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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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  • spanish project- newbie

    Hi have seen this oven at my local builders yard....as a chef I am really
    interested in installing it in my courtyard...but have no building experience at all ! has anybody got exp with this type of oven...?
    my questions are...to start with !!
    1. do I need to insulate the base, or can i simply build a couple of piers and stand this on top ?
    2. what do i need to add to the dome ? i don't want a fully enclosed roof type structure on it...is it possible just to render it or surround in brick ?
    3. what is the minimum recomended height for the flue/chimmney?
    hope you can point me in the right direction....
    thanks in advance for your help

  • #2
    Re: spanish project- newbie

    Welcome Carlos,
    The answers to all your questions and ones you haven't thought of are here. Insulation is important on your entire dome including the bottom. Yes you can have the shape of the dome without an enclosure, that's what I'm building. As far as the flue height mine is only 2 feet, but I'm sure you'll get much more informed responses from others on that subject.



    • #3
      Re: spanish project- newbie

      Is that the flue at the top of the dome? Might be a problem if it is.
      Yes, you absolutely need to insulate. Some of these pre-made domes come with insulation, but it doesn't look like there's much room in this case.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


      • #4
        Re: spanish project- newbie


        Where are you in Spain?

        Those ovens look pretty familiar.....
        I'd like to see one in action!

        sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!


        • #5
          Re: spanish project- newbie

          hey ! thanks for the speedy replies... much appreciated

          it seems i have a lot more research to do on this subject !

          Xabia Jim - was interested to see your post... comments re quality of
          these ovens in general - I have to say that my experience of many
          Spanish made products is that they are made to a price point and do
          not have the longevity when in use. btw took photo at a merchants in
          Coin, near Malaga

          thanks again, will continue to read this site with interest...



          • #6
            Re: spanish project- newbie

            Carlos, if you're handy and have the time, build one using the plans provided here for free.

            there are other ovens available here in Spain and you can look at some of my posts to see the one I put in....but I added insulation and would have done more if I'd found FB before hand.

            The one you posted is a bit suspect for materials and chimney design...read the posts here....there is a lot of good info.
            sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!