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  • #16
    Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

    Hello all,

    If you look at my pictures you will see that I am close to finishing the dome on my oven. The issue I have is I am confused on the intersection between the dome and the opening, figure 8.3 in the plans on page 35 shows the bricks mortared to the back of the arch, my dome is on both sides of the arch, are there any ideas or pictures that can help me with the intersection?

    I would appreciate it.

    Thanks

    here is the link to the last page:
    My Brick Pizza Oven

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    • #17
      Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

      Do you mean that your dome is going to be hanging on your arch? That's ok. Just groove your bricks so they fit to the curve of the arch and fit the round of the dome. Les has some good pictures of that on his thread.
      Elizabeth

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/e...html#post41545

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      • #18
        Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

        Thanks, I will try to enforce the bricks without rendering any weight on the arch. We'll see

        Thanks again

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        • #19
          Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

          I left about a 1/2" reveal top and sides. I did not taper the arch entry but cut the door so it was a tight fit. During firing, the door can sit near the front allowing the smoke to go out through the vent. Afterwards, the door can be slide back against the reveal to keep the heat in. I made the door out of cedar and then added an insulative layer on the back of the door.

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          • #20
            Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

            I would show you mine but I don't know how to post pictures here. My web site is down at the moment.http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/atta...1&d=1287066850

            I figured out the picture thing as you can see. This oven is still under construction. Feel free to use the picture if this is what you need I also have other pictures if your interested

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            • #21
              Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

              Hi Faith in VA,
              Beautiful brickwork. I see you also went bricks on edge for the oven floor.

              Dave
              Album: http://picasaweb.google.com/fornososo/Pizza#

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              • #22
                Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                Thanks Dave,

                The brick work was a true challenge at times. Once where the dome intersects the arch I was almost in tears trying to figure it out.

                Yes I did stand them up on edge and they are sitting on a set laying flat so the oven floor is 7" of mass. My primary purpose is baking bread so I have a large oven mass all around.

                I just finished my insulation layer and one coat of hard shell over the insulation. This weekend I'm planning on a large bread bake so I'm excited to see what the oven can do. I had one good batch of bread so far and that was befor the insulation was installed.

                Thanks again, Faith

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                • #23
                  Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                  So--- how deep is the vent area? Looking at other posts it tends to vary. I think too much vent just gets in the way of cooking, but it needs to be big enough to capture the smoke. What would be the min/ideal depth?

                  Thanks
                  Mike

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                  • #24
                    Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                    Originally posted by Faith In Virginia View Post
                    Thanks Dave,
                    Yes I did stand them up on edge and they are sitting on a set laying flat so the oven floor is 7" of mass. My primary purpose is baking bread so I have a large oven mass all around.
                    I just finished my insulation layer and one coat of hard shell over the insulation. This weekend I'm planning on a large bread bake so I'm excited to see what the oven can do. I had one good batch of bread so far and that was befor the insulation was installed.
                    Thanks again, Faith
                    Hi Faith, How did the bread turn out and how is the extra mass to heat and cool? I would like to also use my oven for bread and pizza. I would also like to win the lottery! So the balance of mass vs firing times is challenged. I would love to hear how long your firing times are and how long it retains the heat.
                    Thanks in Advance
                    John
                    Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
                    Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
                    Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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                    • #25
                      Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                      Thank you so mich I'll be a waiting for that

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                      • #26
                        Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                        Just wondering. Has anyone considered also putting a reveal in the floor of the oven? gmchm

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                        • #27
                          Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                          Originally posted by gmchm View Post
                          Just wondering. Has anyone considered also putting a reveal in the floor of the oven? gmchm
                          Nope!

                          I think it may hinder sliding RED HOT pots and casserole dishes in and out of oven. Plus another place to stop a peel in its tracks. Just my 2 cents
                          Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
                          Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
                          Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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                          • #28
                            Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                            Well, my thought was it would be a sight inconvenience for making pizzas, but could serve as more secure way to retain heat for baking and roasting.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                              Originally posted by gmchm View Post
                              Well, my thought was it would be a sight inconvenience for making pizzas, but could serve as more secure way to retain heat for baking and roasting.
                              I did think of doing a trough on the bottom to insert the bottom of your door and then tilt it up against the reveal. That would make a good seal! I didn't bother with it because heat rises and you wouldn't lose much under the door as opposed to the top of the door. But that is an option for sure. Maybe I'll get my grinder out.... Hmmmmmmmm Oh thats right I have it out to fix my cracked Dome! lol
                              Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
                              Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
                              Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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                              • #30
                                Re: Leave a reveal at the entry to the oven

                                Then my other "thought" was to make the entryway about an inch lower as well, so the door could be put in and removed easier. If the entryway and chimney are going to be seperated from the dome for the "heat break", having thinner floor bricks or insulation would not be so much of a factor.
                                Last edited by gmchm; 08-28-2011, 08:16 AM.

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