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Sorry for the delay in replying...It should be mm so about 20mm - although rereading the instructions it was more like 30mmI will correct the instructions and thanks for spotting the mistake!Pascal
You jig looks perfect for the job! - good luck with it all!
EPIC! I'm doing this! Thanks
It is actually scientifically not a form of asbestos. It was once mined from a mine which also contained asbestos at the site. This mine was closed in the 90s and the vermiculite from it was used to insulate a lot of houses in the states. Vermiculite mining is now regulated and tested. Wear a decent mask and be cool 🙂
No, Vermiculite is scientifically not Asbestos. They are two distinctly different minerals. They are both silicates i’ll give you that… As i have mentioned in the comments: Vermiculite was once mined from a mine which also contained asbestos. This mine was closed in the 90s but that particular vermiculite was used to insulate many houses in the states. Vermiculite mining is now regulated and the product tested. Wear a decent mask and be cool :)
I aim for at least 300ºC but sometimes I get inpatient and put a pizza in at 250ºC which just takes a bit longer to cook... 5 mins vs. 1 min at 350ºCThe surface is made out of the solid dense type of fire bricks and I don't ever have sticking problems thanks to coarse maize/corn/semolina I put on the peel and subsequently ends up under the pizza as it cooks. I covered this step in the Instructable.I just about met the recommendations for dome height / door height yes - take a look at the plans PDF included in the Instructable.
Nice! You've gone to a lot of trouble to make your instructable really good and clear. Great pictures too. well done. voted
Thank you for your vote! - I think your oven would survive if you took measures to protect it. Say October time... wrap it in an old blanket and add a plastic cover. Or as one commenter suggests; building a portable base. all the best!
Thanks, I'm pleased it's helping people out.
It takes at least 1 hour to get really pizza hot. You do have to work a bit to keep the fire going which is tricky sometimes when you're also making dough and sauce! It has been known to still be warm in the morning though. Top tips: Very dry logs. Pre heating logs at the opposite side of the oven to the burning fire. Have the door slightly open to draw more air into the fire.My dad has a portable oven like yours and whist it heats up really fast it doesn't hold heat as well as this oven. It's due to the density of the materials and their capacity to store heat - hope this helps.
It is hot stuff!
Thanks for your kind words from one experienced pizza eater to another ;)
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