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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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    After collecting info for two months, I've finally started. I feel like Nikki, having built my oven a dozen times in my head. It does seem that since I don't have plans, I am changing as I go. Two weekends ago I poured the slab and this Saturday we built the hearth. As you can see from the pix I had to build into a slope, and the decomposed granite has not yet decomposed. Thanks to all (especially Les) for your help so far, and I'm sure I will have a lot more questions.

    Mark

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    Re: I'm in!

    Hooray, it's begun! The stand alredy looks marvelous and finished. It's going to look really great nestled into the hillside as well. Is that a seating area I see to the right of the oven?
    Nikki

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    • #3
      Re: I'm in!

      Thanks Nikki. Yea it is a seating area around the firepit. I will post pix of it later, right now its covered in my extra block. I have been following your build, looks great and I am really jealous at your speed. I have a few other projects going so mine will be slow I'm afraid.

      Mark

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      • #4
        Re: I'm in!

        Originally posted by exceloven View Post
        I had to build into a slope, and the decomposed granite has not yet decomposed.
        That does not sound like fun Are those scrape marks from your Pick? The good news - that puppy isn't going anywhere!

        Les...
        Last edited by Les; 12-01-2008, 03:40 PM.
        Check out my pictures here:
        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

        If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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        • #5
          Re: I'm in!

          Hey Les,
          Those are jackhammer scrapes. A pick would just bounce off. It horrible stuff to work with, but you are right its not going anywhere. Thanks for the reply.
          Mark

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          • #6
            Re: I'm in!

            Looks like you're off to a great start!
            - Daren
            Picasa web album
            Oven-building thread

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            • #7
              Re: I'm in!

              Nice looking stand!! You have a great start.
              Ken H. - Kentucky
              42" Pompeii

              Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

              Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
              Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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              • #8
                Re: I'm in!

                Thanks Ken, I have alot of your pix bookmarked for reference. You and Les have set the bar very high for quality standards. I hope to get close!

                Mark

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                • #9
                  Re: I'm in!

                  This looks very interesting. Do you know how you're going to incorporate the oven in the hillside, or is that still part of the ongoing planning?

                  The situation you have there reminds me a bit of an oven that was going to be covered with earth and have plants growing on top - don't think there were ever any pics of the finished oven though. I thought the idea was cool though.
                  "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: I'm in!

                    It looks great Mark! Very nice work. Your granite may have been a pain to jackhammer out, but WOW what a base for an oven I am trying to figure out how to build on black Texas clay without it someday sinking or floating away

                    Great start and look forward to watching the rest of the build.

                    Travis

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                    • #11
                      Re: I'm in!

                      Frances, thanks for the reply. I'm not sure how I am going to deal with the back of the oven. Right now I'm thinking of possibly putting a few rows of block to act as a retaining wall in the back and tile it in front for a backsplash look. I am going to move my build thread to the Pompeii section unders "Mark's WFO. Thanks to all for the comments and help so far.

                      Mark

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