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  • BrandenH commented on bjkayani's instructable Outdoor Pizza Oven2 months ago
    Outdoor Pizza Oven

    Nice work. Many oven plans can get very technical and exacting with specific ratios of dome height to width and and chimney volume to opening size... Like you, I hummed and hawed while doing research for several months, then one weekend i just said hell with it and went for it with materials i had around. 6 years later, it still works fine. Essentially the only function that matters is the ability to hold heat and radiate it back. One note i see worth mentioning is that you might want some knee braces on your leg to cross member connections -- those corners carry a lot of weight with all that cementitious materials you do not want those corners to splay / pivot out over time and drop the whole show. I also would build a brace accross the back, despite the connection to the wall ledge, a...

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    Nice work. Many oven plans can get very technical and exacting with specific ratios of dome height to width and and chimney volume to opening size... Like you, I hummed and hawed while doing research for several months, then one weekend i just said hell with it and went for it with materials i had around. 6 years later, it still works fine. Essentially the only function that matters is the ability to hold heat and radiate it back. One note i see worth mentioning is that you might want some knee braces on your leg to cross member connections -- those corners carry a lot of weight with all that cementitious materials you do not want those corners to splay / pivot out over time and drop the whole show. I also would build a brace accross the back, despite the connection to the wall ledge, a free standing 4 legged table design would be a bit safer for that weight bearing table, especially if you live in an area where plate tectonics ever comes into play...everywhere that is....a bit of shaking and that shallow lip on the back might lose it's purchase. Happy Pizza! ps My Fav recipe has been a bit of BBQ sauce and touch of peanut butter mixed with the tomato sauce and topped with grilled chicken slices red onion and mozzarella, then i put fresh minced basil on top right when it comes out of the oven... A little Thailand meets Mediterranean happiness.

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  • BrandenH commented on hubertofliege's instructable Walk-in open air chicken coop1 year ago
    Walk-in open air chicken coop

    Happy chickens in their Custom Gazebo. Cheers!

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