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#1 SavinaRed

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:20 PM

My OCD got the best of me lol and I made this today. I'm going to give it a go this afternoon and if all goes well it's a pizza party for Christmas tomorrow . I made a little chimney on mine but all the videos on YouTube do not but I'm 100% sure this will be an improvement over the others.The inside depth is 32 inches and the inside width is 22 inches which should work for any size pizza. Wish me luck :)

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:30 PM

Fire it up then!


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:31 PM

What is the top metal? Make sure not galvanized, you risk heavy metal zinc poisoning if so especially at the high temps of this contraption. Just checking.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:34 PM

No reason why it should not work....good luck....are you going to slap up a make shift door to hold in the heat.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:38 PM

What is the top metal? Make sure not galvanized, you risk heavy metal zinc poisoning if so especially at the high temps of this contraption. Just checking.

its just raw iron/steel the same material as angle iron. thanks for the heads up !!



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:38 PM

Be careful man. Those aren't Fire Bricks. They look like Red Clay Bricks but hopefully they aren't concrete bricks. Red clay is not recommended for the oven floor. They are subjected to greater thermal cycles and will end up spalling (cracking and/or flaking). It looks like ceramic tile under the bricks? If it were me, I would put cement board down like HardiBacker then two layers of fire brick for the oven floor, about $1.20 each, at Home Depot. I don't mean to sound like a downer but that thing looks scarry. It's not an urban legend that clay or concrete bricks can explode under high heat.

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:38 PM

 Thinking the chimney might mess with the airflow you need for proper heating of this style oven.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:40 PM

Fire it up then!

I will in about 2 hours


 Thinking the chimney might mess with the airflow you need for proper heating of this style oven.

I will experiment with that today if it does all I have to do is replace the one brick I removed from the top. 



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:45 PM

 It's not an urban legend that clay or concrete bricks can explode under high heat.

 

 

I used to start my charcoal chimney on a concrete patio slab.....until one day after it rained and the moisture in the concrete made steam and did blow my chimney right over....went off like a shotgun.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:50 PM

w00t!

 

 


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:50 PM

Christmas Pizza!


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:51 PM

 
I used to start my charcoal chimney on a concrete patio slab.....until one day after it rained and the moisture in the concrete made steam and did blow my chimney right over....went off like a shotgun.


Exactly. Because of shipping costs, bricks are usually made locally wherever you are using different materials in vastly different conditions. Some folks will never have an issue with Red Clay bricks (except long term spalling) and some will have exploding bricks. It comes down to moisture content. Fire bricks are fired at a much higher temp, and hold heat better/longer. Even they theoretically, could explode if they contain too much moisture AND are heated up too quickly.

Just be careful is all I am saying, start a small fire and let the bricks come up to temp slowly, allowing all moisture to escape as you get them hotter and hotter.

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:53 PM

My OCD got the best of me


How's that ocd now?

 

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:54 PM

 I would put cement board down like HardiBacker then two layers of fire brick for the oven floor,

 

How about a layer of refractory cement over the brick? Wait nevermind, this has to be portable...


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

This reminds me of the firecracker on the palm, versus the one in the (closed) palm ...

 


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:03 PM

:rofl:

Just be careful!!!!!

FWIW... https://www.fornobra...n/brick-primer/

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:39 PM

Good info


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:01 PM

wait... wheres the pizza go? on top with the chimney when it gets hot or inside there with the coals?either way wont it get stuck with all the gaps?dont you need a ceramic plate or something? great project either way...


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:07 PM

Pizza number one

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

oooooooh so you start the fire get it all hot,then push it to the back and toss the pizza in where the coals were? Id like to place my order for a large margherita pizza please... extra basil.... NICE


is that rosemary on your pizza? recipe please...


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