Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community (
-   Tools, Tips and Techniques (
-   -   Blast Door (

brickie in oz 06-13-2011 12:02 AM

Blast Door
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 - ‪OrgasmoTheGreat's Channel‬‏

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.

cobblerdave 06-13-2011 04:41 AM

Re: Blast Door
Dear Brickie

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

Regards Cobblerdave

dmun 06-13-2011 06:09 AM

Re: Blast Door
There's a lot of discussion on this topic, under the name of "draft door"

Wiley 06-13-2011 09:33 AM

Re: Blast Door
If you get the opening sized just right your WFO might pant like mine does.
YouTube - ‪Panting Wood Fired Oven‬‏

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.


brickie in oz 06-13-2011 01:03 PM

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. :cool:

GianniFocaccia 06-13-2011 01:09 PM

Re: Blast Door

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

brickie in oz 06-13-2011 01:12 PM

Re: Blast Door

Originally Posted by cobblerdave (Post 114884)
supplying the air down low

Correct, it forces the air into the fire where its needed and makes it draw better.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC