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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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  • Hello from pakistan

    Hi guys, I am in the process of rebuilding my current pizza oven as it was built all wrong by the contractor. I need to work out the size of flue for the ovenl is there a formula for this.

    My oven is a rectangular one. The builder did not put any insulation and the oven gets very hot on the outside.. Plus he put a vent right in the centre of the oven on the roof, so I lose a lot of heat.

    Can someone please advise on how I can calculate the size of flue I need.



  • #2

    The rule of thumb I used was to have a flu area at least 10% of the area of the door opening. A little more might be better, and the height of the flu has a BIG effect on the draw.

    Last edited by Lburou; 06-12-2011, 08:06 AM.
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    • #3
      Re: Hello from pakistan

      An eight inch flue over the entry of the oven is sufficient for most ovens.

      If you don't have insulation over your oven, you probably don't have any under it either. This may prove to be a chronic problem. I wish this was the first time we had heard about an "expert" building an oven without insulation and the flue in the wrong place.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
        Re: Hello from pakistan

        Thanks guys, I am putting in a 8 inch wide 17inch long flue, hope it works.