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Offline JConk007

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2011, 11:26:27 PM »
Looks Great Scott do you have the infrared gun for temp ? How long did you heat,  up before first pie?
I would eat that for sure! hole or no hole. Call it a first "donut pizza"!
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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2011, 12:23:06 AM »
Thanks John.

 The tools showed up at around 4:30. So I decided what the hell, let's fire it up.  I let it heat up for about 1.5 hours.  The dome was white and reading over 1000 degrees.  The floor was only around 725.  I couldn't figure out how to get the floor hotter.  I raked some coals over it for awhile.  Maybe not long enough? I did have a hard time with the pizza peel and had to revert to wood.  It's going to take some practice.  My dough was a 8 hour counter rise.  It seemed extra wet even though it's the same recipe I use when I cold ferment.  Thanks again,

Scott D.

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2011, 12:33:31 AM »
The wetness will get you everytime with the GI metal peel.  IMO, it won't handle a high hydration dough like a wooden peel would.  Also don't forget to lightly flour the slotted peel as well before slipping it under or dragging a skin onto it. 

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2011, 01:09:46 AM »
Those still look damn good for a first firing!!  And they tasted good, which is what matters.  I hope I do a quarter as well...  :P 

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2011, 10:47:53 AM »
Hey Scott, Excellent work. Can't wait to see the completed oven. What is the layer between the steel table top and the ceramic board floor insulation? Just mortar?




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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2011, 03:17:44 PM »
Tere,

There is nothing substantial  between the steel table and the ceramic board.  I did use a little liquid nails to hold the board in place.  It was a little warped and was not lying flat, so I glued it and put some weight on it to flatten it out.  There is also some residual sand along the edges that is left over from leveling the floor tiles. 

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2011, 04:51:11 PM »
Ok thanks Scott,

I was a little unclear of whether or not an insulated concrete hearth was still needed with the ceramic board.


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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2011, 07:08:08 PM »
Tere,

According to Forno Bravo it is not.  I felt the underside of my metal stand when the oven was heated
and felt no heat coming through the insulation.

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2011, 09:39:59 PM »
I spent about 5 hours doing some framing today.  It took awhile to get the hang of it, but it was not to bad. 

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2011, 05:07:01 PM »
Looks good to me! :)


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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2011, 05:25:33 PM »
Nice!  I love these build threads.
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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2011, 01:20:15 PM »
I am almost done with the framing.  I did a ruff frame job of the left side of the simulated vent and the landing set up. 

Scott D.

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2011, 01:52:36 PM »
REALLY nice, Scott!  That is going to look fantastic.  Those steel studs are fun to work with, aren't they?  We're doing the frame for our surround now too... 

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2011, 01:46:22 AM »
Very Very Nice Scott  :) Have you decided on your finish yet?
Now....I know it has wheels and all but that oven sure looks stout. Have you moved it since the build?

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2011, 08:26:29 AM »
scott, very nice, you did a great job with the framing. are you going to save weight by using backer board over stucco?

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2011, 08:33:34 AM »
why stucco? are you speaking of on the outside the b board? Isn't just the Backer /cement board enough? and then whatever finish is preferred, fake stone/stucco/paint ,would go over that right?
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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #56 on: August 03, 2011, 12:39:54 AM »
I got most of the Hardie Board done today. What a pain in the A$$! My hands are killing me from scoring and cutting!  Octagon shape, What was I thinking with all those sides!!!!!!

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #57 on: August 03, 2011, 07:08:56 AM »
Scott I must admitt I was thinking that too! The 8 sides are square but especially the top sections I have worked with it and know how tough it is to work with. How do you plan to seal the pipe?  I applaud you! I may have just done only the side walls then stucco over the blanket and dome. It really looks great!! now the fun stuff the veneer.  ;D
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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #58 on: August 03, 2011, 08:46:57 AM »
You are going to mesh and float all of those corners and edges, right?

(Looks Great!)

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Re: My wood fired oven has arrived!
« Reply #59 on: August 03, 2011, 08:56:23 AM »
John,

Still trying to figure the pipe seal stuff out.  Any ideas?

Tscarborough,

Yes I plan on smoothing the edges.

Scott D