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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.

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    I used craigslist to find the foundation block. just searched free and building materials sections found cheap or free block listed in both places. i ended up with 10 inch block instead of 8 but they were free. after getting the foundation build i didnt like the look of bare concrete block. looking into brick and stone veneers that locally averaged 8 - 10 dollars per square foot through home improvement centers i realized that the property around where im building the oven had a lot of shale and loose rock laying around that fell off of a hillside. using cement I attached the loose shale to the foundation. i'll post pics on here in the near future. hope this helps someone.

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    Originally posted by ChurchBuilder1 View Post
    I used craigslist to find the foundation block. just searched free and building materials sections found cheap or free block listed in both places. i ended up with 10 inch block instead of 8 but they were free. after getting the foundation build i didnt like the look of bare concrete block. looking into brick and stone veneers that locally averaged 8 - 10 dollars per square foot through home improvement centers i realized that the property around where im building the oven had a lot of shale and loose rock laying around that fell off of a hillside. using cement I attached the loose shale to the foundation. i'll post pics on here in the near future. hope this helps someone.
    When the materials are roughly equivalent to the pompeii WFO design specs, I'm all for free and local materials
    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

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