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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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  • location

    Assuming all safety features are added (spark arrester, etc.) how close to my house can I place the oven?

  • #2
    Re: location

    Since you can put one inside the house, you can put it right next to the house. You may have to retrofit the location to conform to local codes for fireplaces, though.


    • #3
      Re: location

      Originally posted by Marcello View Post
      Assuming all safety features are added (spark arrester, etc.) how close to my house can I place the oven?
      Our fire department told me it had to be 10 foot from anything combustible (thats pretty vague since the wood you are burning is combustible). But after 10 foot I didn't have to worry about height of roof tops. Thats huge in regard to the flu height
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      • #4
        Re: location

        National fire code requires the chimney height be 2' higher than any structure or any portion of said structure within 10'.

        For me personally, that included my pool screen enclosure as it is attached to my house and the screening material is combustable.

        Local codes will vary (as in my case), but will be based on the 2 within 10 rule.



        • #5
          Re: location

          Check local codes. You can usually do this online but best is to contact your local building department and explain what you are planning (and get a permit if required).

          This is important. Building a non conforming structure can void your house insurance if anything goes wrong.