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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2013, 01:09:57 PM »
You've tried setting that curved piece on top in both "right-side-up" and "upside down" position I assume? From the picture it looks as though there are two "different" sides to it. And the top of the curved piece (as we're seeing it in the pictures) looks like it would be more naturally postioned facing downward as its positioned on the opening...i.e. no space between the fake brick fašade on the door opening and the fake brick fašade on the curved piece.

Good luck!

And just patch that opening piece -- its not exposed to too much heat.

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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2013, 01:29:28 PM »
Here's some more pics of the piece in question. Held it up with some firebricks. Does this look correct?

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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2013, 01:30:18 PM »
Couple more shots.
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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2013, 01:32:14 PM »
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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2013, 01:32:32 PM »
That looks correct, then you can either carry it (the flue) over the top to the center, or just go straight up.

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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2013, 01:38:12 PM »
Does the flue have to be metal or do I just fashion the flue like the inside of a (brick) chimney?

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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2013, 02:28:34 PM »
looks lilke it should be pushed back all the way so the arms are on top of the oven parts.  the flue doesn't have to be huge at that point. 

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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2013, 04:50:12 PM »
Now that I look at it, I think it may be upside-down as you have it assembled.

I think it is probably supposed to be flipped over and pushed back to sit with the colored areas touching as I highlighted in the picture below. I think the recessed area that will now be facing down is probably intended to have a metal lip that hangs down a few inches forming the front of the vent.
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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2013, 05:03:26 PM »
It seemed wobblier that way round but cosmetically it looks better. Maybe once the outerstructure is built it will stabilize it.  Unclear what the "tabs" are for in the concrete as well.


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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2013, 05:17:52 PM »
it looks like it would be too high if flipped.  i think it just needs to go back from where you have it in the photos.  it should form a hood over the door to catch and direct the smoke into a chimney.  usually this hood isn't much higher than the door opening. 

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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2013, 05:18:17 PM »
You tried it green on green and red on red like I pictured where the full width of the arch is supported - 100% of both tabs is on the main oven, and the protruding parts of the main oven are 100% under the arch? What arrangement is sturdier than that?

Given that there is no blackening on either the top or bottom or inside of the arch, I'm thinking the whole thing must have been lined with metal - i.e. the vent dropped down into the open area. It didn't simply start above it. I also think this is more likely with the arch inverted from the way it is oriented in the picture so that the metal terminates up in the recessed area of the arch. It could be done with copper or bronze to be very attractive.
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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2013, 05:22:36 PM »
Sounds awesome.  Here it is flipped over. It is rocky but I guess I have to slap mortar and some sort of structure around it anyway....

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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2013, 05:27:48 PM »
it looks like it would be too high if flipped.  i think it just needs to go back from where you have it in the photos.  it should form a hood over the door to catch and direct the smoke into a chimney.  usually this hood isn't much higher than the door opening.

Wouldn't it have to be lifted to be pushed back?
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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2013, 05:29:29 PM »
Sounds awesome.  Here it is flipped over. It is rocky but I guess I have to slap mortar and some sort of structure around it anyway....

That doesn't look right to me either. Heck I don't know. It looks better flipped, but I don't see how you hold it in place that way.
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Re: Can you identify the maker of this WFO?
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2013, 07:27:34 PM »
I think it was right the first time, but a little too high, the tabs should fit tight.  And, yes, if it has been used there was a liner of some sort because there is no soot at all.