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  • #16
    Re: Fireplace Below/Pizza Oven Above

    I just posted the pictures to Flicker.

    Here is the link:

    Witness Patio Pizza Oven - a set on Flickr

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    • #17
      Re: Fireplace Below/Pizza Oven Above

      I'm also interested in building a oven with fire below.

      I have seen these available, they claim to reach 350C in 35min. I'm assuming they have less thermal mass.

      I was thinking of building something between this and the Japanese oven on page 1.

      I'm interested in comments on the following

      1. will fire below oven get as hot and cook pizza as well as a traditional
      pizza oven?
      2. if I use less thermal mass with good insulation will the oven heat up faster and get hot enough. I'm not worried about cooking in it over night or the next morning so I don't see any advantage in it being hot a day after the fire has gone out.

      thanks for you input

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      • #18
        Re: Fireplace Below/Pizza Oven Above

        Unbelievable! Mechanical cooking tray? WOW!

        Do you keep a fire going while you cook? How long does the dome retain heat? I'm loving the creativity. I got derailed last summer, but plan on starting my chimney/oven this summer after vacation once the kids are out of school here. I have my slab framed and re-bared out. Just need someone to come pour it.

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        • #19
          Re: Fireplace Below/Pizza Oven Above

          i just built a 36" rumford fireplace with a brick oven above and off to the side. due to chimney constraints i could only fit an 18" oven in the width that i had to play with. my experience is that you need a great deal of width due to the flue for the rumford and the thickness of the oven. i'm still in the process of finishing the flue inside the oven (i built a damper mechanism and have to finish the transition of the dome to the flue). i'm not sure how well this oven is going to work to cook pizza, but it should work very well as a bbq/roasting oven! this is the first and probably last oven i ever build and i found it to be quite interesting. i will try to post some pics of the whole process and be interested in what people think!

          Rob

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sqv View Post
            Re: Fireplace Below/Pizza Oven Above

            i just built a 36" rumford fireplace with a brick oven above and off to the side. due to chimney constraints i could only fit an 18" oven in the width that i had to play with. my experience is that you need a great deal of width due to the flue for the rumford and the thickness of the oven. i'm still in the process of finishing the flue inside the oven (i built a damper mechanism and have to finish the transition of the dome to the flue). i'm not sure how well this oven is going to work to cook pizza, but it should work very well as a bbq/roasting oven! this is the first and probably last oven i ever build and i found it to be quite interesting. i will try to post some pics of the whole process and be interested in what people think!

            Rob
            Any updates on this?

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            • #21
              Anyone tried to build a fireplace with a pizza oven on top? If so, was it successful? I have thought of this idea for a long time, but got sceptical to my design after reading comments on the topic. I am most worried for smoke exiting the fireplace in the front. I do not need an oven in restaurant quality and it does not need to be hot for many hours. Any comments on my design?
              Hi. I want to build a combined outdoor fireplace and pizza oven, but i'm not sure if my design will be successful. The oven will be made out of cinder blocks, firebrick and a metal flue pipe. The gap between the open fireplace and pizza oven can be closed with additional firebrick. The chimney opening will

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