We are in the process of building a wood fired pizza oven for our deck. That damn Deck seems to be getting all the attention. Deck wanted stairs, Deck got stairs. Deck wanted chairs, you guessed it, Deck got them. I had to run all the way over to the fire pit to drag these chairs to the Deck. I think Deck is a little bit too needy!
This won't be the traditional, build your fire in the oven kind, it will be heated from a rocket stove.
The minute I heard of a rocket stove, I had grand ideas of heating the house, the garage, the barn, the outbuildings, the sidewalks and the driveway with this baby! I would never have to shovel again, just light a fire. Unfortunately, our sidewalk is too long, and the driveway is even longer, and really, after eating all that pizza, a little shoveling would probably do me good!
Off to the scrap yard we went!
We found enough material to get us started, and headed to the scale for a good wallet beating!!!!
I use the term "We" loosely throughout this post. He (Mr FT) is the we , I'm just the helper, but I was busy cutting some stainless steel tubing for the grate. I figured I earned at least two years worth of pizza for that!
We used two Sanke kegs to build the burn chamber,
Stainless steel tubing was cut perfectly to build the grate.
(had to add that for pizza points)
We also scrounged some stainless steel that was already bent into a U at the scrap yard. The piece was cut in half, a center platform was added, and the U was welded together to form a box. This created the wood feeder and the combustion air intake..
Two supports were attached to the inside of the bottom keg for the *perfectly* (more pizza points) fitted grate to sit on.
The top of one keg, and the top and bottom of another, were cut out.
The two kegs were stacked and welded together.
Mr. FT fitted the box to the burn chamber, and cut and welded it altogether.
And now for the moment Mr FT has been waiting for...
Oh come on....live a little.
It's not one of those 5 minute videos.
It's under a minute! Not even half a minute.
In fact it probably took you longer to read this than
if you would have just watched the video!
I'd say Christmas came a little early for Deck getting all this bling.
You are probably saying to yourself, "That girl is nuts if she thinks those stacked kegs are bling-like."
I can give you one spoiler: this contraption will be hidden very soon!
And by very soon, I mean a few weeks later cuz that's how long it took to get to part three, which by the magic of Blogdom, will happen next week.....stay tuned!
Click here for part one.
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