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  • james
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    Ciao Nicolo,
    That's frustrating. Is it possible that the download instruction email is ending up in a Spam filter? I can see your orders, and they seem to be going through OK. Why don't you check to see if the download email is going somewhere, then send me an email at james@fornobravo.com and let me know if it worked. I can take care of this one way or another.
    Saluti,
    James

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  • Nico
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    Hi James,
    Thanks for all your help in the many department.
    I was trying to download the .PDF construction instruction but after completing the operation, (new subscription, check out, payment (free), invoice and confirmation) I did not receive any email with the attachment. I repeat the operation twice but still nothing. Any suggestions?

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  • BensBeachGrill
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    sounds fab, im off to find it

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  • redbricknick
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    posted my 200th post today.

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  • RTflorida
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    Congrats, all the milestones you've listed are something you should be proud of, as the rest of us are. THANKS James

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  • james
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    I like milestones -- I guess they give me a sense of progress. Anyway, we had our 100th download (excluding duplicates) of the Pompeii Oven e-Book today -- 11 days after we first published them. That's pretty cool. It give me a good feeling for the FB Wood-Fired Cookbook that should be ready next week (I've been working hard on Luis' photos). The Wood-Fired Bread e-Book is also doing very well. Thanks for that.

    We are also coming up on our 1,500th Forum member and 10,000th posting, and FB.com is coming up on 1,000 pages, and our 5 million'th page view.

    Stay tuned for the Wood-Fired Cookbook, and keep downloading the Pompeii e-Book.

    James
    Last edited by james; 03-22-2007, 02:24 PM.

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  • leetheldc
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    cant get these plans will not let me in

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  • jengineer
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    done and I got a morning chucle out of it. When I voted the majority of folks said one monster book. In fact it was not even close 100% saids one book. I voted, and unlike here at my job where i get to vote my 49% I evened things up. As I left it it was neck and neck split evenly down the sides. Of course only 2 of us had voted.

    Not to highjack this thread but I said 2, as the nature of this forum is Pizza Ovens ala the Pompeii design. And then we tangent!

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  • james
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    I will cue them up for the next time we rev. the document. There's no harm showing the calculations (though they looked pretty scary to me).

    Patrick, could you do me a favor. I just made a Poll (pretty cool) asking whether folks were interested more in having two cookbooks (pizza and everything else), or one big cookbook. Could have a look, and vote. It will get the poll results going. Thanks!
    James

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  • jengineer
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    Being a virtual builder now for well over a year and considering what my skills are I am interested in the concept of tapering to get a tight brick to brick fit. But that is just because I am an engineer and the math was real fun to go through. For all practicality, unless I am willing to go the DMUN route and use a minimal amount of "glue" I will not be tapering my bricks. One but to that, I will wedge the first course after the soldier course and obviously make the necessary keystone brick for each course.

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  • james
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    Originally posted by jengineer View Post
    I am not sure if the cost of bricks has been updated - last time I check you are quoting 2004 prices. Anyone have costing for:
    standard size clay brick
    standard size cement brick
    hollow block
    what you paid for a fire brick

    Pg 31 states that there is a discourse of how to measure and cut your bricks into taper in the Appendix. I believe this was a mathematical piece and might have also made reference to a commercially available product. it didn't make it to the appendix - redact the sentance
    Hey Patrick,

    I'm not sure we can really get very accurate with prices. Costs vary across the states, and vary widely around the world. I have tried to say that the costs we show are rough estimates, in dollars, to give you an idea of what to shop for.

    I can go back and add the calculations for tapering bricks. Does it seem valuable to you?
    James

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  • Chris
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    standard size clay brick
    $0.50 at Home Depot

    standard size cement brick
    Like a Paver?


    hollow block
    8x8x16 = $1.20

    what you paid for a fire brick
    $1.15

    In Austin, TX, USA.

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  • jengineer
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    Quick glance review

    I am not sure if the cost of bricks has been updated - last time I check you are quoting 2004 prices. Anyone have costing for:
    standard size clay brick
    standard size cement brick
    hollow block
    what you paid for a fire brick

    Pg 31 states that there is a discourse of how to measure and cut your bricks into taper in the Appendix. I believe this was a mathematical piece and might have also made reference to a commercially available product. it didn't make it to the appendix - redact the sentance

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  • james
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    OK, I have done another round of edits on the plans, incorporating CJ's comments, so we are at V1.2. I have posted that to the FB Store, and did not compress it, so it will play right as you download it.

    If you want the new version and have already registered and downloaded V1.1, send me an email and I will forward it to you. Otherwise, you can go to the FB Store and find it there.

    Phew.
    James

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  • james
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    JC and Pete, yes, I had started to think that I was creating a lot of hassle to save 1MB of download time. That's the gear-head in me. I will be posting a standard .pdf file later today, so folks won't have to worry about compression.

    Keith, I decided a few years ago that the best way for Forno Bravo to be successful would be to expand the understanding of wood-fired ovens in the English-speaking world. So, we created the plans and give them away for free. I think it's a real win-win situation. A large number of Pompeii Ovens have been built all over the world, which is great, and Forno Bravo (the company) is doing very well. Not every one has the skill or patience to build a brick oven -- one brick at a time, so for everyone else, there are the Forno Bravo ovens, plus tools, accessories, pizza ingredients, etc. .

    Everyone shares recipes, techniques, photos, etc., which is good for the community. My background is the computer industry, and I took Open Source software as something of a role model for the Pompeii Oven plans.

    So, welcome to the community and enjoy your project!
    James

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