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Irv Mac Dowell 05-16-2008 07:00 PM

My dome is about ready for stucco. Does the area in front of the oven door- that is the oven opening below the vent need to be insulated before stucco is applied. It would seem that that area is not an integral part of the oven itself.

Thanks for the help.


gjbingham 05-16-2008 11:23 PM

Re: Insulation?
Some do use it, some don't. I'm not sure there's a correct answer. I didn't.

Insulation over the entryway arch and walls will surely make your oven more efficient for retained heat cooking. If all you are planning is pizza, it may not matter.


Irv Mac Dowell 05-17-2008 05:47 AM

Re: Insulation?
Thanks, GJ.

thebadger 05-17-2008 12:23 PM

Re: Insulation?
I'm plannin on it, maybe not as much as the dome. Mainly to keep the outside part "Cool" for safety.


Frances 05-18-2008 01:17 AM

Re: Insulation?
I think that the stucco is more likely to crack round the entryway if it isn't insulated, becuase it gets hotter and expands more... at least I like to think that layer would have cracked less if I had insulated it :)

But you're right, the insulation there shouldn't affect oven performance.

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