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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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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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  • Fiber board compression

    I just picked up some FB and was pinching it with my fingers. I can feel it depressing. That let me to think if building a dome on it might compress it. I've seen all the pictures of builds here building their soldier course right on it, but was thinking if I shouldn't expand the footprint of my herring bone floor out far enough for which the soldier course to rest. My thinking is that the weight of the dome wall would be more distributed.

    Thanks,
    Nate

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    It's stronger than you think. It will compress with a point load, but it stands up to a distributed load.

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    • #3
      Re: Fiber board compression

      Your little fingers can put a lot more load on it than will an oven.

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        I had the same concerns. I posted a pic of my 3/4 ton truck driving onto a piece of it. It did compress the leading edge but after that, no probs. I also left a piece out all winter with weight on it, after it dried out, it was like it never happened. You have no worries...
        Last edited by Les; 06-21-2012, 08:21 PM.
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        • #5
          Re: Fiber board compression

          I made the mistake of picking up Mineral Wool initially, not fiberboard. don't make this mistake as I had the exact same concern with that material and found out it was the wrong type of insulation.
          - Jonathan

          "If you don't know where you're going, you might not get there." --Yogi Berra

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