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    I'm building my second WFO.

    The first one I built provided us with fantastic Neapolitan pizzas but when we sold the house I had to leave it behind

    Then we rented for a while and then started to build our new house. The build was supposed to take 6 months and be nice and easy. In reality, its been 2 years now, still not finished but I''m finally able to start thinking about the outside of the house. Recently we got the patio poured and the pergola is up. So amongst the many other jobs, I've started the foundation for the pizza oven MKll a couple of months ago. Following are some pics of the build sofar.
    Last edited by KiwiPete; 05-26-2013, 04:19 PM.

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    Re: Low dome 42" in New Zealand

    This is the profile and dimensions for the oven:

    (door opening is 46 x 23 cm)

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    • #3
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      Perlcrete poured.

      Using a steel entry door this time around.

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        Hearth bricks cut and placed.

        Started soldier (really sailor) course.

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          Entry door bolted into place.

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            Second row of bricks with cuts angled to start the dome.

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              Filling in the gaps between the entry door and the bricks.

              Perlcrete to do the door transition.

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                Sand form in place to do the dome.

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                  Dome bricked in.

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                    OK. This is where things are at as of now:

                    Dome mortared and sand form removed.

                    Stainless steel cable around the dome attached.

                    Removed all the logs and most of the sand (there is still a bit to go as you can see in the last pic).

                    The last shot shows the inside but unfortunately no picture of the dome brickwork. I decided to cover the sand form with damp newspaper because I didn't want any sand sticking to the mortar (it might drop onto a pizza later at some stage). And the newspaper will just burn off when I start firing / curing the oven.

                    Now onto insulation and then curing..

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                    • #11
                      Re: Low dome 42" in New Zealand

                      Thats awesome, keep it coming.
                      Matthew 19:26. With God all things are possible.

                      My Build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...les-18741.html

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                        Re: Low dome 42" in New Zealand

                        So many different approaches to building an WFO. Did the sand form have a binding agent to keep it's shape?

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                          Re: Low dome 42" in New Zealand

                          Hey KP - That really is an amazing, no bs account of building an oven. How long did that take? You mentioned SS cable, where does that fit in?

                          Cheers ........... Steve
                          Cheers ......... Steve

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                            Re: Low dome 42" in New Zealand

                            Originally posted by Greenman View Post
                            You mentioned SS cable, where does that fit in?
                            The stainless steel cable goes around the oven to counter the lateral force created by the low dome. Without it, the walls would push outward and the oven would collapse.

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                              Re: Low dome 42" in New Zealand

                              Originally posted by Sparky005s View Post
                              So many different approaches to building an WFO. Did the sand form have a binding agent to keep it's shape?
                              No, just made it sufficiently damp/wet and that did the trick.

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