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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:
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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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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena


For many of you who bought a modular oven, you may have asked how we put the domes together when we build them. For those of you considering one of our ovens, we shot a video to make your install easier.

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    I built a blast door to get the initial fire going, its made of thin sheet metal and a few cheap shelf brackets.
    The fire roars into life with the blast door. (fire is 2 minutes old)

    YouTube - &#x202a;OrgasmoTheGreat's Channel&#x202c;&rlm;

    My oven is a barrel type with a flue inside the oven (blocked off with a flue damper) if you have a Pompeii type the same door could be used but on the outside.
    Last edited by brickie in oz; 06-13-2011, 12:04 AM.
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

    My Build.


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    Dear Brickie

    whats the principal behind this? supplying the air down low while reflecting the heat? still letting the smoke to escape...

    Regards Cobblerdave
    Measure twice
    Cut once
    Fit in position with largest hammer

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      Re: Blast Door

      There's a lot of discussion on this topic, under the name of "draft door"
      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


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        Re: Blast Door

        If you get the opening sized just right your WFO might pant like mine does.
        YouTube - &#x202a;Panting Wood Fired Oven&#x202c;&rlm;

        By increasing the size of the opening just a little bit this panting doesn't occur and with the opening at the present size it stops once the chimney gets hot. The panting only lasts for a few minutes.



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          Re: Blast Door

          I doubt mine will pant as my flue is in the top of the oven itself.
          It would be cool if it did though.
          The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

          My Build.



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            Re: Blast Door


            Is this a Pompeii with the blast door enclosed at the top/open at the bottom only?


            • #7
              Re: Blast Door

              Originally posted by cobblerdave View Post
              supplying the air down low
              Correct, it forces the air into the fire where its needed and makes it draw better.
              The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

              My Build.