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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.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

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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  • Welcome to the building forum

    Welcome to our newest FB Forum category. This is a new forum focused on general building and construction questions. Please feel free to post questions on anything your are working on in your house -- from flooring materials to window installation.
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    Re: Welcome to the building forum


    i am going to buy a home in Florida and its have flat roof, some one told me that flats roofs are not as good as others
    Well, at least in Florida, you won't be expecting snow! So a flat (or at least one with a slight fall to run off rainwater), roof should cause no particular problem. Keep the gutters free from leaves and dirt and you should experience no problems at all. These roofs use minimum materials (usually galvanised iron or colorbond decking type steel and prove to be totally adequate in the right climatic zone.
    The only disadvantage that I can see with a flat roof is hat there is no storage space above your ceilings.

    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

    Neillís Pompeiii #1
    Neillís kitchen underway


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      Re: Welcome to the building forum

      Can you paint a cultured marble bathroom vanity top & how? Thanks ...‎


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        Re: Welcome to the building forum

        Is it possible for the average person to install cultured marble products?


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          Re: Welcome to the building forum

          I am looking for some solutions...


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            Re: Welcome to the building forum

            haily, I think you need to be asking these questions at a more specialized forum. Although this thread is titled general building and construction, this forum specializes in everything you need to know about constructing, using, and maintaining wood fired ovens. Although many members have a great knowledge of a vast array of construction projects, most folks here just share a love of wood fired ovens.

            All that said, I would not recommend painting any countertop regardless of the material in either a bath or kitchen. Paint just won't hold up to the abuse or moisture, not to mention possible adhesion problems if improperly prepared or primed. My other issue is aesthetics - painted counters, tiles, and bathtubs/showers look exactly like what they are (an inexpensive band aid to cover something unsightly) - a common practice here in FL by home flippers during the housing boom.
            Yes, the average handyperson can work with cultured marble. Bits and blades for cutting are readily available at any homecenter. The only issue would be any cut edges that are exposed. Cultured marble is a man made product consisting of resins, polymers, and limestone dust (basically fiberglass with stone dust). The glossy surface is achieved with a gel coat, just like a fiberglass boat. Finishing any cut edges of the counter so they match the factory finish is not something most people could achieve.
            Most cultured vanity tops come predrilled, precut, and prefinished so alterations are minimal. Exactly what are you trying to do?



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              Re: Welcome to the building forum

              Hello all

              Sorry if I am not posting at the right spot, can't figure out how to create a new thread.

              Platform built....4 inches of vermiculite/cement...rebar throughout and then 3 inches of high concrete as a bed for fire bricks.

              Oven is 24 by 36 all fire brick construction.

              My question....overbought thermal blanket and have enough Insulfrax to put down a whole foot over my dome.

              My ovens old style modeled on a Alan Scott build.,

              Do I need to cover my Insulfrax with any more insulation ?

              Can I just lay my stucco right over the thermal blanket..onto a stucco meshing.

              Much Thanks

              Salmi...Quebec Canada