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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.
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- 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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    I am building a 42 inch pompeii. The sales dept at FB told me to purchase 3 FB boards for this sized oven. I cannot figure out how to orient them to make the oven fit. Anyone care to send me a sketch?
    Mike - Saginaw, MI

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    Re: using FB boards

    Put two side by side to make it 36 x 48. Put the third one down rotated 90 degrees. You may have to do some trimming to get the pieces you need to allow all the dome bricks to sit on the board. My board was a different size then the FB.

    Les...
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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    • #3
      Re: using FB boards

      Mfiore.

      Exactly as Les says. I startedmy oven at the front of the boards so I would have a nice clearn edge.

      I think you'll be happy that you got the boards - I know I was.

      Dick

      Thte boards is easy to cut - be sure to wear a mask.

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      • #4
        Re: using FB boards

        OK, now I'm still feeling a little dumb. Still can't make it work. A 42 inch oven with 4.5 inch walls is 51 inches across. I need to cut a three inch piece off the third to cover this. No matter how I arrange that third piece, it doesn't seem to make up for the difference. I think I need a fourth board.

        Dick,
        I re-looked at your thread. Your oven wasn't 42 inches, was it?
        Mike - Saginaw, MI

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        • #5
          Re: using FB boards

          Hi Mike,

          If you do need the fourth board, email me, and we will send it to you without a freight charge. I will also take a closer look at our "recommended FB board" web page, and make sure we are recommending the right number.

          Sorry about the hassle.
          James
          Pizza Ovens
          Outdoor Fireplaces

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          • #6
            Re: using FB boards

            Mike

            Duh, you're right mine was a 36... sorry about that. For some reason I thought i had to trim off more than I did...

            Dick

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            • #7
              Re: using FB boards

              Or... you might use something else of equal thickness under the walls and use the board you have for just under the floor - where you need it.

              dusty

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              • #8
                Re: using FB boards

                Here's how to make it work: arrange your three boards into a "T". you are going to nip off the corners of the upper tee to fill in the places where your oven overhangs. Measure in diagonally 5 3/8, and 9 3/8 from each upper corner, and draw and cut 45 degree lines at those points. The four offcuts will fill in the corners where your circle overhangs. PDF of drawing enclosed:
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                My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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                • #9
                  Re: using FB boards

                  I spoke with the folks at FB again, they think 4 boards is more appropriate for a 42 inch oven. I ordered one before seeing dmun's sketch.

                  dmun, thanks for the sketch. Your drawing sure beats me cutting pieces of graph paper! That looks like it would work, with quite a bit of cutting. Still, would save $70! (although I'm not confident I would have cut mine so precisely. Probably still would have splurged for the 4th board)

                  Perhaps James should send a sketch like that out with the boards he sells. thanks again, dmun. Hopefully it will help future builders.
                  Mike - Saginaw, MI

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