How to build a tandoor with your hands? A practical guide
Go to practice, show the process of building stationary tandoor. Before its construction, we have conducted preparatory work – completed drawings and it determined the quantity of necessary building materials.
Used such basic materials: fire brick and clay, facing brick, cement and other Materials were purchased near the construction hypermarket and taken to a suburban area.
To purchase the above materials for the week we laid a concrete Foundation. The depth of the concrete Foundation under the stove was adopted 40...50 cm (about 10 cm below Pocono vegetation layer).
On top of the Foundation arranged a bottom of refractory bricks. A firebox bottom, the bottom has a recess – ash drawer that also provides combustion air to fuel burning in the tandoor.
The tandoor is a kind of stone "bag". To during firing and then, during cooking, do not go long the heat from the "bag" we decided to make it multilayered.
The insulation of the walls of the tandoor with glass wool
The interior of the tandoor furnace, was built of refractory brick fire resistant clay-cement mortar. The thickness of the inner part of the tandoor to 65 mm (1/4 brick). The lower part of the combustion chamber has a cylindrical shape, and the upper part with wide opening for loading was performed arched shape.
Stone fireplace outside for containment temperature deformations was reinforced with steel wire mesh.
To simplify the construction of the tandoor, it is the outer part we have performed cylindrical, made of bricks, the thickness of the 1/4 brick.
Between the inner and outer walls of the tandoor constructively provided a gap width of 30...40 mm, which was filled with fiberglass insulation for heating furnace.
For the construction of the arched side of the tandoor is used generally to cut fire brick.