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Pompeii Oven Plans

Pompeii Oven Plans

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Complete instructions for building the Pompeii Oven, an authentic Italian Wood-Fired Pizza Oven. 67 pages, with over 100 photos and illustrations.
Complete instructions for building the Pompeii Oven, an authentic Italian Wood-Fired Pizza Oven. 67 pages, with over 100 photos and illustrations.

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Pompeii Oven Instructions
© Forno Bravo, LLC 2007. All Rights Served. Ver. 1.2 1
Forno BravoPompeii Oven™ PlansBuild an Authentic Italian Wood-Burning Oven
 
Pompeii Oven Instructions
© Forno Bravo, LLC 2007. All Rights Served. Ver. 1.2 2
WARNING
Read this before beginning your project
No warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of this information or its suitability for a particular purpose, are made. Forno Bravo hereby expressly disclaims any and all express or implied warranties, and does not makeany warranty or guaranty, or make any representation whatsoever, express or implied, regarding the use or result of anyinformation or services provided by this document. Forno Bravo will not assume any liability for any loss or damage of anykind, arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, the use of this information.Failure to heed this warning may result in damage to property, bodily injury or death.Keep children and pets away from hot oven.Use firewood for burning only. DO NOT use charcoal, pressure treated lumber, chipped wood products, sappy wood such aspine, laminated wood or any material other than dry medium or hard firewood.DO NOT USE liquid fuel (firelighter fluid, gasoline, lantern oil, kerosene or similar liquids) to start or maintain a fire.BEWARE of very high temperatures in the oven and use long oven gloves and mitts to handle pots and tools. DO NOT putunprotected hands or arms inside oven while it is lit.Dispose of ashes using a metal shovel and place in a metal bin with a tightly fitting lid. The container should be stored on anon-combustible surface, away from all combustible materials. Ensure ashes are completely cold before disposing of themappropriately.BEWARE of flying sparks from mouth of oven. Ensure that no combustible materials are within range of oven at any time.DO NOT close the oven door fully while a fire is in the oven. Closing the door fully will cut off oxygen to the fire, causing thefire to erupt suddenly when the door is removed. Always keep door tilted to allow air to circulate in the oven.DO NOT use water to dampen or extinguish fire in the oven.FIRE can result from incorrect installation or use of this oven. It is essential to use only building and insulation materialsdesigned for the purpose.Contact your local building department for clarification on any restrictions on installation of this oven in your area.Follow the instructions for curing the oven. Failure to follow the curing schedule can cause damage to the oven.
 
Pompeii Oven Instructions
© Forno Bravo, LLC 2007. All Rights Served. Ver. 1.2 3
Table of Contents
Introduction......................................................................................................................................................................4
 
The History of Brick Ovens...........................................................................................................................................6
 
Why Build a Pompeii Brick Oven Instead of a Barrel Vault Oven...........................................................................8
 
Tuscan vs. Neapolitan Style Wood-Fired Ovens.......................................................................................................9
 
Getting Started: A Brick Oven Overview...................................................................................................................10
 
Oven Dimensions..........................................................................................................................................................13
 
1. Foundation.................................................................................................................................................................16
 
2. The Oven Stand.........................................................................................................................................................19
 
3. Framing the Hearth...................................................................................................................................................22
 
4. Pouring the Hearth....................................................................................................................................................25
 
5. Setting the Cooking Floor........................................................................................................................................27
 
6. Starting the Oven Dome...........................................................................................................................................29
 
7. Building the Dome....................................................................................................................................................32
 
8. Building the Oven Opening.....................................................................................................................................35
 
9. Finishing the Oven Dome........................................................................................................................................37
 
10. Oven Vent.................................................................................................................................................................40
 
11. Arch and Door.........................................................................................................................................................43
 
12. Attaching the Chimney...........................................................................................................................................45
 
13. Oven Insulation.......................................................................................................................................................47
 
14. Enclosure Design Styles........................................................................................................................................49
 
15. Igloo Enclosure.......................................................................................................................................................52
 
16. Walled Enclosures..................................................................................................................................................54
 
17. Curing Your Oven...................................................................................................................................................56
 
Appendix 1. Materials and Tools List........................................................................................................................58
 
Appendix 2. Brick Primer.............................................................................................................................................61
 
Appendix 3. Why the Pompeii Oven Plans are Free................................................................................................63
 
Appendix 4. Thermal Mass Primer.............................................................................................................................64
 
Appendix 5. Wood-Fired Oven Anatomy...................................................................................................................66
 
Appendix 6. High Heat Mortar.....................................................................................................................................67
 

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