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  • Les
    Re: FB Pompeii Oven Kit

    It sounds like a great idea James. The price does sound good - I paid more than 1/2 of that for the brick alone. Now, if you can line up someone with a water jet cutter to do the wedge and taper (as an option) - you would be golden!


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  • james
    started a topic FB Pompeii Oven Kit

    FB Pompeii Oven Kit

    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.

    Last edited by moderator; 08-04-2014, 10:50 AM. Reason: Customer referenced this as a binding quote in 2014