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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.

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.

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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  • chimney

    Hi all
    I have a couple of questions. I just finished my dome and how long should I keep it damp?
    Iíll be installing a clay chimney and was wondering about attaching it to the oven. Do you cement it in place, or leave it freestanding?


  • #2
    Re: chimney

    I will be intrested in some of the answers here too since I am also going clay with my chimmey.

    What I was planning on doing was to cement it in place on the entry way tunnel but on the inner arch was going to let it "float". Its the same for my entry tunnel, I did not mortar it to the inner arch but let it "float". I did not put a gap between the two, which maybe a mistake, but I did not mortar the two structures together .....yet.

    The only clay chimmey(s) I could find were rectangles 13" x 13" that I purchased from Boral brick, which I will be cutting and re-glueing, and I also was given a 6" dia clay pipe that I decided not to use since I needed at least 8" dia.
    How big is yours?

    Last edited by gdest; 07-07-2010, 09:28 AM. Reason: Added name


    • #3
      Re: chimney

      thanks for your help


      • #4
        Re: chimney

        I mortared mine in place with the same homemade hi-temp mortar I used for the rest of the dome. It's held up fine through the dozen or so firings since I built it last year. I built a tall sloped vent transition from the arch to the chimney to mount the tile, which seems to help the draw.

        My oven build is finally complete!