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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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  • Door Stuck!

    I have to post this in the Newbie forum.

    Finished the final coat on the render - all looks good. Took pictures, posted them in the pictures forum and then...

    Tried to remove the door and I have not left enough gap to get it out

    So it's out with the angle grinder and try and make the grinded (gound?) area not look so obvious.

    Thinking I might paint the entry way and chimney with high temp black paint. The entry will go black with soot so I may as well make it consistant.

    No pizza today total fie ban in place due to high risk of bush fires.

  • #2
    Re: Door Stuck!

    You could get the door in but not out? Did you put it in after the oven was hot? Perhaps after cooling, the oven cooled and locked in the door as the brickwork cooled?

    Mine is a tight fit. Sometimes, it's just a matter of getting the tip angle right to get it out. I think I'd pass on the paint - A few fires after grinding, your work should dissappear.
    GJBingham
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    Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

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    • #3
      Re: Door Stuck!

      That's wierd. Theoretically the metal door has a higher co-efficient of expansion than the masonry, so the door would shrink more on cooling than the arch.
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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      • #4
        Re: Door Stuck!

        Hey talisker. Did you get that door out yet?
        GJBingham
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        Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

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        • #5
          Re: Door Stuck!

          Flamin doors, eh.
          Why can't we simply post a sign - NO HEAT PAST THIS POINT.
          My door thought it was Boss, until I realised that simultaneous crossing of eyes and toes (picture that, eh), would break the evil spell.

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          • #6
            Re: Door Stuck!

            Actually it was "user error" I simply put too much render on the inside of the arch and made the hole just a bit too small to get the damn thing out!

            1/4 inch of grinding and it now works like a charm.

            Nothing to do with expansion - but now that you mention it I wonder if it will get stuck when I next fire the oven...

            How much would a sheet metal door expand??

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