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Title:
HOUSING FOR MASONRY OVEN CORE, AND MASONRY OVEN INCLUDING SUCH A HOUSING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/193371
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A housing for a masonry oven core (10) comprises at least two shaped sections (22, 24, 25, 26, 28), capable of being attached together to form a shape that encompasses a masonry oven core (10). They are at least partly formed from mesh material capable of being rendered with mortar (40). The completed housing is substantially semi-spherical, and the wall sections (22,24) extend substantially vertically.

Inventors:
GOZNEY, Thomas Robert Llewelyn (Units 18 & 19 Radar WayChristchurch, Dorset BH23 4FL, BH23 4FL, GB)
Application Number:
GB2019/051023
Publication Date:
October 10, 2019
Filing Date:
April 08, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
GOZNEY GROUP LTD (Units 18 & 19 Radar Way, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4FL, BH23 4FL, GB)
International Classes:
A21B1/04; A47J37/07; F24B1/20; F24C15/34
Foreign References:
US9718220B12017-08-01
US20170245506A12017-08-31
AU2005205830A12007-03-22
FR2737286A11997-01-31
US4108138A1978-08-22
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LONDON IP LTD (100 High Street, Milford on SeaLymington, Hampshire SO41 0QE, SO41 9BR, GB)
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Claims:
Claims

1. A housing for a masonry oven core, comprising at least two shaped sections, capable of being attached together to form a shape that encompasses a masonry oven core.

2. A housing according to claim 1, wherein the sections at least partly formed from mesh material capable of being rendered with mortar.

3. A housing according to either previous claim wherein the shape of the completed housing is substantially semi-spherical.

4. A housing according to any previous claim wherein the wall sections that extend substantially vertically are included.

5. A housing according to any previous claim wherein there are included roof sections which are curved so that they form a dome section.

6. A housing according to either claim wherein the wall sections and/or roof sections including securement holes such that when the sections are assembled, at least some of the securement holes of adjacent pieces are substantially coincident.

7. A housing according to any claim 6 wherein the securement holes provided on lugs.

8. A housing according to any previous claim wherein there is provided an edge that protrudes from the surface of the completed housing which indicates the depth of mortar to be applied.

9. A housing according to any previous claim wherein said edge is provided by a door surround.

10. A masonry oven including a core and housing according to any previous claim, wherein the shape of the shaped section is pre-formed such that the completed housing is of a size and shape that the distance between the outer surface of the core and the inner surface of the core is substantially constant without having to deform the shaped sections.

11. A method of constructing a masonry oven comprising the steps of placing a housing according to any of claims 1 to 10 around and/or upon an oven core. 12. A method according to claim 11 wherein granular insulating material is poured between the housing and the oven core

13. A method according to either of claims 11 or 12 wherein mortar is applied to the housing.

Description:
HOUSING FOR MASONRY OVEN CORE, AND MASONRY OVEN

INCLUDING SUCH A HOUSING

The present invention relates to pizza ovens, and similar ovens sometimes known as masonry ovens.

A known conventional pizza oven comprises a precast base (which may be provided in sections), on which a precast dome is placed. In order to ensure that heat is retained in the oven, and the sides of the dome do not become dangerously hot during use, insulation is placed around the dome, and a layer of mortar or render applied over the insulation layer.

A common method of applying the insulation is to cover the dome with sheets of rockwool, trimming shape of the rockwool so that it is applied over the whole dome in an even thickness. As the rockwool is applied, sheets of chicken wire are wrapped around the over to hold the rockwool in position, the chicken wire sheets being similarly trimmed to shape and then secured together. When the dome is evenly covered in rockwool, and the rockwool is completely constrained in position by the chicken wire, the mortar render may be applied. The mortar render permanently holds the insulation in place, and protects the insulation.

Applying the insulation and chicken wire is time-consuming. Also, it is difficult for a novice to apply the insulation and chicken wire in a regular an even fashion. This makes applying the render evenly difficult, so the finished oven can be misshapen and irregular.

The object of the present invention is to allow a pizza oven or similar masonry type oven to be insulated and rendered in a convenient manner.

According to the present invention, there is provided a according to claim 1.

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The invention will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the drawings, of which

Figure 1 is a diagrammatic representation of an oven core Figure 2 is an exploded perspective view of an embodiment of the mesh assembly oven core housing (with the oven housing shown in ghosted lines)

Figure 3 is an exploded perspective view of an another embodiment of the mesh assembly oven core housing

Figure 4 is a perspective view of mesh assembly oven core housing

Figure 5 is a side elevation of a section of the mesh assembly oven core housing Figure 6 is a diagrammatic sectional view of the mesh assembly oven core housing and oven core; and

Figure 7 is a diagrammatic sectional view of the mesh assembly oven core housing and oven core at a further stage of assembly.

Referring to figure 1, a known oven core 10 is supplied pre-moulded, and is placed on a pre moulded base 12, which may include a notch (not shown) to accept and locate the wall of the oven core. The oven core includes a front opening 14 which allows access to the oven, which may in the form of a tunnel extending from the opening (not shown). The core 10 also includes an upper opening 15 which allows smoke and fumes to escape the oven.

Referring to figure 2, a mesh assembly 20 comprises two front wall sections 22, two rear wall sections 24, a centre wall section 25, a number of roof segments 26 and a top cap 28.

Referring also to figure 3, these sections may be arranged around the core 10 of the oven to enclose it.

Referring to figure 3, in an alternative embodiment, as in the case of the embodiment shown in figure 2 there is also included two front wall sections 22, two rear wall sections 24, a number of roof segments 26 and a top cap 28; it will be noticed however that there is no centre wall section 25, rather the front wall sections 22 each include extended portions 27 and a recess 29. The principle of construction is the same however, and both embodiments will be used to explain the construction.

Referring to figures 2 to 4, the front wall sections 22 and rear wall sections 24 and are generally rectangular, though curved along their long axis. The centre wall section 25 (or the extended portions 27) is also a curved rectangle, though is it relatively narrow in height. The length and curvature of these sections is such that when placed end to end on the base 12 of the oven surrounding the core 10 in the arrangement shown in figure 4, they encompass the core 10. Each section includes several securement holes 32 distributed on their edges, so that when the sections are arranged to slightly overlap, securement holes 32 on adjacent sections coincide. The sections are secured together using these holes, for example using cable ties threaded through the holes and tightened, or rivets, or some other known fixing means. The height of the centre wall section 25 (or the extended portions 27) ensures that the front opening 14 of the core 10 is unimpeded. As shown in figures 3 and 4, a door surround 34 may be accommodated by the mesh assembly over the extended portions 27 and the recesses 29, and secured to the front wall sections 22.

Referring to figure 5, the roof segments 26 are generally trapezoid, tapering slightly to the upper end, and curved along the long axis. The long edges may be slightly curved or bowed as shown. Referring back to figures 2 to 4, the roof segment 26 are arranged side-by-side around the upper edge of the front wall sections 22 and rear wall sections 24, so that they form a curved dome above the oven core 10. Figure 5 shows securement holes 32 along the top and bottom edge of the roof segment 26; it also shows securement holes along the long edges, with the securement holes 32 on one side being borne on lugs 33. These lugs 33 allow securement holes 32 of adjacent sections to coincide, without the sections themselves having to overlap along their entire length of each section's edge; instead, the section may be abutting edge-to-edge, with the lugs extending over the neighbouring section. The sections are then secured together using the securement holes 32 as previously described.

When the roof segments 26 are arranged together in this manner and secured together, a circular hole remains at the top of the mesh assembly. This is covered by the top cap 28 may be secure, which is a planar circular section, which also features securement holes 32 around its circumference, and may be laid on top of the roof segment 26 (though equally it could be arranged underneath before all the roof segments 26 are arranged). The top cap 28 includes a central aperture 31 (which may be pre-formed, or could be delineated by excised cutaway portions for the person assembling the mesh assembly to remove part of the material from the top cap 28). This aperture allows a flue or chimney to be connected to the upper opening 15 of the core 10 and to extend upwards.

Referring to figure 4, when the front wall sections 22, rear wall sections 24, door surround 34, roof segments 26, and top cap 28 are arranged and secured together in this way, they form a complete outer housing for the oven core 10. Referring to figure 6, the inner surface of the completed mesh assembly 20 is spaced from the outer surface of the oven core 10 by a generally regular distance, to form a void 36. Referring to figure 7, granular insulating material 38 can be poured into the void 36 through the aperture 31 in the top cap 28 (or this step may be carried out before the top cap 28 is fitted). The granular insulating material 38 flows through the void to complete occupy it. Thus the core 10 has a layer of insulation around its surface. The granular insulating material 38 is chosen to be resistant to high temperature.

The front wall sections 22, rear wall sections 24, door surround 34, roof segments 26, and top cap 28 are completely or substantially formed from a metallic mesh material. This mesh reduces the weight of the mesh assembly 20, and also provides a texture that allows mortar to key to it. Referring to figures 8 and 9, once the granular insulating material 38 has been poured into the mesh assembly 20, and any chimney or flue has been added, a layer of mortar 40 is applied to the mesh assembly 20 to provide an attractive finish, and to protect the mesh assembly 20 and oven core 10 from the environment. The door surround 34 includes an upper ledge 36 and a lower ledge 37, which are curved in a similar manner to the front wall sections 22 and rear wall sections 24, but which protrude from the circumference defined by the assembled mesh assembly 20. The render may be applied around the door surround 34 so that the render surface is flush with these ledges 36, 37 and this the depth of render 40 for the oven as a whole may be gauged from the distance between the outer extent of the ledge 36, 37 and the surface of the mesh assembly 20 around the door surround 34. Other protrusions may be included in the design of the mesh assembly 20 so that the installer has an indication or guide for the depth of mortar render 40 to be applied.

By providing pre-formed sections of the appropriate shapes, an oven core 10 can be provided with an outer covering framework quickly and without practice and with minimal skill. The void in which insulation is to be added can be designed so that a regular and appropriate thickness around the core 10 is achieved, so that the oven functions efficiently. Similarly the completed mesh assembly 20 provides a convenient and properly-shaped and textured surface for the installer to apply a render coat of mortar to the outside of the oven. This saves time for installation, and allows installers without previous experience to complete a pizza or masonry oven and achieve good results. By designing the shape, configuration and sections of the mesh assembly 20 with a particular oven core 10 in mind, good results can be achieved for any oven core. It will be readily apparent that the shape of the completed mesh assembly 20 can be varied to accommodate different oven core shapes, or to achieve different shapes of the final rendered oven. The mesh assembly 20 could accordingly be cylindrical, or polygonal rather than the semi-circular or semi-disco-rectangular or flattened semi-disco-rectangular shape described and illustrated herein.

It will also be appreciated that the sections of the mesh assembly 20 may be varied, so that more or fewer sections are provided. For example, the front wall section 22 and rear wall section 24 could include parts which form the domed roof sections, so that separate roof segments 26 are not needed.

Although the use of granular insulating material 38 has been described, the mesh assembly 20 could be used with convention rockwool, another insulating material, or left empty.

Sections mesh assembly 20 may be shaped so that various apertures are provided in the completed mesh assembly 20 so that the oven can be supplied with different services. Although the sections described herein are described herein as being secured together using coincident holes, alternative clips, snap-fit mechanisms or other means of securing sections could be provided.

The housing could be supplied in a partly or fully assembled stated, or even formed in a single piece, sixed and shaped to fit over an oven core.




 
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