Nebraska WFO Build
We started our wood fired oven back in May and have taken some pictures along the way. I had thought I had downloaded more from my camera, but obviously not. At this point we have the oven walls and dome completed and are working on the insulating layer. With the help of CunukJim (THANK YOU!) and the local refractory supplier we have an oven that works. We fired it up over the 4th of July weekend and I was very pleased with the way it drew. You could really see (and feel) the cool air coming in below and the hot air drafting out the top, VERY COOL. Had it up to 700 degrees F, did 7 pizza's and as we only have a metal door at this time covered it for the night (this was around 9 P.M.). The hearth was at 625 F by this time. The next morning at 6:30 a.m. the hearth was at 465 f and the concrete slab was 375 f the dome had cooled to around 275 f. When I came home from work that night at 6:00 P.M. the dome was at 171 f, the hearth and concrete slab had equalized to 260 f. This was without any insulation whatsoever.
Here are some pictures taken during the build up to the concrete slab.
Laying out the base
First Block down (Me on the right, neighbor on left)
To be continued . . . . .