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New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.

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.

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.

Check it out on our You Tube Channel.


If the link doesn't work, simply go to You Tube and type Forno Bravo Channel. The video title is How to Set your Forno Bravo Oven Dome Pieces.

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    I've been mulling over how to fix my oven problems for quite some time now. About 7 months now. I have an idea of what all needs to be done, but don't have enough room in front of my oven to do it. I have the oven built over the foam shape from Brick Wood Ovens. Unfortunately, it has a lot of flaws and I don't want to tear it down and start over if I can avoid that. Here's what I'd like to do:

    1) Close up existing chimney inside dome
    2) Add smaller arch infront and close up opening, will also create the downward sloop for better heat flow
    3) Build a second arch out front and make new chimney there.
    4) Cover oven with cladding and if possible some insulation (vermicrete or fiber blanket).

    My problem is that I only have enough room in front of my oven to build the first arch to close up the doorway. I need about 8-16 inches to create the new chimney as well.

    Would it be possible to pour a small concrete footer in front of oven. Then build a "table" that would butt up next to the current concrete slab. I would probably drive rebar into the footer to later stack cinderblocks on for the "legs" of the table. Probably only one cinderblock deep (16"). I would of course pour concrete inside the cinderblocks and around rebar for extra stability. Then I would make a concrete slap for the "table" part our of 5000psi concrete and rebar (like I did for the part under my oven). I thought about adding a metal bar underneath to join the new one to the old one so it wouldn't move or fall forward since it will only be about 16-18" deep.

    This would add an additional 16-18" infront of my oven, which is plenty of room to make the changes/additions I need to fix my poor oven problems.

    All that being said. I have absolutely no concrete knowledge/experience other than what I've done on my oven so far so I don't even know if putting that addition on front is even doable or will work the way I'm hoping.

    Any advise?


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    Re: Need more space

    Originally posted by ShannonCorum View Post
    I have the oven built over the foam shape from Brick Wood Ovens.
    Sorry, but cant anyone who bough this dodgy oven design sue for faulty goods?
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

    My Build.