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4th course and Angle Iron - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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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  • 4th course and Angle Iron

    I saw a few threads on this but I didn't seem to get a definite answer
    Instead of doing the 4th course of bricks with the angle iron can we
    just leave the opening of the wood section open (no arch or anything)
    and just have the hearth slab span the opening. Will that be strong enough?
    Has anyone done this without extra support such as tubing?
    Would rebar be ok?

  • #2
    When you say 4th course of brick, do you mean 4th course of cinderblock? If you are talking about spanning the wood storage area of the stand, then I did this, you can see it pretty well here:

    I poured my walls instead of using cinderblock. Also, I am planning on framing it out so that the entrance to the wood storage is not sooo big.

    Hope this helps.

    My Oven Thread:


    • #3
      Thanks Drake,
      That is exactly what I was looking for.
      Framing it out and possibly putting a door on it is a good idea.