Tank Head oven – metal fabrication
Here are some pictures I took of the oven and fire box when I was welding all the pieces together. The one photo shows the firebox with the attachment that connects the firebox to the dome. This piece sticks up through the fire brick on the right side of the dome’s interior.
Try and look past the crappy weld job. I had never welded before and I am still learning. Similarly, I do not have much of a metal fabrication experience, but, I just go into it as it makes me happy.
I designed this oven in a way that you can take it apart in pieces. Having never built a pizza oven before I wanted to make sure I could change things if I needed to. Not sure of the steel grade but they are a little thicker than 1/8th inch.
I built the fire box myself. The inside of the box is lined with firebrick. I bought the cast iron door for the box online. The door is made by a company called Vogelzang. They make small wood stoves and also a kit that can turn a 55 gallon drum into a wood burning stove.
As the last picture shows, I moved it from the garage out to the back yard. I can get some progress photos to you tomorrow.
My fully completed project can be seen on the page #1 propane tank-head pizza oven. Also a photo of my first pizza cooked in the oven. Pepperoni and some basil from the garden. I have since planted a garden with all things pizza related.
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