The oven itself (hearth)
OverviewThe main part of the oven (the hearth) as sold by the producer ("Fayol" company) consists of 9 slabs (to form the sole) and the curved sections which make up the domed oven, plus a keystone which fits in the top.
Assembling the oven
|The kit as sent by Fayol company:|
Make sure you check all parts after delivery.
|As shown in the instruction booklet||What we actually did|
|Pieces do not fit together as perfectly as the diagram might suggest, it's still masonry work to cope with all the uneven edges and small defects.|
We had problems with a few arch sections, there were some gaps. If it happens to you, don't worry as these gaps will be filled later with cement.
|We needed to use pieces of wood to block the whole structure during assembly. We could then push on them to adjust the shape where necessary (see photo of stage 5).|
|For that you can use some of the paper used for packing oven sections.|
|We did as the book said...|
|Be careful, this proportion of water/cement is very liquid. If you have a large gap between two sections, the cement can fall through.|
|To prevent this, we put pieces of carboard held in place with bits of wood inside the oven.|
|You shoud protect the oven from rain, but leaving air to circulate around it (no plastic sheet immediately over) while it dries out.|
Last modified on: July 7th 2017
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