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  • DrakeRemoray
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    Drake's 38" Oven

    I am going to start a new thread since I have graduated from stand construction to oven construction.

    Here is my stand building thread

    I laid out the arch profile and the hearth today.

    I decided on a 38" oven with a 20" interior height and a 19" x 11.5" opening.

    I have attached pictures of the arch and door layout that I mocked up as well as two hearth options (one has the herringbone pattern). I am not sure which hearth I will use yet.

    I have not cut any (or many) bricks yet, so these mockups were mostly made with full size firebrick.

    Drake
    Last edited by DrakeRemoray; 09-15-2009, 04:54 PM.

  • Danno7
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    Originally posted by DrakeRemoray View Post
    The roof slope? Flat as can be...I put a rubber pond liner under the roofing material just to be sure it was watertight...

    Drake
    Hi Drake. I was browsing the forum for ideas and came across your oven. Amazing! I am also planning a flat roof and was woping I could ask you a question: Did you glue the pond liner down with anything, and also, did you tape the seams at the corners which overlap the vertical walls? Thanks so much!

    Dan

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  • fadridrocky
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    Re: Drake's 38" Oven

    Originally posted by DrakeRemoray View Post
    I am going to start a new thread since I have graduated from stand construction to oven construction.



    I laid out the arch profile and the hearth today.

    I decided on a 38" oven with a 20" interior height and a 19" x 11.5" opening.

    I have attached pictures of the arch and door layout that I mocked up as well as two hearth options (one has the herringbone pattern). I am not sure which hearth I will use yet.

    I have not cut any (or many) bricks yet, so these mockups were mostly made with full size firebrick.

    Drake
    I have seen yours oven pictures. You have done a great job. Even I am thinking of making an oven for my resturant. I want to sell dutch pizza. Can you guide how to build a pefect oven for this.

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  • Coloradoredusa
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    Re: Drake's 38" Oven

    Most definitely the cheapest I could find in town was over 3 dollars.. You can buy the high heat refractory mortar there also..Threewit-Cooper.. Is right by Coors Field..
    Last edited by Coloradoredusa; 01-09-2013, 05:56 PM.

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  • CSpringsOven
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    Re: Drake's 38" Oven

    Colorado Ed, nice to see you in the Springs too. I'm on the NE side, Briargate and Powers.

    Was it cheaper to get your firebricks up in Denver, vice say C&C Sand or General Shale in town here?

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  • UtahBeehiver
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    cs,

    EJ Bartells has an office in Denver, they carry all type of refractory products. I bought my CaSi and GlasFoam board from the Utha branch, they also carry cf blankets and fire brick.
    Last edited by UtahBeehiver; 01-05-2013, 01:15 PM. Reason: typos

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  • Coloradoredusa
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    Hi.. I got my insulation blankets from skyline components out of Az, skylinecomponentsdotcom relatively inexspensive and shipping wasnt bad ,I also got firebricks from Threewit Cooper in Denver near Coors Field.
    1.82 per brick Also got HS 50 there too.

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  • CSpringsOven
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    I went to the Western Denver United website, but couldn't find the insulation blanket or the insulation board, do they call it something else?

    Also, how did you complete/assemble your working/surface area in front of the oven?

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  • DrakeRemoray
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    Re: Drake's 38" Oven

    Fantastic! Welcome aboard. Let me know if you have other questions.

    Drake

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  • CSpringsOven
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    Re: Drake's 38" Oven

    Drake, Cnegrelli, another Coloradoian here and I'm getting ready to start my build. Foundation was poured last spring and in Mar I plan on starting with the base, hope to be done by early May. Been researching this stuff for almost a year. Currently in Colorado Springs.

    Goal: 36" dome oven, encased. Idea I have is almost similar to Drake's.

    I read one of the recent post on where to get the insultion items, which was one of my biggest questions so far, so thanks!

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  • cnegrelli
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    Excellent -thanks.

    I am not expecting to get to the oven this fall, but hope to get started with the concrete work for sure. Unfortunately, I have about 100 trees that are shedding their leaves so most of my free time is committed.

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  • DrakeRemoray
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    Re: Drake's 38" Oven

    Heya,
    Nice to see another colorado user on the forum! I got my firebrick from Robinson bricks, and but now they are called general shale. http://www.generalshale.com/

    The flat roof has been holding up quite well. I did put a piece of pond liner underneath in case it ever does leak. I am also very happy with my cast vent, it has kept the smoke stains off the front of the oven.

    Things I would do differently:
    1) Pay more attention to squaring up my entrance, it is a little off square and that makes the door a little tricky.

    2) Build without forms (using the indespensible tool). It makes for a cleaner build inside the oven (no functional problems, just aesthetics.



    Here are a few more links for you.

    I purchased insulating blanket, insulating board and castable
    refractory material (for my vent) here:
    United Western Denver
    Google Map to United Western

    The mortar (Heatstop) was harder to find. A lot of places had an airset mortar (premixed in a tub) but that is not the right stuff. You want a dry
    mix, and heatstop was excellent.
    Try Hillen Corp or Threewit Cooper

    Hope that helps!

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  • cnegrelli
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    Drake - nice looking oven. I'm in Longmont and getting ready to do mine and a neighbor's at same time. Also started with a plan from the Scott archive for a barrel oven - glad I found this site.

    Where did you find the firebrick? Price?

    How is the flat roof holding up. We are in a desert, so I had been thinking the same thing.

    Any regrets you'd fix on the next one?

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  • mstang1988
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    Love the oven, hopefully they will let me build mine. Perhaps I'll use yours as an example of how nice it will look :-)

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  • DrakeRemoray
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    I got a Private Message asking me for the dimensions of the oven overall.

    The base is 64" deep and 56" wide. I was careful to make both measurements divisible by 8 to match the decorative brick used to cover the top.

    The oven enclosure itself is 56" square. The vent sticks out a few inches. This gives me about 8-10 inches of landing space on either side of the vent (the landing hangs over the stand slightly) and about 4" in front of the vent.

    This was a pretty tight fit for a 38" oven as you can see in some of the pictures, but I did not want to make the stand 2" wider since that would have been a problem for the decorative brick installation. Instead I used more insulating blanket and some creative stud work to keep as much insulation room between the oven and the walls. It worked fine, no heat gets to the outside walls.

    The oven mouth is about 42" above the patio and the top of the chimney is about 8' high.

    Hope that helps, let me know if there is another measurement you are looking for.

    Drake

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