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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.
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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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  • kit vs built?

    We live in SW Va (near Roanoke) and want to put in a pizza/bread oven. So far we haven't found a mason who's done this. We found one who used a kit.

    Could the person who built the footer and box and flue for our fireplace build a pizza oven or is the learning curve too steep?

    What is the cost difference between making your own and using a kit? Is there an advantage other than cost on either method?

    There are so many considerations, it's a confusing.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: kit vs built?

    If you are not into building it yourself, I would go with a kit - with your oversight a mason should have no problem putting one together - but read the directions and communicate with them regularly.

    -P

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    • #3
      Re: kit vs built?

      "Is there an advantage other than cost on either method?"

      Either will provide a good oven.

      The kit method is faster but more expensive. The brick build is often the choice for the do-it-yourself type who enjoys building and learning new skills.

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      • #4
        Re: kit vs built?

        I am also in SW Virgina. Check out your private messages. Be sure to check out the section on my WFO.

        I would think that if your not a do it yourself person and needed to hire a mason I would guess the price would work out the same.

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