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    I have just started a Pompeii oven build. So far i have dug and boxed up a place for a 2m x 3m x 14cm slab.
    Last edited by Justin; 11-05-2008, 05:04 PM.
    Justin
    My 40" Oven progress http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...peii-5495.html

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    Re: Justin Pompeii

    Slab was poured yesterday. Now I,m sore all over (not cut out for manual labour)
    Justin
    My 40" Oven progress http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...peii-5495.html

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    • #3
      Re: Justin Pompeii

      Slab looks good! Not cut out for manual labor? Looks like you are! One more slab to pour and it's all downhill from there!

      Christo
      My oven progress -
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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      • #4
        Re: Justin Pompeii

        Got concrete (masonary) blocks delivered today. Dry stacked two rows and its looks pretty good, looks huge though! I used a grinder to remove the 'dags' from concrete moulding process that make them not sit flat on one another. This made them sit alot flatter with less wobble and hopefully less concrete will spill out of gaps.
        Ill post a photo of the block stand tomorrow when theres more light.

        Here is the progress so far. ( i have actually changed it slightly since photo to leave an opening to access rear storage area.
        Last edited by Justin; 11-11-2008, 03:15 AM.
        Justin
        My 40" Oven progress http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...peii-5495.html

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        • #5
          Re: Justin Pompeii

          Ok, i finished stacking blocks today and cut up all the rebar. i will pour the concret in the cores tomorrow. Did i mention im doing all this after work each day..soo very tired. haha.
          Justin
          My 40" Oven progress http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...peii-5495.html

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          • #6
            Re: Justin Pompeii

            Welcome Mate

            Take your time, you have all summer.

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            • #7
              Re: Justin Pompeii

              It is looking really good Justin, and I think you will really like the additional access to the storage space as well

              Travis

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              • #8
                Re: Justin Pompeii

                Thanks Mannextdoor and Travis. Encoragement makes the pain dissapear, haha.
                Justin
                My 40" Oven progress http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...peii-5495.html

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                • #9
                  Re: Justin Pompeii

                  Great pizza; better cardio-vascular. :-)
                  James
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                  • #10
                    Re: Justin Pompeii

                    Looks good Justin!

                    I hear ya on the "after work" build process. It takes a lot of motivation to stay at it after a very long day. Not to mention that it's dark now by the time I get home.....Don't get me started on the daylight savings time of the year.

                    Good luck and keep up the hard work!

                    Bill
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                    • #11
                      Re: Justin Pompeii

                      Ok i poured the concrete cores last night after work, took about 3 hours with 3 people working, not too bad
                      Last edited by Justin; 11-15-2008, 11:56 PM.
                      Justin
                      My 40" Oven progress http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...peii-5495.html

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                      • #12
                        Re: Justin Pompeii

                        Today i boxed up for the top slab and tied off the rebar. I'm going to pick up a couple of extra lengths of rebar because i think its a bit light on. Also i threw in some spare mesh just to get rid of it.
                        Last edited by Justin; 11-16-2008, 12:04 AM.
                        Justin
                        My 40" Oven progress http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...peii-5495.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Justin Pompeii

                          Looks great Justin! Keep at it; it goes faster than you think.

                          Be sure to post more pics soon.

                          Bill
                          Bill,

                          Check out my build http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/b...egin-5443.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Justin Pompeii

                            It's looking good Justin.
                            I love how you built your stand.
                            I wish I would have done mine that way.

                            Are you planning on hand mixing the hearth concrete.
                            Or are you ordering a truck?

                            Lots of work either way.

                            Keep up the good work.

                            Dave
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                            • #15
                              Re: Justin Pompeii

                              Hi Justin,

                              The base is looking great! What size oven diameter are you planning on building (my "inch" size brain will try to do the conversion)? Also, I saw your slab dimensions, what is your actual concrete block dimension? I'm having trouble starting my slab because I just can't commit to an oven base length.

                              Also is that some sort of "cement-board" you have on top? I gather you will pour your oven floor on it and leave it there. I've been wondering how much to overlap it over the blocks and you have the clearest picture I've seen on this site.

                              Thanks for sharing the great pics,
                              -Dino
                              Last edited by Dino_Pizza; 11-17-2008, 12:04 PM.
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