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    I am a year 12 student and i am thinking of creating a Wood fire pizza oven for my major design project, i have a few question though:

    It will be an outdoor pizza oven, but it will be undercover, i know it will require a flu,

    What materials will be required, regardless of cost and are simple to find?

    What is an ideal size/dimensions?

    And any other information that may be useful will be much appreciated


  • #2
    Re: Major Design Project

    This forum is a resource built up over time and in itself is the answer to your excellent questions. While you might say its a very big forum it is only equal to such all encompassing questions.

    When I was a teenager I drew a comic. In it was a huge footprint filled with water and in the middle a guy in a row boat was relaxing with a fishing rod hanging over the side. The caption read "Professor Blunderound takes a day off from his exhausting search for Bigfoot."

    Little did the professor know that he was fishing in the midst of the evidence he sought!

    Good luck.


    • #3
      Re: Major Design Project

      Hello Smurf - Your questions lead to a lot more questions including the volumes you want to cook, the resources you have, how much you want to spend and a lot more things.

      I would suggest that you start your project with scoping what you want to be able to do, what you are prepared to contribute and then scour this forum for information. Once you have an idea where you want to go then ask the questions and you will be rewarded with the wisdom of those who have built ovens. You really do need to do the research and take it from there.

      Good luck with your school project, you have chosen a very rewarding one.
      Cheers ......... Steve

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      • #4
        Re: Major Design Project

        G'day Smuff
        If you in the main page top left you'll find SHOP
        You as a member can down load a PDF of oven plans into you shopping basket free. It will get emailed to you
        Its a great starting point. You'll find not only the dimensions of ovens and stands but the where's and why fores. Why the ovens round? Why insulate? What's the 63 per cent ratio for.
        This is an all rounder oven that is not just a pizza baker or a dedicated bread baker but a lot of all of this. It can be built by the untrained, home handy person, and sometimes by less than perfect methods and materials.
        Do your research on those plans and ask as many questions as you need for the details.
        You need the do you research on the plans to start with to be able to ask some serious questions of these builders. Never forget they were first timers too. Never forget theyre mistakes and are here to help as they only can
        Regards dave
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