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Wood fired pizza oven dome build out of 2 inch steel plate

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ChrisL

Wood fired pizza oven dome build out of 2 inch steel plate

Hi Guys,

I was thinking of building a second Pizza oven , I was not planning on cooking Pizza as such because I have an existing  oven that does the job well for me. What I want is a second oven that maintains a lower temperature well for cooking a range of artisan breads and desserts.

I am not good at working with bricks etc so was thinking of building the dome out of 2 inch thick steel cut and bent into arches welding all the arches together to form a dome Pompeii style oven. Of course I would  add a foot or so of loose insulation.

does this sound like a mad plan or a potential winner

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Mini Oven

for a pattern

Steel expands more than bricks do so there will be more movement as it heats up.   It might be easier just to use the kitchen oven.

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ChrisL

On reflection,Yep the home oven  idea is undoubtedly the best idea I even have one i plug in outside. But this is the domain of ,The Wife .

Me cave man, cook with fire .

The umbrella is an inspired idea but the cuts will need to be extremely precise especially allowing for thickness and bevel. I think it is a job for a computer and automated cutting  

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ChrisL

I have two  sheets of steel only one sheet of 10 mm and  one  sheet of 50 mm I thought the 10mm steel would

suit making oven doors out of the walls out of 500 mm  I beam. I was thinking it would have good thermal mass.

I have no idea what you mean by spall liner not sure if you are taking the micky out of me ? I certainly  don't see any need for a spall liner