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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.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

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.

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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    After lurking and a few dumb questions I am now ready to start what I hope ends up being a WFO as nice as the ones I have seen on the forum. Since I am retired and in the final stages of haing a house built I have no real interest in the manual labor it takes to build an oven. I have found a "contractor" that has built ovens before and is willing to make adjustments to the build. Also he thinks he can finish in 15 days which probably means 30 but much quicker than I could do.

    My house contractor is pouring the slab on Monday, since I am never sure what kind of quality I get here my slab will be 25 cm (10") thick with rebar in the area of the oven....corner build.

    The pic below is of the forms, note that they are not exact, the tile guy will finish to the correct size...that's the way it is. If too large they cut to size. They love to put concrete in and then drill, chop and cut a few days later. Labor is cheap.

    I will post pics and any comments will be appreciated. BTW the actual hearth and oven build will not start until March 15th.

    Cheers,
    Mike
    Last edited by mmissler; 02-22-2014, 05:04 AM.

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    Hi Mike - Sounds like there are some interesting local building techniques there. I am sure that if you know what you want and how you want it done then you will get a good outcome.

    Look forward to following the progress of your build.

    Good luck with it all.
    Cheers ......... Steve

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      Interesting is the keyword, almost everything here is built with concrete so it should be ok. My foreman on the job thinks I am a little crazy for a slab this thick. I also have received my inusaltion and I will have 4" ceramic in the floor with 5-6" blanket around the dome....a little overkill but after reading the forum I am not taking the insulation lightly.

      My slab is thicker than the one they laid for my wife's sala, pic of almost finished sala below. Sorry for the sideways pic, not sure how to remedy this.

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        Re: Build in Thailand

        Just noticed your an Aussie in Queensland, my first trip tp Australia was to Cairns/Port Douglas....one of the best places I have ever visited.

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        • #5
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          Foundation poured.

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          • #6
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            View from Dining area.

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