A couple of days ago we had the good fortune to have Monte Anderson and a cement truck come to our shop and pour the concrete pad that we build the oven on. It went so well, besides the fact that there was a blizzard with 30 mph winds that made it less fun, but fun just the same. Special thanks to Specialty Concrete!
While we were waiting for it to set-up, we got the panels painted, and about half of them installed.
Then. The day I have been dreaming about finally happened! YESTERDAY WE BUILT THE OVEN! Bob Trowe is a very strong man who hefted the sections on to the trailer and made it look easy. AND THEY WERE NOT LIGHT, they had to be at least 150lbs each, probably more. The front section of the oven alone weighed somewhere around 300lbs, so we used a crane to lift that one, which was nearly more excitement than I could stand.
Now we get to put the floor in the trailer while we wait for the refractory mortar to dry and cure. Only a week until we can start small regulated fires in the oven to cure it, AND THEN... PIZZA!!!