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Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

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  • Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

    My husband and I recently bought an old colonial home built c. 1760. There are 7 fireplaces but the one in our (now) dining room would have been the original kitchen. There is a large cooking hearth and much to my delight a beehive oven! The new lining of the chimney should be completed on Saturday and I'd like to try it out on Sunday - Any advice for an old oven like this?

    The door is a little over a foot wide and the oven goes back about 3 feet there is a black cast iron door

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    Re: Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

    Fire it very slowly to begin, it should be fine, though.


    • #3
      Re: Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

      I have restored several of those when I lived in New England and would love to see pictures of yours.
      Old World Stone & Garden

      Current WFO build - Dry Stone Base & Gothic Vault

      When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
      John Ruskin


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        Re: Newbie with Old Colonial Oven

        I don't have the greatest photos but I'll try to take some nicer ones this weekend
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