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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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  • Hi master's , if building an oven with width of 38inch wide and a height of 18 what woukd be the actual arm or length of thIT TOOL? hope you could
    help menoit on this. Thanks

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    • The IT is used to help build a perfect sphere. If you're using a height of 18, you're not going to be able to use an IT.
      Link to my build
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/4...nia-19904.html

      Link to my pictures
      https://plus.google.com/photos/10871...CPfMh4SMmcnQAQ

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      • Actually, You can use an IT to build an oven with those diminsions in some cases. It would take an IT that is19" long. And then, setting the pivot point 1" below the finished floor height. That would mean taking 2 or 3 fire brick out of the center of the oven until the dome was complete. I think JR did something like this to compenate for the difference in his IT. Most pivots have an offset a fraction of an inch one way or the other depending on what the pivot is fashioned from. You would also have to take that offset in to consideration.
        Last edited by Gulf; 09-30-2016, 08:39 AM.
        joe watson

        "A year from now, you will wish that you had started today "

        My Build
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        • Yikes, didn't think of that Gulf lol
          Link to my build
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/4...nia-19904.html

          Link to my pictures
          https://plus.google.com/photos/10871...CPfMh4SMmcnQAQ

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          • There is another way to get those dimensions I think. I like to use two terms for the movement of the IT - pivot point and axis of rotation. The axis of rotation gives the oven it's round shape when looking down from the top and is always be in the center of the oven. The pivot point sets the hemispherical shape looking at the oven from the side and can be centered or offset. If you use a design with a hinge for the pivot point, have it offset from the center of the oven by 1" and make the arm 18" from the pivot point, you will get a 38 inch oven with an 18 inch height. See the link below from a previous post in this thread. The poster used a hinge and his pivot point was offset from the center of the oven. He had both his axis of rotation and pivot point above the oven floor on a lazy Susan, but I would just use a hinge attached to a "wooden brick" so it was at floor level, or if you need to raise them up you can adjust the arm length appropriately.
            Share your favorite tools, time saving tips, and what you learned while building your oven.
            My build thread
            http://www.fornobravo.com/community/...h-corner-build

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            • There's usually more than one way to skin a squirrel
              joe watson

              "A year from now, you will wish that you had started today "

              My Build
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              • I finished pouring my hearth this weekend and took advantage of curing time to work on my IT. I was wondering what distance/plane/location other people had put their pencil attachment. I made my L bracket out of a couple pieces of wood, but I am unsure at which orientation to point the pencil? Also, I'm not sure I'll be able to put my pencil directly in line with the centerline of the bolt/threaded rod.
                I am thinking I will make my pencil attachment by cutting a slot in the wooden bracket, and I just want to make sure I'm putting it in the correct spot.

                (Components are: scrap wood, castor (& a few washers to hold centered), R-pin, 1/2" threaded rod, 2 nuts, 1 threaded coupling, 1/2" bolt)
                David in Calgary
                My Build Thread

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                • You can use the same all thread for your pencil holder which is used for two things, marking the inner and outer diameter of the dome for a tapered arch. I just bought a cheap HD carpenter pencil holder and epoxied a nut to the holder then screwed into the IT.
                  Russell
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                  • If you have a small clamp your wood looks thick enough that you could just clamp a carpenter's pencil to draw your inner and outer diameters, and you would not need to cut anything. Alternately you could go the pencil holder route with perhaps another small piece of all thread to extend out for drawing the outer diameter. I think once I cut my floor bricks I didn't need the OD any more, and just used the pencil on the ID to mark the internal curve of my arch. Since I had a welder and some scrap square tube I made my own variation of Russell's holder
                    Two other IT build related comments. I made my IT so I could move the all thread in and out several inches, so changing the length from ID to OD was very simple. I also started out with a relatively wide L bracket which ended up being too large for bricks as I got near the top of the dome, necessitating the fab of a thinner bracket.
                    My build thread
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/community/...h-corner-build

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                    • Do you builders think that this will work?

                      It is easy to take the pressure of the brick and easy to change the hight. I just have to make markers where the lower handle is.
                      Your comments please. Adrian.

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                      • Welcome to the forum gang. Very nice looking farm house you have done.

                        A couple comments. The pivot point of the IT looks like a couple inches or maybe a centimeter off the floor surface. You need to be aware the lower brick courses will be the radius you started with but the upper courses and top diameter of the dome will be couple inches or a centimeter higher than the radius of the floor. Ideally, the pivot point should be at the center of the floor at "floor level". Second center line of the IT "rod" should intersect the centerline of the brick or the brick will not be perpendicular to the center of the dome floor. Each row will be off slightly and it is a cumulative effect over all the courses which makes the brick face being "off" perpendicular to the center of the floor more pronounced. The nice thing of the set up is it is more adjustable for variances in the dome. You should resolve the two items I mentioned or be aware of adjustments that will need to be done.
                        Last edited by UtahBeehiver; 08-17-2017, 04:17 PM.
                        Russell
                        Build Link............... Picassa Photo Album Link

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                        • Adrian, nice combination of lots of previous innovations on the IT. Important to incorporate Russell's comments above, but great version of IT (simple, flexible, re-purposed, and multi-purpose with a future).

                          Could you please post the picture of your IT back here instead of linking to photobucket? It was perfect before, but too much crap comes up on my browser when I follow the link...

                          Thanks in advance and great job!
                          Last edited by SableSprings; 08-17-2017, 10:59 AM.
                          Mike Stansbury - The Traveling Loafer
                          Roseburg, Oregon

                          FB Forum: The Dragonfly Den build thread
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                          Blog: http://thetravelingloafer.blogspot.com/

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                          • Could you please post the picture of your IT back here instead of linking to photobucket? It was perfect before, but too much crap comes up on my browser when I follow the link...
                            Please do. Photobucket has started charging $400 a year for third party hosting. They will let you get away with it for a while. Then all of a sudden your linked pics will look like the one below. My build thread is useless at the moment. It will take me some time to edit each pic.
                            joe watson

                            "A year from now, you will wish that you had started today "

                            My Build
                            My Picasa Web Album

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                            • I am sorry but I am failing to get them uploaded. I get a error every time. But wil get picassa or so for the rest of the posts.
                              Thanks for the comment but I just put this down to make an example because I didnot know if you would find it a good idea.
                              so thanks for the comment. My wife says why do you not take a balloon of 36" and fill it with polyurethane foam en cut it in halve and you have your perfect round dome.
                              I am going to try that too just for fun.

                              Adrian.

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                              • Adrian, thanks...the photo is back. It appears that you are not using the little camera icon (top left of the message/post box)...if you do, the thumbnails are put at the bottom of the post. Click the camera icon, choose to browse and upload pictures, select up to 6 pictures (lower resolutions are good--800x600 is perfect).

                                If you need to resize/crop/reduce pictures, there are several free utilities that are available. I use FastStone Photo Resizer and find it's quick and easy for me. As Gulf noted, some of these picture storage services are starting to think about earning more money from us...not so sure that Google will be free "forever"
                                Mike Stansbury - The Traveling Loafer
                                Roseburg, Oregon

                                FB Forum: The Dragonfly Den build thread
                                Available only if you're logged in = FB Photo Albums-Select media tab on profile
                                Blog: http://thetravelingloafer.blogspot.com/

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