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  • #76
    Alomran that is so helpful - thank you!!!!
    My cast oven build thread

    https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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    • #77
      Just going back to the earlier discussion about breathers/valve to release pressure under the final render coat, does the idea of a bent copper tube have any disadvantages (other than some folks don't want to leave something in for appearance reasons)? A bit of spare copper tubing and a plumber's spring and there is a cheap and effective solution? Does it need to be high tech and one-way?


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      • #78
        Hello all, had a bit of time this weekend to start my curing fires and build a bit of a temporary roof until I can get it rendered. Into day 4 of curing fires now and it's going well. Oven is retaining heat quite well over night. Had the floor to 200 degrees C last night, it was about 100 C in the morning and about 70 by the evening. While waiting for the oven to dry I made a door out of two sheets of steel with the edges folded back, then filled the gap with about 50mm of 10:1 vermicrete. Door is functional but a bit crumbly so I'll probably fill round the edges with a bit of a stronger mix to keep the vermiculite in.
        Tonight I made my first bit of food as a tester, I had already had my dinner so I just got a potato waffle and put it in the skillet with a bit of cheese, 'Waffle Surprise', it was very nice and cooked in no time. Roll on pizza in a few days! Thanks to everyone for their advice and support, I'm chuffed with it so far. It was very nice just admiring the flames on a summer evening and thinking about all the nice food I'm gonna make in it.

        edit: I expected to see some condensation coming off my insulation onto the underside of the plastic sheet, haven't noticed any so far which I guess is OK. Insulation is doing well, can barely detect any heat on the outside.
        Last edited by mesoiam; 07-14-2020, 02:46 PM.

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        • #79
          mesoiam That looks great!!! Congratulations on making it so far - bet you can’t wait for that first pizza and I bet it is so satisfying when it comes enjoy!
          My cast oven build thread

          https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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          • #80
            Pizza at Last! Pretty pleased with the results, had two friends of ours round last night for the debut. Didn't take very long to get the oven up to temperature, (maybe just over an hour and the floor was 400), as it was already nice and warm from all the other fires. The first pizza was a bit burnt at the bottom but tasted good enough, nice and light and well risen with a nice thin crunch. I let off on a fire a little and let the floor get down to just below 300 and it seemed much more manageable, the next pizzas were excellent and everyone loved them, a bit of a relief as I had felt a bit of pressure to perform.
            Homemade pizza sauce, thanks to Mullster for the inspiration to actually make my own sauce, definitely an improvement over the random pasta sauce we were using before.
            These guys running their ovens crazily hot, how are you not burning the bottom? Now that I think of it my dough was a bit cold, as it had been in the fridge, maybe should have let it get up to temperature for longer.
            Anyway I'm a happy boy now, having a few more friends around tomorrow for more pizza and the littluns 1st birthday. Thanks to the great help from all on this forum. A friend of a friend has expressed interest in building one, I'll be sending him this way.

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            • #81
              mesoiam congratulations!!! I can almost taste it
              My cast oven build thread

              https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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