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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.
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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!
I have a Casa 100 which I installed "corner style" even though it is free standing and not in a corner. I think you have done a lovely job and it will look great finished the same as the wall. You may want to put a few of the lovely stones like you have at the base. That would add some texture to your structure without "sticking out" too much. Good luck and enjoy!
Looking good! I like the curved entry into the wood storage (framing that with hardibacker was smart), the oven entry arch is sweet, and I can see that you are fully framing in the steel chimney. Nice.
I can see that you are fully framing in the steel chimney. Nice.
Yeah, though practical, I really hate the look of steel chimney.
I was a bit concerned about how it would draw with the cap enclosed like that. But the initial curing fires showed absolutely no issues -- draws amazingly well.
This kind of design does require lots of small and non-square concrete board cuts. The top of the chimney is lined both inside and out. And the "floor" of the inner enclosure slants back to a slot in the rear of the chimney so rainwater and debris can flow out onto the roof. You can see in the 3rd photo that I've already lined the interior of the chimney and if you look close you can see the sloped floor.
I'm starting to pay the price of a design with lots of angles
A design with a lot of angles indeed! But the work your doing looks just great.
Got me thinking ahead about what I am going to do with the top of my octagonal oven when the time comes I have no experience with metal framing materials, but every time I see pictues of folks using them they look really cool and maybe not too difficult to work with!
Getting to the home stretch -- concrete board and a first coat of stucco.
I'll be painting the stucco with elastomeric paint to match the wall, but since it needs to cure for a month before painting, I added some color to the stucco so I don't have to look at a big grey blob for the next 4 weeks.
Close observers will notice that I ran out of stucco with about one square foot to go. I wasn't aiming for that faux aged look I'll clean that up on the next coat.
I'm looking around now for an interesting medallion to mount on the front of the chimney. Lots of choices in cast "stone" and metal, but none seem quite right. Also plan a plank door for the wood storage area (sort of a miniture version of the plank garden gates in the stucco wall).