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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.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

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.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

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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    Sat I figured I would be creative and use my $19.95 angle grinder. I cut a 13" x 13" x 24" flue that I had left over from my house since 1976. I cut it in half, drew out the cut out arches and went to town. I tried to cut out the arches in one sweep but even though it was only about 1.5" thick as you got to the top of the arch and deeper you had to tilt the blade and couldn't really do a complete cut through. Banging out the cut out was unsuccessful. What I ended up doing was make all straight cut throughs and get as close to the arch line as possible. Once that was done I cut perpendicular to the line and then nibbled away with the grinder. To smooth everything out I just held the blade at a 45deg. angle to the arch opening and went lightly back and forth as you would a sander. I was pleased. I had the stainless screen to an airconditioning unit I just had replaced. I cut that to fit on the inside of the flue and bent it around to the curve. Started the wall and my brother and I will finish the others tonight after work. Days are getting a little shorter so we try and sneak a little time in the morning.

  • #2
    Re: Chimney & Flue

    That's a VERY cool chimney cap. I like your tall chimney, too, you should have no problem with draw.

    Great work!
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    • #3
      Re: Chimney & Flue

      Thank you. Lit a couple paper fires and it sounds like a bassey jet plane. Draws real well. We purposely tried to get the fire smokey to see the draw and it shots straight up without curling on the outside.


      • #4
        Re: Chimney & Flue

        Mr G.

        I may have to quit following your thread. I'm starting to get seriously jealous! Your oven just get's cooler and cooler.

        Ken H. - Kentucky
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