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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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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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  • Fitting arch to dome

    We've put our Ristorante 130 together and are about to apply the mortar to the joints.

    The arch fits in a way that there is a large gap between the oven floor and the landing.

    Which is better:

    Fill the large gap with mortar?

    or

    Grind down the back of the arch to get a better fit?

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    Re: Fitting arch to dome

    Perhaps the oven was designed this way by the manufacturer. I've done a similar thing with mine to isolate the arch from the inner parts of the oven to reduce heat conduction to the uninsulated arch. I use vermicrete. You should ask the manufacturer of the oven.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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    • #3
      Re: Fitting arch to dome

      Thanks, David-

      your explanation does make sense. I talked to somebody over at Forno Bravo. I'm going to send him pictures of the oven.

      --Steven

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      • #4
        Re: Fitting arch to dome

        PLEASE SEND pictures

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