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Offline jrcpcr

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dry fit oven project pictures
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:07:14 PM »
here are some pictures....I was thinking of lining the bottom with soapstone... or maybe do the whole interior with soapstone...or maybe bottom and sides in soapstone and the ceiling in stainless steel... any comments or suggestions appreciated...

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Re: dry fit oven project pictures
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 09:01:08 PM »
Sweet backdrop for an oven.

Soapstone is WAY too conductive to use for the deck of a WFO.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 09:36:34 PM »
What are those metal rails called that are used for the roofs of these mortarless ovens?

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Re: dry fit oven project pictures
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 09:59:40 PM »
Angle iron. You can buy it at Home Depot.
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Re: dry fit oven project pictures
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2014, 10:33:35 PM »
Or for half the price at a metal supply shop.  I like the whole setup other than you having to be on your knees to use it.

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2014, 11:36:53 PM »
Angle iron. You can buy it at Home Depot.

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Re: dry fit oven project pictures
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 08:32:47 AM »
It's built into a hill so the actual oven bottom is just over 4' from level ground...The angle iron is from Home Depot $9.97 for a 6' piece, I used six lengths...Firebrick $2.00 each, I used around one hundred. I added another photo so you can sort of see the height...

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Re: dry fit oven project pictures
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 09:07:05 AM »
I'd love to get some of that granite you have there.  Is it old curbing?
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Re: dry fit oven project pictures
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 09:30:39 AM »
Yes... 12"w X 4" thick... the one piece is 100" long the upper one 66"...I bought about 12 pieces and a couple polished slabs at a garage sale for $50.00...I had to move it by myself though...

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Re: dry fit oven project pictures
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2014, 07:54:43 PM »
Or for half the price at a metal supply shop.

Or you can usually find an old bed frame lying around and pay nothing.

Jon, how far, laterally speaking, is the base of the hill from the mouth of the oven?  That seems way too far away to comfortable work the oven, imo.  To be able to see what's going on, and work with a reasonable length peel, you're going to want to be able to work within 12" of the oven mouth- not all the time, but you're going to want to get close to the mouth occasionally.  Right now, if you're standing at the bottom of the hill, if feels like you're about 5 feet away from the mouth.  My shoulders hurt just thinking about the length the peel and it's weight.


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Re: dry fit oven project pictures
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2014, 08:27:01 PM »
There's a 10" stone step... When I'm on that it's about 36" to the throat...What I do is lean, sit on the bottom granite stone and your right at the oven then...


 

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