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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
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We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Barrowed idea : for encasement

    I attached a picture . Would love to get thoughts on this .

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    Re: Barrowed idea : for encasement

    What is your specific question?

    My 34" WFO build

    Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO


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      The picture on the bottom is what i'm thinking of doing to allow me to move the oven when i move to another house . I would think that i would some how make it modular so that i can take it apart and reassemble it . would I have to make the oven slide in and out for transportation to the new house ? Not sure of what type of metal for the roof , legs , etc . Type of welding ?


      • #4
        Re: Barrowed idea : for encasement

        Metal stands are not uncommon, Forno Bravo sells a prefab one, and here are some threads on the subject:


        You may want to think in terms of a transportable build, instead of a movable one. A dry stacked stand on an existing patio, covered by precast concrete lintels, and with a board-and-blanket insulated build with sand and fire clay mortar can just be disassembled and the materials moved in a pickup truck. Brick ovens are really heavy and brittle: moving one intact is not a trivial project.
        My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


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          Re: Barrowed idea : for encasement

          Thanks Dmun . I went through all the picture on this site and couldn't find an example that gave me a clue on transportable build . Dry stack is similar to building stone fences back east and Europe ? " a board-and-blanket insulated build with sand and fire clay mortar can " . Could you explain this a little better . I'm thinking that you mean a cement board and cement brick that look like stone , Glue (for lack a better word) to the cement board.


          • #6
            Re: Barrowed idea : for encasement

            Concrete blocks stack up dry without problem. In a permanent build alternating cores are filled with concrete and rebar: you can skip this if you're planning to disassemble it. On top of this usually goes a poured slab of reinforced concrete. You can skip this and get cast concrete lintels. They are made to go over windows and openings in block structures, but a line of them can span your block structure to support your oven.

            When you build your oven you can substitute a permanent mortar that hardens solid with a mixture of half fireclay and half sand. This forms sort of a refractory mud that will easily break apart when it's time to disassemble your oven. Almost all this "mortar" will hose off your bricks.

            The "Board and blanket" refers to the type of refractory insulation. If you use these they can be simply taken off and moved, rather than vermiculite concrete that must broken up and disposed of.

            For good examples of temporary builds, visit the MHA website. For their annual meeting they always build wood fired ovens and heaters that are disassembled at the end of the week, and the materials stored for re-use. Scroll to the bottom of that (long) linked page for more examples.
            My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


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              Re: Barrowed idea : for encasement

              I found the dry stone wall association in Lexington , Ky on the web and facebook. I think i understand what you posted earlier . Thanks.