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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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Burner Tech Support

Forno Bravo has implemented an on line resource for our Commercial Customers to easily access technical information on their ovens.

Included in this section are the following items:

Type 1 Hood Design

FAQ for Burner Support

Wiring Diagram for your control box

Manuals for many of the component parts

Factory Settings for the Omega Control module

Recommended Spare Parts list

Just follow the link below and you can get their. Of course, you can always call in for support during our normal business hours or create a ticket through our on line support email.


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  • Built on-site, or delivered complete??????

    Guys, I am getting nearer my goals for the restaurant expansion.

    I like the idea of getting a completed ready to cook oven, but then I started looking at knocked-down versions of the oven model I want. And for a substantial cost reduction. BUT!!

    Do I trust a local mason to assemble it onsite? will I recognize any substantial cost reductions by going that way? I am already looking at taking out a wall to get an assembled unit in my kitchen along with my BBQ pit.

    I am meeting with the state building inspector on the 22nd, and my health department rep too, along with county/city zoning guys. Basically I will be having a bureaucratic bash at my new location to see what I can & cannot do.

    And the kitchen planning is going to be the easy part!! I have restrooms I need to move, and keep them ADA complaint too.

    I am at $60K in equipment costs alone, I may see substantial cost reduction by getting as much used equipment as I can, and doing as much labor by myself as I can too, except for the licensed guy need to do their work.

    Any opinions would be seen as very helpful, thank you.

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    Re: Built on-site, or delivered complete??????

    I would assume you are checking restaurant auctions and Craigslist on a regular basis. Sometimes amazing deals can be had simply because the market for the stuff is low and the stuff has to go out the door regardless of what it brings. There's always the stories one hears and most often the is some credibility to them, the trick is to be at the right place at the right time.

    As for the rest like knocking down a wall to get stuff in or out, been there done that. I've found it easier to take out a window and remove the section of wall below or completely remove door w/ casing etc. than to create an opening on a blank wall. Lots easier to put back together and look ok. I've moved a couple of larger printing presses 4-5 tons where the building was either built around or modified after the presses were in place. Pipes and rollers work wonders and for up to 5000 lbs a pallet jack is a worthy tool to have.

    As for the rest if you can find a competent mason and not someone who will say "Yes, I can do that." simply because he's needing the work you shouldn't be much at risk. It isn't rocket science but better if you're not paying for someone's OJT.

    This probably isn't much help but at least you know someone is listening...keep us posted and photos are always welcomed.