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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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- 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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  • Rosa from Orlando

    Hello, my husband is starting to construct a wood fire oven. We are tryng to gather as much information as we can, because we don't want to make many mistakes and then regretted.This forum has fantastic information. Right now we are trying to figure out how much perlite and cement to use for a 42" oven size. Over here is very difficult to find the perlite and they only sell small bags. We know the ratio 5:1 but I want to know approximately how much of perlite and cement to use for that size. Also I am confused about how to insulate the dome. Do we have to cover the firebricks with the vermiculate/concrete mix alone or do we need to use the vemiculite/ concrete and some other insulating material.

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    Re: Rosa from Orlando

    Welcome to the forum Rosa. I also did a 42 inch oven (in process). If you look at the larger nursery places, you will probably find the 4 cubic foot bags of perlite or vermiculite. A 94 lb bag of portland cement is 1 cubic foot. If I remember right a 5-6 inch vermicrete took about 1 3/4 bags of vermiculite and just over one bag of portland. Once the dome is done, you will use a ceramic blanket (3 layers of 1 inch thick typicaly)to insulate the outer dome. Hope this helps and welcome again.
    Leigh

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      Re: Rosa from Orlando

      Originally posted by tigrena69 View Post
      Hello, my husband is starting to construct a wood fire oven. We are tryng to gather as much information as we can, because we don't want to make many mistakes and then regretted.This forum has fantastic information. Right now we are trying to figure out how much perlite and cement to use for a 42" oven size. Over here is very difficult to find the perlite and they only sell small bags. We know the ratio 5:1 but I want to know approximately how much of perlite and cement to use for that size. Also I am confused about how to insulate the dome. Do we have to cover the firebricks with the vermiculate/concrete mix alone or do we need to use the vemiculite/ concrete and some other insulating material.
      Hello Rosa,
      My name is Floyd, I live in the Orlando area also and have just started to build my own 42 inch oven. Just finishing the stand so I have many questions too. It sounds like you are a little ahead of me on your project. Would you like to share ideas and resources for materials etc since we are in the same area?

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        Re: Rosa from Orlando

        Thank you so much, your information was very helpful.

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          Re: Rosa from Orlando

          Hello,

          Where are you buying your firebrick? I'm in S. FL and cannot find a distributor.

          Thanks.

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            Re: Rosa from Orlando

            Originally posted by Mountainman View Post
            Hello Rosa,
            My name is Floyd, I live in the Orlando area also and have just started to build my own 42 inch oven. Just finishing the stand so I have many questions too. It sounds like you are a little ahead of me on your project. Would you like to share ideas and resources for materials etc since we are in the same area?
            We finished the stand and the concrete base for the dome. My husband is working on his spare time, so we are not going as fast as we would like, but of course we'll share information.

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              Re: Rosa from Orlando

              Originally posted by nancy View Post
              Hello,

              Where are you buying your firebrick? I'm in S. FL and cannot find a distributor.

              Thanks.
              We bought our firebrick in a place call smokey valley stone in Clermont, Fl. I hope it hepls.

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