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  • #76
    That is correct, FB only does cast DIY ovens now. One member recently did a brick kit version but it is imported from Australia with a US distributor.
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    • #77
      Originally posted by james View Post
      NOTE: Any pricing or bill of goods referenced in this post is not considered binding or maintained. For current pricing or Bill of Goods, please refer to two links below for the on line store or contact a sales representative.

      We have been working with a large refractory manufacturer to put together a cost-effective Pompeii Oven “kit” for U.S. builders, and I think we have come up with a very good solution. The Forno Bravo Pompeii110 kit includes everything you need to build a 43.3” (110cm) oven, including the floor, dome, vent and insulation. It includes:

      140 9”x4.5”x2.5” medium duty firebricks (38% alumina, 134 lb density)
      20 12”x12”x2.5” floor tiles (38% alumina, 134 lb density)
      165 lbs high temp, waterproof mortar (the new FB Mortar)
      50 sq ft. 1” insulating blanket (FB Blanket)
      3 24”x36”x2” insulating board (FB Board)

      The target price is $800. Our product strategy was to meet or beat the best price you can find locally for every item in the kit, including $1.20 per firebrick, $50 for a 55lb bag of mortar, etc., so that the overall of cost of the kit is the lowest you can find.

      The kit weighs roughly 2,000 lbs, and it fits on a single pallet. A liftgate delivery truck will set it on your driveway. We have done everything possible to keep shipping costs low, and we have come up with the following rates. I think the cost of the kit is competitive, even with shipping cost.

      NorCal $100
      SoCal $150
      Northwest $250
      Mountain States $300
      Texas $350
      Midwest $400
      East coast $500

      There are a number of advantages of going with a kit. You don’t have to do a lot of shopping looking for individual items, and you don’t have to worry about getting the wrong stuff. The 12”x12” floor tiles reduce the number of seams, are made from the same material and process as the dome firebricks, and they don’t increase the oven cost. And the high tech insulators work very well.

      I am very interested in hearing what everybody thinks. My hope is that the kit will make it easier to build a Pompeii Oven, without taking away any of the fun.

      Even (IF) you'd send everything in the kit, but the Fire Bricks. This would be awesome. Instead of making all the exact Fire Bricks Pre-cut ? You might be able to cut Solid Styrofoam blocks in the exact sizes that the fire bricks would be & Number them accordingly ? Most Folks have access to Fire bricks in their respected areas. & can run a Brick Masorny saw. But the Measureing of Math & Angled bricks "Not so Easy". Just a thought !! Besides , Styrofoam is a lot lighter to ship in boxes, than a 2,000 Lb. Pallet of Bricks, etc.. You could still sell everything else that goes with the kit, except the heavy fire bricks. Hmm!!

      The Chops