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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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  • Angle Iron size

    I'm building the hearth stand as per the instructions for a Pompeii. I cannot find 3/8" 2x2 angle iron long enough to span the opening? The local home depot and Lowes have 1/8". There are 3/36", but only 48 inches long. Is the 1/8 inch thick enough if I put extra rebar in supporting hearth?
    Mike - Saginaw, MI

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    I would keep looking - seems a little thin to me. The iron is supporting your opening block and the weight of the hearth (in that area). Have you tried the masonry yards? They usually carry steel as well.

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      Re: Angle Iron size

      Hey Mike, I had the same problem! Here's the thread I started on the topic; you might find some good ideas in there:

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      I found some at the salvage yard, but maybe a local welder or metal fabricator would sell you some?
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      • #4
        Re: Angle Iron size

        I think I got mine from the local brick yard. I think I had to get 1/2 instead of 3/8 but it works.

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