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  • Toms Oven In Nanyuki

    Lets see if this works. There should be pictures of a Pompei oven built on a retaining wall.

    Tom T

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    The next five

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      Wow, you've been busy and your efforts are paying off - looking good!
      When did you start your build?

      Sarah

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        The last five.

        I don't think I ever would have done this (or even attempted it) without the FB Website. Every question I had seemed to have an answer somewhere on the site. And to really cheer me up, every mistake I made seemed to have been made (and corrected) by at least one or two people on the site.

        Cheers. Tom T

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          Re: Toms Oven In Nanyuki

          Originally posted by sarah h View Post
          Wow, you've been busy and your efforts are paying off - looking good!
          When did you start your build?

          Sarah
          This has been going for a while now. I think I started building in Dec 07 and had it finished by the end of March 08. I had a lot of spare time.

          Tom T

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            Gosh, I hadn't even seen the last five - well done!

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              Yery nice oven! I love the setting, too - without the house in the background it looks as if the oven was in the middle of nowhere.

              How difficult/easy was it to source materials in Kenya? I was just thinking that it would be nice if you posted a source list, for anyone near you who starts an oven....
              "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                Re: Toms Oven In Nanyuki

                Hey Tom,

                I would also be interested in how you are using the oven -- is it for fun, or is it a practical oven?

                Where are you in Kenya and what is the region like?

                It's very cool having a Pompeii Oven in a new place.
                James
                Pizza Ovens
                Outdoor Fireplaces

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                • #9
                  Re: Toms Oven In Nanyuki

                  Hey Tom,

                  Nice looking oven!

                  Well done..

                  JED

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                  • #10
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                    Nice build! That should bake some nice pizza.
                    Ken H. - Kentucky
                    42" Pompeii

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                      Fantastic Tom!
                      Travis

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                      • #12
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                        To answer a few questions

                        We're in Nanyuki Kenya which is about 3 hours drive north of Nairobi and is located slightly West of Mount Kenya. Nanyuki has about 30,000 people in the town and another 100,000 or so in the surrounding areas.

                        The oven is mainly for fun (I needed a project to keep me busy) and we seem to fire it up about once every two weeks for a pizza session followed by a bread session. We're still getting up the nerve to try roasting things after the bread (We're planning to try a Turkey for thanksgiving).

                        Sourcing materials was fairly straightforward. There are several brick factories near Nairobi and one of them had some "fire bricks" from a large kiln project that they had been involved with a few years ago. Just about everything else (sand, gravel, cement, fire clay, lime, vermiculite etc was available from local hardware shops). The only thing we missed out on was any sort of mass produced insulation. Instead, we just covered the brick dome with 6 inches of vermiculite mix and then covered that with a blue coloured stucco finish.

                        We're currently experimenting with various peels and other oven tools.

                        cheers,

                        Tom T

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