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Old 12-29-2010, 08:11 AM
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Wont you lose all you heat out of the flue being positioned the way it is?
He'll know when he builds that huge fire and lets it burn....
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:18 AM
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[I]Wont you lose all you heat out of the flue being positioned the way it is?[/I]

It is actually more isolated than it appears to be. The way that I framed the brick for the flue opening I can add a brick with a 6" half circle that will bring 100% of the flue opening at 10 1/2" height. I have hope.
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I believe that would do the trick. Your flue opening and inner arch should essentially be even in height in your particular situation.
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Your door opening is 65% of your dome height. Combined with the flue placement, it seems that you are pouring all the heat out of your opening and up the flue. The first time I saw that oven it seemed that the opening was disproportionately large for the height of the oven and the strange flue placement. I think you did a beautiful job on the rock-work and finishing, just the dimensions are off a little IMHO, sorry to say. I believe you are just on the design edge of the oven not working. I could be wrong and I hope I am. If so, I think the remedy is to make a slightly shorter opening height and/or move the flue farther out-board of the dome.

Thought about this for a while before posting bc I have never seen a posting here that said it won't work and I certainly am no expert. However, I thought about if it were my oven, I would want someone to tell me if it weren't going to work or if I was going to pour tons of wood into it to keep it hot.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:48 AM
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I do not have another oven to compare mine with but I am happy to report that all is well in Pearland. As it turns out I was not being aggressive enough with the fire. We build a real inferno yesterday and made it to a 700 degree cooking surface in 50 min. with no problem. I did however get my first crack, bummer. Not to worry the pizza was great, and the crack can be fixed.
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I do not have another oven to compare mine with but I am happy to report that all is well in Pearland. As it turns out I was not being aggressive enough with the fire. We build a real inferno yesterday and made it to a 700 degree cooking surface in 50 min. with no problem. I did however get my first crack, bummer. Not to worry the pizza was great, and the crack can be fixed.
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The numbers you had posted suggested that you would succeed. In fact, you may be a little faster to pizza temp than most.
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glad to here it.
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