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Old 11-30-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
tom72
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Default Pizza Oven....YEAH BABY! (Part 2)

For those of you that were following my original thread, I apologize for the lack of updates. Life has a way of getting in the way...

Anyhow, since my last post is so old I can't post to it anymore, so here is my original post followed by my new progress photos:


Okay, it's not done yet, but I'm really excited that I got off my butt and got the ball rolling on this. I have been obsessed with pizza for years and I've been making my own for as long as I can remember, but I really hate making it in the oven. It still comes out really good, but it's lacking something.

I've played around with a lot of different ideas to modify a grill, as I'm really not a fan of how pizza comes out making it on the grill...I had been thinking of a FrankenWeber type mod.

Anyway, I decided to go a different route completely, so this is what hopefully is the start of something good:

Dug out a hole a little over a foot deep (didn't take pictures of just the hole...filled it with about 5 inches of gravel:




I topped that off with about 5 inches of concrete. I didn't get a picture of just the slab (not real attractive anyway, but this is just laying the bricks out to make sure I made the foundation big enough:




Here's as far as I got today:






Not too bad for a start...next weekend I should get a lot further on it. I'll keep adding pictures as I go. Wish me luck (because I seem to be severely lacking in the skill department!).



Okay, here's the new stuff:































Well, I'm getting pretty close now. The base is complete, along with the insulation layer. The firebrick floor is set in a slab of 1 part fire clay to 3 parts sand and is currently drying. Next up is to make the arch for the entry and then make the dome. I can almost tase those pizzas already! Thanks for looking!
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