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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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  • Through-the-wall design ?

    Hello everyone, new here and totally stoked (sorry) to build a WFO.
    Due to wanting to use it year-round, I am trying to come up with a through-the-wall design (I may be over-hyphenating). I imagine this would raise new insulation issues, how would it affect rough-sawn pine siding ?
    Should I strip the siding and replace w/ Hardie panel or the like ?
    Should I remove the existing 2x6 studs a replace w/ steel studs ?
    Should I replace the existing blown-in cellulose insulation w/vermic. or fiberglass ?
    I am only just beginning to work out the logistics of this project, still getting the eye-roll from the wife
    I am a carpenter, with some masonry exp.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks in advance Jason

  • #2
    Re: Through-the-wall design ?

    Anybody, ... Bueller?


    • #3
      Re: Through-the-wall design ?

      First and foremost in my opinion, any oven that is built into your home (or any other structure for that matter), will need a precise set of plans, permits, and most importantly - meet national firecode standards. This is entirely different from what those of us have built in our backyards. A good place to start would be your local building dept. to find out just how detailed they want your plans and such, then brush up on national fire code (your local fire chief or fire marshal could be quite helpful).

      hopefully dmun (one of this forum's most knowledgeable) will jump in. He actually built an indoor fireplace/outdoor WFO with a chimney over 2 stories high......he will certainly have the most answers.


      • #4
        Re: Through-the-wall design ?

        Based on how much we use our oven I can see where it could be nice to have indoor access. Here in North Carolina - not so much to use the oven outdoors all year round. But when I lived in Michigan - I can see where the indoor oven would have major benefits.

        An indoor oven will need to be engineered similarly to a fireplace and local codes (or more safety) ahered to. Sounds like fun. Take pics for us!

        My oven progress -