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42" Mission-style in SoCal

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  • 42" Mission-style in SoCal

    We are starting with a less-than-ideal location: replacing a portion of our retaining wall with the oven foundation/base and building into our hill:

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    We are trying to build something similar to the Wood Fired Oven Chef on Youtube (BTW- he is very nice and even sent me some plans used to build his oven):

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    Since the base of the oven will also serve as a retaining wall, I hired a mason to help with the foundation and setting the blocks. I spent a few weeks annoying my neighbors with a jackhammer trying to get 12" dug out for the footing in very hard decomposed granite (I actually only got down a little over 10"):

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    After more jackhammering, I had leveled enough area and I had the masons come back to help form and pour the hearth:

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    25 bags of concrete later:

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  • #2
    Looks like a good start!


    • #3
      awesome, cant wait to see it be built!
      A Link to my Pompeii Build - " Mountain Mamma" "


      • #4
        That'll be a pretty oven style Jim.

        My Build: Mongo's 42" CT Stone Dome Build


        • #5
          Great start!!
          Yes - Clive is a terrific fellow and had some great input in my own build too! He makes some AMAZING food - definitely something to remember when the building gets frustrating!

          Keep he pics coming!
          You are welcome to visit my build HERE


          • #6
            When do we get to see more pictures of this build?