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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
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- 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.
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My guess is that anything that involves plumbing and electricity will need a building permit. A simple freestanding brick oven can pass as a masonry barbecue, but an outdoor kitchen will need formalities.
Building anything without a permit can bring on problems with insurance, and resale of the property. You're always safer to get a building permit.
If you speak with someone in the building department informally, and they say "sure, go ahead" be sure to make careful notes of who you spoke to and when. It could save problems later on.
My knowledge of Calagary building bylaws suggest that you will not need a permit.
Having said that, I strongly suggest that you visit your local building department and talk with them. Both for the reasons Dmun outlines and for specific information with respect to setbacks from property lines and buildings.
I've seen 3m quoted as the distance from anything combustible. Seems a little excessive to me! Although I suppose if the back of the oven is 1m from the property line & the oven is 6' deep then its alright, but I don't think I'll build one that big...