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Old, very old wood fired oven
« on: February 01, 2014, 12:25:12 PM »
Found this pictures of a very wood fired that was found in-extremist and incorporated into a house renovation.
Thought I would share as it is a true beauty.

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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 01:41:39 PM »
One of the best pictures I gave seen of an old wfo. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 01:51:03 PM »
Wow, great to see it being retained.  Do you know where on the planet this was ?

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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 02:03:39 PM »
It appears to be French, Provence probably.

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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 02:23:39 PM »
I'd kill to get that door.
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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 10:18:14 PM »
It appears to be French, Provence probably.

You are good, really good. The oven is in Aix en Provence.

No date of when it was built, but it is very old. Probably middle age but it is strange as they used big stones rather than bricks. Probably didn't have the finances to build with bricks.
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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 10:41:56 PM »
How about this one Tom. What is your guess on the region it is from?
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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2014, 11:00:20 AM »

I can't really see the oven, but going by the stonework and what I can see, I would place it in Western France, Brittany, but it could also be Scottish.

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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2014, 05:36:18 PM »
I can't really see the oven, but going by the stonework and what I can see, I would place it in Western France, Brittany, but it could also be Scottish.

Ok, I had quite a bit of respect for you and your knowledge, even if we disagree at times :-) but I am down right impressed. Typical oven from the Brittany indeed.
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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 04:53:23 PM »
A true work of art, but where's the ventilation?


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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 06:58:53 PM »
Very cool!  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 10:17:40 PM »
A true work of art, but where's the ventilation?
Back then, ovens were often ventilated through the door.
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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 01:11:35 PM »
Here is a stone bread oven. I doubt they were making pizza at the time since it was built in 1882 by the railroad to bake bread to feed its workers. It is located in Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site on the Rio Grande in west Texas.
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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2014, 12:29:38 AM »
Really impressed.  Nice job everyone!  I am about to embark on a journey.  One in which I build a low dome Neapolitan oven.  The other will be a higher domed bread oven.  Does know of any plans or what the materials consist of.  I've been reading that the materials are different in Naples then the US, does anyone know if this is true?  I know an area called Pozzuoli which has the solfatara.  I also know that the ratio off Alumina (high) (low) silica has a higher thermal temp achievement resulting in a higher thermal shock against oven materials.  Does anyone know what Im talking about?

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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2014, 01:43:16 PM »
I know what you are saying but not what you are asking.

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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2014, 10:27:00 PM »
Really impressed.  Nice job everyone!  I am about to embark on a journey.  One in which I build a low dome Neapolitan oven.  The other will be a higher domed bread oven.  Does know of any plans or what the materials consist of.  I've been reading that the materials are different in Naples then the US, does anyone know if this is true?  I know an area called Pozzuoli which has the solfatara.  I also know that the ratio off Alumina (high) (low) silica has a higher thermal temp achievement resulting in a higher thermal shock against oven materials.  Does anyone know what Im talking about?

Yes, I do and amen. Each time I say the refractory brick found in the US are not the right kind to build a wood fired oven, some people go a little crazy on me  :-D
I have bought a bunch of the food grade, natural clay, refractory bricks, imported from Europe, to build a wfo.
If you want I can send some to you. I have the big floor tiles and the smaller dome bricks.
Send me a PM if you want.

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Re: Old, very old wood fired oven
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 10:28:16 PM »
Here is a stone bread oven. I doubt they were making pizza at the time since it was built in 1882 by the railroad to bake bread to feed its workers. It is located in Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site on the Rio Grande in west Texas.

Love it, thank you for sharing. Pretty far form our brick wood fired ovens, yet they managed to make it work.
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