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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena

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For many of you who bought a modular oven, you may have asked how we put the domes together when we build them. For those of you considering one of our ovens, we shot a video to make your install easier.

Check it out on our You Tube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7q7...jSniYogfUra06Q

If the link doesn't work, simply go to You Tube and type Forno Bravo Channel. The video title is How to Set your Forno Bravo Oven Dome Pieces.

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Dome Gauge - a simple alternative

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  • Dome Gauge - a simple alternative

    I thought it was only fair that I post something from my 36" Pompeii oven build in appreciation to information given to me via Fornobravo.com and its knowledgeable members.

    When I arrived at the "dome" stage, I decided to gauge it using only a couple of basic shed tools. For me, the method proved very reliable and extremely easy.

    The method I used was:

    1. Sketch 1/2 of the dome wall (cross-section) on a piece of board to actual size.

    2. From the sketch, determine the distance from the centre of the dome floor to the top of the brick/course you intend on laying. Clamp a piece of metal at the determined length to a set square.

    3. Locate the centre of the dome on the brick floor and drill a small hole (~3mm deep) for the corner of the set square to sit in.

    4. Support the set square with two house bricks and proceed to lay the brick, resting it on the clamped metal. Rotate set square and lay subsequent bricks.

    Easy as.

    Note: I used Silaset 40D (heat-set mortar) which virtually 'stuck' each brick in place within a matter of seconds. This was very handy as it allowed me to continue the course without waiting for mortar to dry.

    Anyway, I hope this information is useful to someone out there.


    Cheers,
    Micko

    My build can be seen here: Building a Wood-Fired Pompeii Pizza Oven in Oz - 2014 - YouTube
    Last edited by Akamicko; 08-19-2015, 08:14 PM.
    Micko

    My oven build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpqakvZMhNw
    My dome gauge/indispensible tool thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...ive-20917.html (Dome Gauge - a simple alternative)

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    Re: Dome Gauge - a simple alternative

    Great job on the entire project!
    Chris

    Link to my photo album:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hodgey...7646087819291/

    Link to my build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...nia-19366.html

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    • #3
      Re: Dome Gauge - a simple alternative

      Thanks hodgey1.

      Your oven also looks great. Nice garden surrounds too
      Micko

      My oven build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpqakvZMhNw
      My dome gauge/indispensible tool thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...ive-20917.html (Dome Gauge - a simple alternative)

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      • #4
        Re: Dome Gauge - a simple alternative

        I especially liked the way your third last course was widened to span 3 bricks. I resemble that. much easier than the smaller cutting required to maintain bond
        Cheers Colin

        My Build - Index to Major Build Stages

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        • #5
          Re: Dome Gauge - a simple alternative

          very nice results for sure! thanks for posting a good idea.

          Texman
          My Progress:
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/t...ild-17324.html

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          • #6
            Re: Dome Gauge - a simple alternative

            Very neat brick work on your build. Looks like the tool works well.

            David

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