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Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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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    Hello everyone, I have ben looking at this site for some time and doing my home work and there are some great looking ovens I have seen and nice worke to all of you. I decided to do a 36" low dome Pompei being I am tight for space, I plan to start next week with the stand and possiblly move to the actual oven this all depends on the weather I am hoping to get it done in time for easter. so far I am pritty comfortable with every thing as I do have a back ground in construction, just a little puzzeled with the flue and the oven opening, most of the pictures ive seen realy dont show a good profile,if there is one out there please let me know.I think i am going to do an arched opening and make a manuel insulated door,what are some thoughts on that.
    Iwill keep every one posted as I progress. Thanks Ronnie

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    Welcome aboard. I have to agree that the vent section of the plans is the weakest part. We should do something about that. One of the trick parts is that there are a number of different ways to tackle the vent, all of which work well, and are widely done.

    I know that Luis has some good demonstrative photos of his design.

    If anyone wants to send me photos of their vent construction process, I will sign up to re-work the instructions.
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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      Captain

      Thanks for the quik reply I will document all my steps going foward and will probobley study each before doing it to make sure its rite. there is a saying in carpentry measure twice cut once.
      thanks again

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        Originally posted by captain
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        "just a little puzzeled with the flue and the oven opening, most of the pictures ive seen realy dont show a good profile,if there is one out there please let me know.I think i am going to do an arched opening and make a manuel insulated door,what are some thoughts on that.
        Iwill keep every one posted as I progress. Thanks Ronnie
        "

        (M) Hi, Ronie,

        (M) I'm not sure what you mean by "a good profile" but if you click on the following URL you'll see about 90 chronologically arranged photos.

        (M) Toward the end of the images are a few of how I handled the flue (aspirin and drank lots of water) as well as my prototype manual "insulated door" (air space that could have been filled with insulation)

        (M) There are several builders who have great photos of their chimney build and I agree with James that those of Luis Arrevalo ( arevalo53anos Senior Member) are among the best.

        (M) Here are mine for whatever they're worth to you. But you need to check with me if you use any of my unconventional methods as I made lots of errors, but I also have some good "work around" ideas.


        http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a318/marceld/

        Ciao,

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

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