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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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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  • Planning

    Hi Guys,

    Using a rainy Sunday afternoon listing to the football to plan out the build for a new pizza oven on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I have some drainage issues to resolve, however once that is out of the way then plan is to get the slab down by the end of winter.

    Current thinking is a slab of 2100*2500ml, this allows for 5*6 besser blocks with an extra 50ml around the slab for sandstone cladding (yet to confirm the cladding that will be used, this will obviously define the final size of the slab).

    Due to the size of the slab and the weight it will be holding I am planing on the slab being 150ml deep with beam footings at 300*300ml around the outside of the slab and dissecting the across slab at the middle of the edges to make a cross pattern (besser block runs will be built on these). The whole thing will have box reinforcement which I have to admit I have not made since I was slave labour for my father but I am sure it will come back to me once the pressure to perform is on.

    While it does not have to be a bomb shelter, does this plan sound acceptable from a strength perspective, given the base will be 6 runs high and then all the fun starts on top of that?

    Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.