Wonderful oven with 8 position rotating switch
Don’t forget to see the Christmas style decorated oven, with Christmas lights on, turkey, and all that!
Here are some pics of the oven. It is done after planning and work. Thanks for your help and the plans. I bought your plans now several years ago but decided to go with your new Masterly Tail design built from the blocks. I will be installing cultured stone on the exterior next spring, but it’s getting cold here already so I do not want to start it now.
We have made about 24 pizzas the last few weeks and cooked a chicken and pork roast. Still learning how to fire the oven and getting used to this new cooking. Have not tried baking bread yet, maybe next week.
The temperature gauge was actually inspired by photos on one of your pages and also comments on that page, the oven built by Jamie, it’s fantastic. I found the gauge, by looking for pyrometer on e-bay.
This thermometer has a 8 position rotating switch. I installed 8 stainless steel tubes in different locations throughout the oven inner cooking part, and then put thermocouples in these tubes. It definitely helps us with the cooking. I made the copper enclosure out of recycled copper sheet and rivets. I enjoyed doing the metal sheet fabrication as well.
Still experimenting with different pizza dough recipes and hope to try our first bread next weekend. What temp. do you try to use for pizzas?
We have been having a great time over the Holidays here with our new oven. Attached are some pictures as well. I did start burning a hotter fire over the whole floor of the oven to get a larger coating of coals. We have tried 3 batches of bread with success. We cooked our Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas Prime Rib, and a whole ham as well as countless pizzas. After cooking pizzas one Saturday night we awoke to 14 inches of snow the next morning while the oven was still almost 400 degrees F inside.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Notice the oven decoration for Christmas Festive Season and obviously the Christmas Turkey roasted!
Here are some construction images of the thermocouple locations.
The first image, is with a hole drilled in the center floor firebrick to within 1″ of the surface. It shows where the thermocouple probe is installed and fixed. The next photo shows this thermocouple probe in closer detail.
The second image, shows the tubing running to the different locations I want to monitor in the firebrick dome.
The following image is with all of the stainless steel tubes meeting in a large junction box where I will make the wire connections, and mount the gauge.
And the last picture shows details where all of the thermocouples are attached to the temperature gauge with the eight position electric switch.
Will be in touch.
Bill from New York, U.S.A.
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