Huge outdoor pizza oven building project pledge

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  1. Mark

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    Apparently, they do need to be clay heat resistant bricks which are pretty common to buy. Also, some guys use a special brick just for the base called a Fire Brick ,appropriately named, :D which hold the heat better than other types http://www.firebrick.com.au/ Check out the oven on the left of their site header just quietly... me like :heart:
     
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    Not sure Mark. It looked pretty coarse. I share your concern for sand having the potential for the bricks to move.
    I like the idea of using an adhesive on the floor bricks as long as it has really good heat tolerance.
     
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    Quick, somebody move that beer before it gets warm! :shock:

    Dont they know that the lower shelf is for resting the beer.
     
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    Very interesting read Stevo. There's so many different designs and ways to make pizza ovens I'm beginning to think there really isn't a "wrong" way to do it as long as the end result is achieved... :cheers: What I am certain about is why would you pay $2500 - $8000 AU to get some one else to build it when it can be done DIY for a fraction of the cost?
     
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    I hear ya. Many people these days have no skills or confidence to tackle something like this. But they can update their Facebook status in record time! o_O
    My dad was very hands-on which rubbed off on me. I'm very grateful for that.

    I love the challenge of figuring out how to do something. Not to mention if you do it yourself it will normally be done better. Job satisfaction is high on my list too.
    And then there is always cost. Happy to save a buck wherever I can.
     
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    Roadside pizza oven van in Melbourne today. Mobile pizza, nice!
    You can see the oven dome in through the back door.
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    You'd think it might be difficult to get that approved, a fire in your vehicle... hrm now i'm hungry
     
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    Who said its approved? Haha
    If you keep moving you could duck under their noses for a while.

    It smelt awesome I must say.
     
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    Photo looks interesting, did you use the blue colour effect on your phone? or does Melbourne look like that?

    Mine has the option for this, it will show blue as blue but everything else as grey.
     
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    Good pick up Stevo. Yes Melbourne is pretty gloomy but this was put through an app on my phone that uses sliders to take out any color you want. I took out all colours except blue.
    It was the first time I used it actually. (Stop calling me actually!)
     
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    It didn't really click straight away. Originally i thought you just posted a promotional photo of it, but then you said you were there. The effect worked well for that subject. i'm over analyising it.
    ohwell, Friday night rumbos :cheers:
     
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    now you've all got me thinking i need one of these... i've allocated a possible place for it down the backyard :rolleyes:
     
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    Do it Stevo, it's your responsibility to keep this art form alive. Actually I don't think you're complete till you've built one. I know I'm looking forward to the day I become a man. ;)
     
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    Go for it Stevo! My son asked me yesterday when I was starting on our pizza oven and I said soon... :)

    She's a fair job.
     
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    cheers for the encouragement fellas, as Mark says i think it could be some work, i usually like a whack stuff together quick and tend to avoid permanent things, so this would be major ! .. ohwell, added to the list, wont happen anytime soon. Steve will have his block of land and his oven built before us Mark :oops:
     
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    That's what I'm looking forward to seeing also @Steve posting his permaculture prowess as he builds his dream block!

    We're visiting my sister and hubby next weekend on their new 3 acre block for their house warming - I'm almost as excited as they are at the prospect of witnessing them getting back into self-sufficiency.

    Viva La self-sufficiency! :cheer:
     
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    image.jpg A pizza oven at BBQ Galore today. Far too clinical if you ask me...
     
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    I quite like it but for $1300 surely one could be made bigger and better hey...
     
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