We picked ours up from Rounboy on Friday. After the 3 1/2 hour ride each way by the time we got home Friday afternoon we were just too tired to mess with it, so I left it in the truck until Sunday (yesterday). The wife and I started about 9am and finished at around 1pm with a luch break and really taking our time. I will get the pics loaded and start a thread on it soon.
I see from your pics you added a reflective material under the bricks and over the dome - did you not use the 2 bags of vermiculite that came with it? Have you cooked anything yet?
The assembly instructions had a note which stated that heavy duty tin foil could be placed between the base plates and bricks, as well as covering the dome. Since I had loads of tin foil I use to wrap my ribs and briskets, I decided to put it to use. I'm glad I did. When we were laying the bricks we noticed that they were all slightly different heights. We used pieces of tin foil in an attempt to level the brick floor so pizza peels and ash racks don't hang up. So far it's working great. I also covered the top of the dome with foil as an extra reflective barrier. I did use the two bags of insulation, but had half a bag left over as there wasn't enough room for all of it. Were you able get all of both bags in Bigfoot?
I just built my second fire in it tonight. The first fire stayed relatively low but still produced some moisture. The fire tonight had a bit more punch to it and produced even more moisture which I understand is normal. Getting the moisture out of the cement is part of the seasoning process. Tomorrow night, I'll build an even larger fire and perhaps cook a pizza or two.
I'll have to say, considering the affordable price point (free shipping) and the fact I was able to get heavy duty casters for mobility, I'm extremely pleased. We'll see how well this baby cooks pizzas!