0

Offline Tscarborough

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Re: Does an EASY WFO design exist?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 01:28:19 PM »
A barrel vault oven can be built quickly and inexpensively. I built the actual oven part of mine in about 12 hours.  Building the stand, the hearth, and the enclosure is what takes time and money. 

http://brokebrick.com/outdoorkitchen.htm


Offline Jackie Tran

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Re: Does an EASY WFO design exist?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 01:48:19 PM »
Tom I love your oven, especially with the bricks on the left side and the reason you give.  Makes me chuckle everytime I see it. :)

Offline carbon

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Re: Does an EASY WFO design exist?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 02:55:51 PM »
cob oven.....several, easy how to sites on the web.

Offline Tman1

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Re: Does an EASY WFO design exist?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 05:12:26 PM »
The link in reply#2 is what I did... works very well, even though the looks could use some improvement. First pizza cooked in 45 seconds for me, but I've got it around 90-120 most of the time now.

In the future I'll be making something more permanent, but for now, it works great and I spent less than $125.