web analytics
how hot does the roof get in a gabled style oven? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse

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!

Forno Bravo
See more
See less

how hot does the roof get in a gabled style oven?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • how hot does the roof get in a gabled style oven?

    I am planning to make a gabled house style structure over my oven, and i'm wondering how how much heat is transferred through the insulative layer around the oven. i'd like to make a sod roof, but this obviously wouldn't work if the roof heated up too much. has anybody any idea?
    -Paul
    overdo it or don't do it at all!

    My 2005 pompeii build

  • #2
    Mine does not exceed the environmental temps (e.g. temp of the ambient air). Also, the only part of the housing overall that gets even warm to the touch (from the oven not the air) is part of the wall directly in front of the chimney. The Durock I used to sheath it has no problem with that temp (might hit 100-110F max -- it's not enough to burn my hand).

    Jim

    Comment


    • #3
      BTW, here's a pic of my almost done oven -- just need the decorative archway brickwork.

      Jim

      Comment


      • #4
        thanks! i really want to try the living roof idea. your oven looks great. by the way.
        -Paul
        overdo it or don't do it at all!

        My 2005 pompeii build

        Comment


        • #5
          so do you think it would be safe to use wood to flash the gables on the roof? i will frame everything in metal, of course, but to do the sod roof, i will have to make a curb around the roof, for the soil and sod to sit inside of on the roof, and wood would make the best option. bad idea? might work???
          -Paul
          overdo it or don't do it at all!

          My 2005 pompeii build

          Comment


          • #6
            Good idea. Ought to work fine. Cedar would be nice although pressure treated would do the same job.

            Comment


            • #7
              How the hell are you going to do a 360 on a G+S off the top of a Sod Roof?(O.K. On a Burton in December maybe.............)

              Comment


              • #8
                no problem at all...the skatepark is UNDER the hearth. though those "curbs" on the roof are tempting. maybe i'll just stick to skating other people's empty swimming pools instead of my own oven, thanks for the advice....
                -Paul
                overdo it or don't do it at all!

                My 2005 pompeii build

                Comment

                Working...
                X