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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

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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  • stucco thickness for smallest possible stand

    Hi. I'm planning my stand size and want it to be as small as possible for a 36" oven. I'm going to make a stucco igloo. Can anyone fill in any of these question marks for me?

    oven exterior: 45"
    insulation: 6" (3" on each side)
    stucco: ? (the book adds 8" for enclosure walls which I am not going to do)
    total: ?

    oven exterior: 45"
    insulation: 6"
    stucco in the back: ? (presumably half of the width of the stucco)
    vent landing: 6"
    oven landing; ? (book says 12" but what is the smallest practical landing.)

    I have a granite counter that I am going to use somewhere beside the stand, so I might not need a full 12" oven landing.

    Many thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Re: stucco thickness for smallest possible stand

    If you are starved for space you don't need any oven landing, but if you have a decorative archthe thickness of that needs to be included.
    A 1" stucco thickness done in two layers is plenty.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.


    • #3
      Re: stucco thickness for smallest possible stand

      Really? That helps a lot. Thanks so much. Anyone second that notion of a 1 inch thick stucco covering?


      • #4
        Re: stucco thickness for smallest possible stand

        Because I was trying to save weight I went as thin as 10mm for the outer shell on my mobile oven. Add some chicken wire or reinforcing fibres to the layer for strength.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.