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Offline Adam T

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2014, 10:49:29 PM »
How much is this going to weigh Adam? That pic makes it look much bigger than what I thought you were doing.....what diameter is that platter?

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It will weigh around 100 - 110 pounds when it's complete. The platter's diameter is 16.5", that is a 1" shaft in the middle.
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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2014, 10:41:52 AM »
It will weigh around 100 - 110 pounds when it's complete. The platter's diameter is 16.5", that is a 1" shaft in the middle.
What a trip!  :-D  That photo is a bit of an optical illusion if one doesn't realize the oven is being assembled up on a table. I was looking at it as if that table top was a steel plate laying on the floor....makes that clamp bar then seem about 5ft. long.  :o

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2014, 11:31:28 AM »
What a trip!  :-D  That photo is a bit of an optical illusion if one doesn't realize the oven is being assembled up on a table. I was looking at it as if that table top was a steel plate laying on the floor....makes that clamp bar then seem about 5ft. long.  :o

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 ;D I see what you mean. I was pretty close with the camera so the picture is a bit distorted too. I like the way you think though, a 30" rotating deck with dual burners would be pretty cool! I'd hate to see how much propane you would go through with two burners blasting away :o
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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2014, 01:49:29 PM »
What a trip!  :-D  That photo is a bit of an optical illusion if one doesn't realize the oven is being assembled up on a table. I was looking at it as if that table top was a steel plate laying on the floor....makes that clamp bar then seem about 5ft. long.  :o

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I still don't believe Adam.  Look at this picture.  The only difference is a touch of paint and the Dilithium Crystals are installed. :-D  It may be a Klingon design
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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2014, 03:21:10 PM »
I still don't believe Adam.  Look at this picture.  The only difference is a touch of paint and the Dilithium Crystals are installed. :-D  It may be a Klingon design
Dave

Best Dilithium Crystal powered pizza oven ever!

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2014, 05:59:47 PM »
my experience as a sheet metal workers leads me to believe you are building some form of tank, lol.  No corners cut on this thing.

For the 30" one you simply scrap the propane and put in waste oil burners and become good friends with a guy who has a big deep fryer.
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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2014, 09:05:40 PM »
my experience as a sheet metal workers leads me to believe you are building some form of tank, lol.  No corners cut on this thing.

For the 30" one you simply scrap the propane and put in waste oil burners and become good friends with a guy who has a big deep fryer.

Yes!  ;D

Now I need a picture with the burner in to give some perspective.

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2014, 09:44:43 AM »
my experience as a sheet metal workers leads me to believe you are building some form of tank, lol.  No corners cut on this thing.

Most of the sheet metal is 10ga. (.1345") with some 12ga. (.1046") used on a few pieces.

I might need to find another volunteer press brake operator if he takes any longer before forming the rest of the parts.

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2014, 10:51:11 AM »
Getting close to finishing the new oven.
Slow going I know, but you can only do so much work during a 15 minute break time.

I reconstituted my dried sourdough starter last night. Now I need to find some 00 flour. Maybe I'll get some Caputo from Amazon or look for a distributor in West Michigan.

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #69 on: May 01, 2014, 11:12:19 AM »
Looking good..... 8)

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #70 on: May 01, 2014, 11:24:08 AM »
Looks great so far. Can't wait to see it in action.  Are you going to throw a pizza party at work? 

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #71 on: May 01, 2014, 11:40:51 AM »
Are you going to throw a pizza party at work?

Yes. I would be lynched if I didn't make them pizza when I'm done with the oven. They keep asking, "800*?! Pizza gets done in less than 2 minutes?! Really?!"

I'm going to take it home and figure out the oven and the dough to go with it before making pizza for the guys at work.

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #72 on: May 01, 2014, 01:03:10 PM »
Looks great so far. Can't wait to see it in action. 

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #73 on: May 02, 2014, 09:33:24 AM »
I went back and found my original build thread for the prototype oven...
http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=14782.msg149555#msg149555
The first pizzas looked more like a New Haven style with the blackened crust.

This oven process started back in July of 2011! I'm close to having the rotating stone I've always wanted since somebody put little roller bearings on the grill grate in their LBE. (Who was that?  ??? )

The starter I was reconstituting got cooked yesterday. The kitchen's room temperature was 68* so I put the bowl in the oven with the light on. My wife preheated the oven to bake a birthday cake and the starter was still in the oven. Oh well, started the culture again last night, only one day lost. Now to get melted plastic wrap off the glass bowl.  :(

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #74 on: May 07, 2014, 03:51:58 PM »
The oven is ready for the testing phase.  :pizza:  :chef:

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2014, 04:03:22 PM »
That was quick! Looks great, can't wait to see the first pies out of the new oven.

Is there a door of any kind to cover the opening while under fire?
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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2014, 04:08:08 PM »
That was quick! Looks great, can't wait to see the first pies out of the new oven.

Is there a door of any kind to cover the opening while under fire?

I have a "door" design ready to go, but I'm going to try the oven without one first.

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #77 on: May 07, 2014, 09:43:22 PM »
Good....she's ready and this is going to be awesome with that adjustable burner lever.
You ain't gonna need no stinking door.  ;)

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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #78 on: May 08, 2014, 08:24:47 AM »
Good....she's ready and this is going to be awesome with that adjustable burner lever.
You ain't gonna need no stinking door.  ;)

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Awesome  ^^^.  Maybe not a door, but a firefighter proximity suit and a cup.
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Re: Scorched Earth Pizza Oven
« Reply #79 on: May 08, 2014, 08:50:12 AM »
Thanks CB.

a firefighter proximity suit and a cup.

 :-D

My coworkers were a little nervous when I was walking around with a lighter and a propane tank.  >:D
The hi-lo propane tank didn't fit up to my regulator. Probably a good thing it didn't, I understand now that there is an oil additive to the hi-lo propane. That's not something I want on my pizza.

Thanks all for the input during this oven build.
I'm really looking forward to baking a couple of pies  this weekend.


 

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