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  • Mongo
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    I thought this might be effective. At least for a heat break that was essentially an after thought.
    I moved the ceramic fiber braid from between the floor bricks and the landing to the floor bricks directly under the inner arch. The floor bricks now only directly contact the landing bricks along a 1/2 inch strip rather than the full 2 1/2 inch. That should reduce the heat loss by conduction.
    Not perfect but better than nothing.

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  • Mongo
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    Was not originally going to do a heat break but talked myself into it.
    Ceramic fiber braid, 1/4 inch.Flu gallery arch will have minimal direct contact with the inner arch.The break between the floor bricks and the landing occurs beyond the inner arch, on the outside of the door which I'm not crazy about.

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  • JRPizza
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    Mongo, if you can improve on the design please document so others can follow and learn. The way I built my vent has a good portion of the downward load carried by the front and rear vent arches, and the serpentine part of the vent is mostly in compression, but that design has been criticized for lack of interlocking bricks.
    I have studied many of the builds on this forum going back to the early days, and the ovens have evolved as clever folks tweak the design. Just look at the basic oven shown in the FB plans and contrast that to some of the more recent builds. Looking forward to seeing what modifications you come up with!

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  • Mongo
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    Originally posted by ubcpsyc View Post
    I love the care and effort you have put into this. What were you planning for the chimney?
    Thanks very much.
    Have just started working on the outer arch and flu. Chimney will be a 8" duratech stovepipe, mountplate and cap.
    Flu will be a 'serpentine' design I saw in JRPizza 's build.
    There is a bit of structural instability in the design but it's not holding a lot of weight. I have an idea on how I can 'lock' the inward leaning 'inverse arch' section of the flu to the inner and outer arches of the flu gallery.
    We'll see how that goes.

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  • ubcpsyc
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    I love the care and effort you have put into this. What were you planning for the chimney?

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  • Chach
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    Originally posted by JRPizza View Post
    "Money has lost all meaning". I'm glad I didn't have a mouth full of my favorite beverage when I read that
    It didn't take me long to ditch the cost spread sheet I was keeping, and that is saying something as I really like to track stuff. The increasing costs and trying to keep track of the receipts from the never ending runs to the hardware store made me decide that cost really didn't matter and it was a quality of life endeavor to build an oven.
    Totally agree lol. There is a point when you just say forget it and just get what's needed...I was like why am I trying to save a few hundred dollars? It's a small price to save in the grand scheme of things. Guess I'll fill the enclosure with perlite. LOL.

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  • JRPizza
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    "Money has lost all meaning". I'm glad I didn't have a mouth full of my favorite beverage when I read that
    It didn't take me long to ditch the cost spread sheet I was keeping, and that is saying something as I really like to track stuff. The increasing costs and trying to keep track of the receipts from the never ending runs to the hardware store made me decide that cost really didn't matter and it was a quality of life endeavor to build an oven.

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  • NCMan
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    Looks very nice.

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  • Mongo
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    Started on the landing and flu gallery.
    Arch forms are cut and shaped. This should be fun.
    Also purchased my third blade for the tile saw. Money has lost all meaning.
    Last edited by Mongo; 03-30-2020, 12:51 PM.

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  • Mongo
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    And the plug. Surprisingly easy to shape. Used my second attempt.

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  • Mongo
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    Got a lot of work done this past weekend. Final chain in the dome.Not a perfect circle for the plug but really couldn't be more pleased.

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  • UtahBeehiver
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    Nice work. The soap stone counters look very nice too.

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  • Mongo
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    Originally posted by Gulf View Post
    Actually, it wasn't the "dreaded droop". It appears to me that the arch was just a little too far forward. No worries, you did what it takes to recover. It will perform just fine.
    Thanks for that Gulf. Great observation. Arch was actually positioned ok. Turns out my rather cheesy IT had collapsed on me by at least a quarter of an inch in length during the last 3 chains prior to clearing the arch, thus pulling the dome away from the arch.

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  • modified9v
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    Hey George... enjoyed looking at your build today. I think I answered your question about the depth on my build, but if I had it to do again I’d make it longer than shorter. That 2” will be nothing. Try it with a peel into your oven now from that distance and see if it works for ya.

    Best of luck on the rest... looking at your photos brought back many memories. LOL,
    Mikie V.

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  • Mongo
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    Finally up to date on my build.
    Dome is not yet closed but while I'm waiting on the counter top to cure so I can stand on it, I'm starting on the flu gallery.
    I'm doing a brick facade covering the face of the oven front and will extend the outer arch out over the facade.
    At this point I have the luxury of full control over the depth of the gallery.

    I have plans that range from a depth of 12 to 14 inches.
    I want to minimize that depth to make it easier to get in and out of the oven. At 14 inches plus the 6 inch dept of the inner arch that would be 20 inches before you are actually IN the oven.
    I've guessing that's about a 56 inch reach to the back of the oven.

    I'd be great to know what everyone's flu gallery depth is and how it affects tending pizzas and getting in and out.



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