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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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    Hi, my name is Jeff. I'm head baker at Bigwood bread in ketchum, Idaho. We have an old oven that I think was converted from wood to gas via an aftermarket burner, thermostat, ignitor system. We have a new burner assembly for the next time it dies but we often have problems with i think the ignitor. It seems to be associated with the weather. The only marking on the oven is a small plate that reads "Thionville France" What can I do to keep this thing from going down every few months. Here is a pic

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    Re: Artisan baker

    That's a whole different beast than what we tend to deal with here - I'm not sure if anyone's going to have an answer for you ...

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      Re: Artisan baker

      Jeff,

      A couple of questions; does it have a continuous pilot light (old school), pizeo electric igniter, or a heating element? Once it does fire up, are there problems with it maintaining heat? The unit looks solid - I'm sure it can be saved. I see you are in sin valley - is that close to Sun Valley? :-)

      Les...
      Last edited by Les; 04-11-2009, 08:00 PM.
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        Re: Artisan baker

        It has an electric ignitor, I think it's Honeywell. Sometimes when it's rainy or stormy it doesn't fire or if the all the windows are closed it doesn't fire as strong. The black on the hearth is where it caught fire when all the windows were closed and the exhaust ran was on and it pulled the flame outwards back onto itself. What a day that was! I'm in Sun Valley and not too good a typer. Some nice ovens on this site that's for sure. One day we'll build a new bakery and get a new oven. for now, this one stays.

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        • #5
          Re: Artisan baker

          Sounds like a venting problem.

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