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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.

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  • Crack in oven floor?

    I have just noticed a small crack running through one of my four floor sections in my oven. I have had over 10 fires on top of the intial curing fires.
    Is this serious, I have a good layer of vermiculite underneath so should not loose heat?

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: Crack in oven floor?

    I think you should be fine. Cracks in the dome can be a problem for structural reasons, but the floor is ok... so long as you don't catch the peel on it.

    At least that's what I would think. Any other opinions out there?
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

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    • #3
      Re: Crack in oven floor?

      That sounds right to me. Typically, floor cracks don't get larger very fast and you can grind a small lip -- if one develops.

      You should be fine.
      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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      • #4
        Re: Crack in oven floor?

        assuming the hearth has reinforcement, it should be fine.

        cracks, everybody's got em....
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        • #5
          Re: Crack in oven floor?

          Thanks for the advice, I thought it would be OK but when you see it for the first time panic sets in.

          Luckily the crack runs vertical so should be no issue with the peel.

          Thanks again
          Ryh
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          • #6
            Re: Crack in oven floor?

            Keep an eye on it (not that you couldn't), and let us know what it does.
            James
            Pizza Ovens
            Outdoor Fireplaces

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