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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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  • mirassou
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    Re: My indispensible tool (a variation on a FB theme)

    Should stay the same for the entire build.

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  • Fiano
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    I don't know if this question has been answered but do you adjust the tool at every chain or does it stay set from the first to last chain?

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  • Bravo Bravo
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    Indispensable tool.

    I have been interested in building a Pizza oven for some time. However creating the dome shape concerned me. So I put it on hold, till I read the Forno Bravo plans on the net. That is when the dome was no longer a problem , because of the indispensable tool allowing you to create the dome without any problem at all. Just letting the tool give you the angle for each row of bricks. It would have to be a must have tool for however large an oven is built. Thank you Forno Bravo....

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  • checker1965
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    Thank you sir!

    Ray

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  • mrchipster
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    Originally posted by checker1965 View Post
    Thank you both for the replies! My choice of words were incorrect... Yes I actually meant "correct" angle not downward angle. Thank you for the picture.
    I can see this being very useful for rounded dome types, how do you adjust it for flatter tops of domes since the distance is shorter on top than the sides?
    Some people have used a lazy Susan or a hinge that is offset from the center. Others have used small adjustments of the IT using a turnbuckle to make it shorter on each layer to lower the dome.

    Still others have made wood templates to guide placement and angular ion of the dome bricks.

    I made a standard dome and am very happy with the results.

    Remember to keep close to the 63% door to dome height if you decide to lower the dome.

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  • mrchipster
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    Re: My indispensible tool (a variation on a FB theme)

    Originally posted by checker1965 View Post
    Thank you both for the replies! My choice of words were incorrect... Yes I actually meant "correct" angle not downward angle. Thank you for the picture.
    I can see this being very useful for rounded dome types, how do you adjust it for flatter tops of domes since the distance is shorter on top than the sides?
    Some people have used a lazy Susan or a hinge that is offset from the center. Others have used small adjustments of the IT using a turnbuckle to make it shorter on each layer to lower the dome.

    Still others have made wood templates to guide placement and angulation of the dome bricks.

    I made a standard dome and am very happy with the results.

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  • checker1965
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    Re: My indispensible tool (a variation on a FB theme)

    Thank you both for the replies! My choice of words were incorrect... Yes I actually meant "correct" angle not downward angle. Thank you for the picture.
    I can see this being very useful for rounded dome types, how do you adjust it for flatter tops of domes since the distance is shorter on top than the sides?

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  • UtahBeehiver
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    I am not sure what you mean by downward angle. But the end of the IT hold the brick a the "correct" angle (assuming your holder is at a 90 degree angle)that so the face of the brick in perpendicular to the slope of the IT( which is should also be the slope from the center of the dome to the dome wall. Then you fill the back side of the brick gap with mortar or brick shims with mortar. It is important that the center of the IT rod is the center of your brick face.

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  • mrchipster
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    Yes, the right angle and the post being centered on the brick both aid in the proper placement of the brick. The individual courses of brick have increasingly steeper slopes and the tool allows you to achieve the proper angle easily.

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  • checker1965
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    Re: My indispensible tool (a variation on a FB theme)

    This site has so much good information but different variations on how to do things. So far I don't see any wrong directions... I do have a question regarding the indispensable tool.
    I understand the tool holds the brick, keeps the brick in the arc, and maintains the correct distance, but is the right angle piece of metal at the end of the bar, used also to hold the brick at a downward angle as the rows get mortared up?
    Thank you.

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  • jcg31
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    Originally posted by ugnsnisse View Post
    Jim, how did you manage those fine rounded cuts of your firebricks in the first post?
    My trusty Harbor Freight tools wet saw (and that was the old version). I had never used a wet saw before this project and found it to be amazingly easy to shape the bricks to nearly anything that was required. Largely because it is very difficult for you to cut yourself even when working very close to the blade. So just push in and turn the brick and you can follow any line you scribe on it (use a permanent marker anything else will quickly be washed away).
    Have a great project.
    Jim

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  • mirassou
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    I did thanks and used it for my oven, then passed it on to another member

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  • ugnsnisse
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    Jim, how did you manage those fine rounded cuts of your firebricks in the first post?

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  • ereeder
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    mIRASSOU,
    Did you ever locate one of these, I am on the hunt.
    Ed

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  • mirassou
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    Oh sorry...just realized that you're out of that "business"...anyone have one that they can part with?
    Thanks in advance,
    Paul

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