How to Build an Outdoor Pizza Oven

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  4. Carlos A Corniel says:

    I know this would add cost, but I am thinking for those of us with kids, and over 6’4” tall, you might consider building a wooden frame with a cement board on top to build the oven on. Keeps kids and pets from touching the hot oven and back friendly for the taller folks. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

    • Showit User says:

      This is a great idea, thank you so much for sharing and being here.

  5. Liz says:

    What about arsenic in the brick. I have been told by my construction worker neighbor never to use brick for gardening because it can leach arsenic. Any research on that?

    • Showit User says:

      Yes I agree with your builder on that, so FIRE BRICK is best or the clay bricks. I haven’t done a ton of research but it sounds correct!

  6. JaneMiff says:

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. Special Monkey says:

    Your oven looks great! I noticed you’re looking to replace some of the cement in your oven with something like firebrick. I’m using a similar oven with the cooking compartment completely made out of paver stone (top, bottom, sides, etc.). It made a really good pizza, though was very hot, and hard to control temperature (mine reached 830 – 900+ F degrees). I’m not so worried about it falling apart, but wonder how much risk there is using it to cook on, i.e. do pave stones emit hazardous gas under this heat, will this affect food, etc.or dissipate? Do you have an insight about this aspect?

    • Showit User says:

      This sounds awesome! I did research and linked the sources in the blog. Basically the reports show that concrete can explore if heated too quickly. But lots of other people said it wouldn’t, so I honestly and am not sure!!!!! I will keep doing more research!

  9. Cheyl says:

    You can add a hollow level on the bottom for wood storage.

    • Showit User says:

      This is such a great idea! Thank you!!!

  10. Chris says:

    This is something I’ve wanted to try for a while…but I want to put it on my wood deck. I’m thinking the same kind of setup but with cinder blocks on top of the papers to raise it higher for cheap. I’m thinking no heat would make its way that low to the deck. Your thoughts?
    Also, how hot does the back get? It would be close to the deck railing so that may be an issue.

    • Showit User says:

      That is a great idea! It gets really hot so I would be careful. You must surround the heat the fireproof brick for safety, then other forms of cement are ok after that.

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    How hot does can it get?

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  15. Jaime Tyler says:

    I have been researching fire brick and wondering which bricks in your design you would swap out for fire brick? I’m assuming the smaller ones on sides and back but what about the large square and rectangle ones that you use for “floor” and “ceiling”? Are those fine being concrete? I have not seen firebricks that large. Thanks for any advice!

    • Showit User says:

      yes for sure swap those out! I also read the you can use CLAY bricks – try those!

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  19. Khalid says:

    Maybe a dumb question, but how TF do you put it out!! After the pizza is done, just dump a little water on it?

    • Showit User says:

      Hey! Not a dumb question at all!! I just let my die down or spray it lightly with water!!!

  20. Jaime Tyler says:

    wondering how you cut the metal braces down to size?

    • Showit User says:

      Hey Jaime! My hubby has a metal cutting saw. I wonder if Home Depot will do it as well?

  21. CD says:

    Do you not secure the brick with mortar or liquid nails? Would it be okay to use liquid nails to secure the bricks?

    • Showit User says:

      We actually didnt use any of this because we wanted it moveable. So I do not know that best answer I am so sorry!

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