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  • 100million
    started a topic Bend, Oregon USA 29" interior Floor

    Bend, Oregon USA 29" interior Floor

    Well I am starting my Thread with the Masters of Pizza Ovens that have completed ovens

    I am a rookie and never built a oven but I am stepping in the mud....with my friend and Master Brick layer Serigo................

    This is our First Outdoor Kitchen with a Modular Refractory Oven Installation

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...gon-11041.html


    We have studied all of the greatest builders and came up with a few ideas of our own. I know we could do better but did not have enough money to fly all you great builders out to Bend, Oregon

    We are going to try to make this structurely sound so it will not fall apart....I will explain some of my structurely items to all if asked

    Here is my oven

    29" floor
    14" Dome Height
    7.75" Door Height
    18" Door Width

    ( I left some of my measurements at the warehouse, So I will fill them in and edit this post tomorrow)

    We are using Fire brick
    Mortar is 2 #30 silica sand 1 1/2 fire clay 1 portland cement 1 lime...Poor mans Mix

    Floor is vermiculite 8 to 1

    8" Chimney

    We built it in a 42 by 50 inch frame made out of 3 x 3 inch angle iron with 3 in flat stock as supports under the oven.......
    Last edited by 100million; 03-31-2010, 05:27 PM.

  • 100million
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    Originally posted by letmeno View Post
    Re: Bend, Oregon USA 29" interior Floor

    Just curious, What are the layers on the steel frame? Is that hardi backer---mortar--fb board--and finally the cooking floor?
    hi letmeno

    The floor was fire brick and below that was hardbacker just to hold the firebrick...... if I did it again I would use bricks on its edge..... THE FLOOR NEEDS MORE ABILITY TO HOLD HEAT..... I laid them flat...... It still worked perfect.... but with the bricks on its side it will retian heat easier and reheat the floor faster.......

    Chris

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  • 100million
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    Originally posted by skywalker View Post
    Re: Bend, Oregon USA 29" interior Floor

    I'm really not trying to revive an old thread. But I just finished reading the whole thing and was wondering if you could tell us how it went. I know its been a long time and your website seems to be down. But just for historic reasons, it would be cool to know what went right, what went wrong (if anything) with the oven in a trailer.

    Thank you!
    Hi Les

    Thanks for keeping me up to date..... Sky the oven turned out fine and worked perfect..... If I was going to do it again .... MAYBE hehe.... I would not make a 29 in floor. IT IS WAY TO SMALL TO KEEP UP WITH CUSTOMERS.....

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  • Les
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    Sky, I believe Chris got booted from the forum some time back. He may have morphed into someone else, not sure...

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  • skywalker
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    Re: Bend, Oregon USA 29" interior Floor

    I'm really not trying to revive an old thread. But I just finished reading the whole thing and was wondering if you could tell us how it went. I know its been a long time and your website seems to be down. But just for historic reasons, it would be cool to know what went right, what went wrong (if anything) with the oven in a trailer.

    Thank you!

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  • letmeno
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    Just curious, What are the layers on the steel frame? Is that hardi backer---mortar--fb board--and finally the cooking floor?

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  • C5dad
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    Chris,

    How is the trailer holding up??

    In reading the comments, the axle is uber important - I have bent a trailer Axel and it really sucks due to the excess tire wear, pulling and handling.

    My thought was to make an integrated smoker and oven for events (pulled pork= bueno! Pulled pork pizza = NIRVANA!)

    Do tell a bit more on your vent pipe - is it double or single wall?

    Thanks

    The other Chris (aka C5dad)

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  • Tman1
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    Now that you've had some time with the oven, anything you would change?

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  • mn8tr
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    Total ignorance on my part but what are the threads sticking out all over the dome?

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  • Tman1
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    I've been looking at mobile versions for some time, and I often wonder how much of it is overkill. Knowing how much extra effort went into yours for travel, then seeing this latest one with seemingly nothing extra, makes me curious. Of course more is better in this case, I suppose, but more leads to cost usually. I can't get over how much they want for a new mobile oven on a trailer. That's a lot of pies!!! Seems like a homemade version helps you make money right there. (Not to mention I've emailed him multiple times and he's not responded.)

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  • Tman1
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    I hate to be the one to tell you...

    http://www.openhearthpizza.com/

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  • WoodchuckDad
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    This is such an impressive mix of old and new. Great craftsmanship and some smart modern techniques.

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  • Les
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    Chris, awesome job. Question: How do you know how many balls to make? Seems like it would be pretty much hit or miss on any given day. Do you start with X amount and start proofing more as the day goes on?

    Les...

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  • 100million
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    Re: Bend, Oregon USA 29" interior Floor

    Well we went to Saturday Market and Sold 90 Pies with our Trailer

    Here is one of our White Pies

    Mozzarella & Ricotta Cheeses, Oregano, Basil, Infused Garlic Olive Oil, and Red Onions (NO Sauce)

    You can go to Brick Oven Pizza - Bend, Oregon and see our website.

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  • 100million
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    Re: Bend, Oregon USA 29" interior Floor

    Originally posted by joncro55 View Post
    Why did you decide to use the 16 mesh when it came to your wire mesh acting as Rebar? Did you test out any others?


    Jon
    The reason why I used 16 gauge wire is because it was the strongest wire that you can work and keep the dome shape. then once i cut the wire in the doom shape I tied-wired the cuts together to make it strong

    Are you building a mobile unit?

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