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  • Flat roof or total dome

    I have just read somewhere that the perfect oven has a flat roof which only curves on the edge into the wall as opposed to a semi circle type. Is this true?

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    Re: Flat roof or total dome

    That is a very touchy subject around here as most people have pretty standard Pompei ovens with hemispherical domes and love them. That said the traditional shape of a pizza oven is a low flat dome. A cast oven like you are planning eliminates the main issues builders have with flat domes from brick...they are harder to build and need horizontal re-enforcement to make them structurally strong.

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    • #3
      Re: Flat roof or total dome

      Yes I have just found on this site that the best dome height is 40.3% of the diameter which would make it somewhat flat. My brick oven was a semi circle and cooked a treat, i guess it is all too easy to get anal about all these dimensions and percentages. But I want to get it just right, thanks again

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      • #4
        Re: Flat roof or total dome

        You might want to look at this post. I've recently done some calculations and think they demonstrate that the radiant energy from a flatter dome is somewhat more even on the floor but only minimally so.

        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/9/ma...tml#post107059
        My oven build: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/m...and-13300.html

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        • #5
          Re: Flat roof or total dome

          The world is full of flat roof pizza ovens. Stroll down to the corner, to that shop that says "pizza". Flat as a pancake.

          We want something a little better.
          My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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          • #6
            Re: Flat roof or total dome

            Realistically, unitized masonry ovens are built in a dome shape because that is the best shape with which to build them. If the oven is not a compression structure, then that part of the design doesn't really matter that much, or all kitchen ovens would be round and domed, low or otherwise, I would presume.

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            • #7
              Re: Flat roof or total dome

              Originally posted by dmun View Post
              Flat as a pancake.
              Pizza surely?
              The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

              My Build.

              Books.

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