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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:
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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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  • Is this a bad thing???

    I'm not familiar with FB ovens or how they are assembled. As you can see there is a gap at the apex. A guy has this for sale so I thought I should ask the experts. Thanks!

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    Re: Is this a bad thing???

    Originally posted by PizzaPolice View Post
    I'm not familiar with FB ovens or how they are assembled. As you can see there is a gap at the apex. <snip>
    As you should coat the entire outside with Refrax [I covered my at least 2" thick] I do not feel it will cause any harm. Assembly is an easy task and can be done in one day after the base is prepped and ready to go.

    J W

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    • #3
      Re: Is this a bad thing???

      Thanks for the shoutback. The pic is from an oven mounted on a "concessionaire" trailer from Joseph. I'm in the process of buying it from a 3rd party. Pretty much just wondering if it's ok as seen or would I need to stick some HeatStop in there.

      Thanks,
      PP

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      • #4
        Re: Is this a bad thing???

        I'm with JW -- it will be fine.

        There is a thick layer of refractory material between the inner face of the oven and the outer face, so the chip isn't a problem. I would recommend that you do a cosmetic patch using Refmix or Heatstop50 for a little peace of mind -- and it will look nicer. Get the whole area wet before you do that patch, so the oven doesn't suck the water out of the mortar.

        You are good to go!
        James
        Pizza Ovens
        Outdoor Fireplaces

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        • #5
          Re: Is this a bad thing???

          Thanks, James.
          Glad to hear it from the horses mouth.
          Without digging around in the posts.... was it better to buy the dry HeatStop50 or the wet stuff in the bucket?
          My M.A.M. could use a little patching as well.

          Thanks so much.
          PP

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          • #6
            Re: Is this a bad thing???

            I think dry is more cost-effective. Make sure you get the waterproof version.
            James
            Pizza Ovens
            Outdoor Fireplaces

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            • #7
              Re: Is this a bad thing???

              We've heard repeated bad reports about wet premixed refractory mortars, including the one sold by heatstop. Buy the dry mix, it comes in a ten pound container, as well as the fifty pound bag. (that's what the 50 is in heatstop 50) My local brickyard carries it in the little container.
              My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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              • #8
                Re: Is this a bad thing???

                What dmun said. :-)
                James
                Pizza Ovens
                Outdoor Fireplaces

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                • #9
                  Re: Is this a bad thing???

                  I talked with the heatstop guy this week on the phone. He agrees that the dry stuff is right for outdoor ovens.

                  Joe
                  Joe

                  Member WFOAMBA Wood Fired Oven Amatueur Masons Builders America

                  My thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/j...oven-8181.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Is this a bad thing???

                    Thanks guys! That dmun knows ALL the angles. I appreciate it.

                    I'll do it if I can get these uSHIP dudes to cooperate.

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