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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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    Today I finally got ready for pouring the footings - which I'll leave until next year (next week)...

    Attached a shot of the round footing arrangement, with twin pieces of steel mesh in position at the top and bottom position. I plan to have a slab thickness of 125 mm. (Engineers: pls yell if there's something seriously amiss that I can correct before the pour!)

    Have a brilliant New Year!

    Carioca
    "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"

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    Re: getting closer... Looks top notch!

    (M) Hi, Carioca,

    (M) I'm no engineer but I can see from your professional work that your foundation slab will be very strong if your concrete mixture has enough cement. The 125 mm converts to just shy of 5 inches and should be ample, particularly in view of the generous use of re-bar.

    (M) There is at least one builder on this forum who also constructed a circular footprint for the hearth stand, Chad, AKA janprimus :

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ht=round+stand

    (M) Also, "sailfish" at

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/t...+oven#post3094

    (M) Now if you can build the rest of the oven to such high standards you'll be the envy of the round slab group!

    Ciao,

    Marcel
    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, ...
    but no simpler!" (Albert Einstein)

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    • #3
      Re: getting closer...

      (M) Here is one more from Simone:

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...imone#post1454

      Ciao,

      Marcel
      "Everything should be made as simple as possible, ...
      but no simpler!" (Albert Einstein)

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      • #4
        Re: getting closer...

        I'm not an engineer either but since I am in construction I have poured more than a few engineered slabs. That fine web of rebar looks more than strong enough for a brick oven and could probably be used as a helicopter pad in an emergency Great work imo!

        Cheers from the chilly north, Versachi
        "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A. Edison

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        • #5
          Re: getting closer...

          Thanks guys for the encouragement! Marcel, I've looked at your 'reference sites' and am pleased to know I'm not the odd one out with a round slab...

          Versachi, I don't know about the helipad - but I checked with our council what their policy was on barbecues. Turns out I can build one without planning permission or reference to them subject to certain distance (from boundaries) and height conditions; so Il forno del gallo chi canta is officially a 'barbeque'!

          I guess I'll have to cook the occasional suckling pig in it to maintain this claim :-)

          Cheers!

          Carioca
          "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"

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