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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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  • First Timer!!!

    So a friend and I needed a new adventure and we thought hey let's build an outdoor pizza oven. We are finding that the conceptual aspects were a lot easier than the technical aspects. LOL

    So far we have dug out our footers and poured a 4" thick foundation. The footer is 6' X 5' and about 20" deep. The thought here was to get under the frost line and build it up to ground level (and the rest of the base) using cinder blocks.

    We intend on using another slab about 40" (5 blocks High) to then place the oven on. We were looking to have about an 4" overhang for that slab, but not sure how to accomplish that? We thought about pouring into 2 or 4 forms then setting it on top, but that slab has to weigh a ton... The second idea was to build a form on the top using 2X4's and some masonary screws to hold the removable form extended over the edges of the base (I know that is probably hard to visualize).

    If anyone has any tips or thoughts from your own experiences I would love to hear them.


    Thanks.

  • #2
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    Just build your form 4" bigger than your stand, then screw a piece of plywood at the bottom of the extension. Place a few 2x4s under for support and your good to go. At least that's what I did.

    Mark

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    • #3
      Re: First Timer!!!

      Welcome! Good luck with your build, and post some pictures if you can!
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      Oven-building thread

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      • #4
        Re: First Timer!!!

        That is kind of what I was thinking, did you use 3/4 inch plywood for the form.


        Originally posted by exceloven View Post
        Just build your form 4" bigger than your stand, then screw a piece of plywood at the bottom of the extension. Place a few 2x4s under for support and your good to go. At least that's what I did.

        Mark

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        • #5
          Re: First Timer!!!

          Yes, I did use 3/4" ply. If you have use it, if not I'm sure 1/2" would work since its only a 4" span and you'll have 2x4s under it for support. Good luck!

          Mark

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          • #6
            Re: First Timer!!!

            Thanks for the info my friend.

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