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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewdjulyan View Post
    Ja it sounds like its not getting enough oxygen at the back there Riaan. I reckon your idea about the baskets will make a big difference.
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    Drill a hole at the back and connect an old hairdryer.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Drill a hole at the back and connect an old hairdryer.........
    That won't work, the oven needs to ventilate via the bottom of the opening and floor and to the back, wire basket type thing to provide this ventilation is what is needed.
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    As I have these cobblestones for the roof pillars I tried some time ago to use it as a base for the door. The height seems perfect and I can have lazy flames while the door is in place which means it is breathing optimally through the chimney after rolling across the dome.
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    A quick pic from last night, illustrating the smoke from the just started fire seperating from the influx of cold air over the floor. One can see it clearly on the right hand side.
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    The dak is on, but not fixed in place yet. Wasn't going to buy a hole saw to cut one hole so made another plan. The chimney is sealed with foil and a hose clamp for now to see what's what, when I cement the pillars in place I will add gun gum to the joint. Now we can cook in the rain
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    Modified the steel 'stand" in the oven to offer a bit more space to place wood and keep a bit more of it off the floor. I will make a more sturdy scheme at some time as now I know what works. And this works better than my original one.

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    With the modded grid I managed to get three heavy pieces of wood in and it grafts lekker. Goung to try get someone to make me a heavy duty one in the same design sometime.
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    Where did you get that wood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudleytheplumber View Post
    Where did you get that wood?
    Local petrol filling station Dudley, still trying to ID it but it seems like from the Leopard tree. Burns very well and hot.
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    The wood on the frame in the other pic is acacia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    With the modded grid I managed to get three heavy pieces of wood in and it grafts lekker. Goung to try get someone to make me a heavy duty one in the same design sometime.
    Hi Riaan. Would like to make you n grid jobbie, but I think postage from Gauteng might be expensive.Just read through your latest braai related threads and really like your setup(s). Inspired by one of your posts long ago, I packed a braai on my lawn that consists entirely of bricks. Works like a charm and I can modify it depending on if I am having a normal braai, staanrib, potjie or what ever my heart desires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namakwalander View Post
    Hi Riaan. Would like to make you n grid jobbie, but I think postage from Gauteng might be expensive.Just read through your latest braai related threads and really like your setup(s). Inspired by one of your posts long ago, I packed a braai on my lawn that consists entirely of bricks. Works like a charm and I can modify it depending on if I am having a normal braai, staanrib, potjie or what ever my heart desires.
    Awesome Namakwa, glad I can inspire someone.
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