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Old 02-19-2012, 04:32 PM
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Does anybody know if these old bake ovens were designed to work at the high temps needed for Pizza? My guess is that it would work OK but it may take a lot to heat it up.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: reviving an old brick oven!

I love it when interesting 'old' threads are given new life. Especially when I never saw it the first time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:56 PM
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Update:
We had a chimney expert open up the roof and remake the top of the chimney and install a new baffle plate. He told us it was safe to use so after probably 50-70 years of sitting idle the 130 year old oven is burning wood again. We made some pizza and it was delicious. Not quite up to the temp I wanted but it was great to try it out. It has a flue vent in the front and back of the dome and next time I'm going to use the front vent only to see if the temp will go up faster.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: reviving an old brick oven!

That looks like the old French Oven that Poilane used, the slot in the floor is for boiling water to supply steam for the bread.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:07 PM
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I never thought of boiling water on that steel plate. It lifts off to expose a chute to a large ash collection area under the oven that is accessible from outside the house behind a cast iron door.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:42 PM
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Good luck with the new home, I just bought a home myself (no oven) definitely would love to see some pics
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:12 PM
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Wow! What a find. From the looks of it that oven will last for a looong time
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