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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.
- 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.

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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    I have a question for location.
    I want to built the pompei next to the house so the opening face inside the room I have pick in case I cant explain myself well.
    Let me know what you think and if it is done before and how safe it is.
    I will be glad to answer question.
    Thank you

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    It sure could put a lot of smoke in the house...

    Where is the chimney going to go?
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      It's not specifically a problem, particularly if the house wall is concrete block. The chimney would go up next to the house wall, and you would have to figure out how it goes through the eve, or roof overhang. Ovens that are a part of the house need to have building permits, and your building inspector will have the final say on what is allowed.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


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        That picture gave me a thought.

        Has anyone thought through an oven with two openings one inside and one out?

        It would not be optimal performing, but with very good insulated doors seems like it could be done. I'm sure I'm glossing over the details.....

        My oven progress -


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          We installed a FB Casa oven so the opening is inside the kitchen. It's safe provided you do the insulation correctly. The only smoke we ever get in the house is when I start the oven and forget to crack open a window to get the draft going. (The chimney on the Casa is in the front.) Ours is different than what you've drawn because we enclosed the oven so you can't see it from the outside, but I don't see why it wouldn't work the way you drew it.

          The hearth area can get very hot and you also need to think about the flooring for a few feet in front of the oven.