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I didn't get a lot of inside pictures because they were working fast and I was trying not to get in their way. The closest clearance to the wood frame is 6" and it's that close only on the left and right sides towards the back as it curves around. The ceiling is 10' high, so there's a lot of clearance on the top.

The installation guide says the oven must have a minimum 1" clearance to combustibles from all sides, and 14" clearance to combustibles from the top. And the area directly above the doorway and 6" to each side of the doorway must be covered with noncombustible material. (1" seems pretty close, but that's what it says.)

The Artigiano comes with a bunch of the 1" FB insulating blanket, and we put all of it on the dome and secured it with wire. There are at least 3 layers all over and 4 layers in some places.

The Duratech chimney is supposed to have a 2" clearance from combustibles, and it's not quite that at the moment once it gets up about 6' above the oven, but I'm working on solving that problem.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:19 PM
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that sounds good. good insulation is something you will benefit from in efficiency and peace of mind. i was really concerned with insulation because my oven is under roof and next to the house like yours. i added some passive vents to allow air exchange mainly for humidity control but also to prevent heat build up outside the oven. That dome will hit 1000 degrees and that means a saturated dome will be that hot on the outside as well. 3 and 4 layers of blanket is way good. just wanted to be sure you had that dome all tucked in.

Great job.

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Old 08-06-2013, 02:29 PM
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I did see one thing in the pictures I thought I'd ask you about.In one picture it seems as though the floor tiles of the oven are spread apart.Was this picture taken before the mason was finished, or is it still that way?

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:30 PM
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Here's what it looks like now. It's closer, but there is still a little gap - maybe between 1/16" and 1/8". What should it be?
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:36 PM
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fill it with ash/fireclay-no worries.

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Ditto


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Old 08-10-2013, 09:00 PM
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Thanks for the reassurance on the gaps. We got the chimney problem solved - a couple of elbow angles and an agile little contractor to climb into the chimney and put them in, and we're good to go. The granite counter tops arrived earlier than expected. I'm still working on pizza technique (need practice!) but we also had some salmon, and zucchini with hatch peppers. Yum!
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:48 PM
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By the clean looks of your stone it looks like you don't have any problems with flue draw. This is great considering all that stone and pretty ceiling above the oven.Granite looks great by the way.

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Old 08-11-2013, 09:47 PM
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It's true - I got really lucky because the flue has drawn well from the beginning. The inner arch is quite black, but the outer arch has no smoke at all. Maybe it's because it's a large steel vent that came with the oven, plus the vent and chimney run about 10' above the oven. Seems like I read that having a high chimney helps with the draw.
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