Lifting Pizza Oven Into Place
We carry authentic brick ovens ranging in weight from 1000 lbs to 1800 lbs. While most customers think moving the brick ovens into place is the most difficult task, it isn't as hard as you'd think and definitely worth it!
The oven is shipped packed in a crate on a pallet so it can be initially moved around with a pallet jack.
Lifting Oven With Engine Hoist
An engine hoist can be rented from a local hardware shop. When using an engine hoist to lift your brick oven, make sure the equipment can handle the weight of your oven. Then, connect the straps securely to all four corners of the pizza oven.
See the picture below showing a customer moving the traditional Lisboa brick pizza oven with an engine hoist.
Watch this fantastic video from Le Gourmet TV with Glen & Friends Cooking!
Below is another Lisboa brick pizza oven moved to its cinder block base with an engine hoist. We recommend putting a towel or blanket over your oven to ensure the straps don't scratch your new oven.
Lifting Oven With ForkLift
Watch this short video to see how we moved one of our pizza ovens using a forklift at the Jacksonville Home & Patio Show. The lovely pink and white towels were used to protect the oven dome from any strap rubbing.
Below is a picture our customer shared showing his gorgeous Buena Ventura brick oven being lifted properly by a forklift.
As you can see in the video, the chains were not touching the oven dome and the oven was nicely moved to its base.
Lifting Oven With Crane
Some customers need their oven in a location that can't be accessed with a forklift or engine hoist. In some instances, the area surrounding the pizza oven stand is simply not big enough or accessible for equipment. In those cases, a crane might be the answer!
Here is a video showing a brick oven owner moving their oven over a wall into their backyard:
Obviously, you need to make sure you've taken all the proper steps for securing the straps and hooks before lifting your oven to these heights. But, with a professional crane operator, your oven should be in good hands and you'll be baking pizzas in record time!
As we don't know the local contractors in your area, we recommend either asking the contractor doing your backyard work if they can provide one of the options mentioned above or checking on Angie's List or Home Advisors to find a reliable local contractor.
If you need help building a base for your oven, you should read this blog post on building a pizza oven base next.
Not sure if a brick oven is the best oven for you? Take the Pizza Oven Quiz to learn about your options and find the best oven style for you!