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Fenton 04-02-2011 12:38 PM

Cooking floor question.
Well the snow is finally gone and the build continues. I am just starting on my hearth stand, and I have been wrestling with the optimum cooking floor heighth. Just curious on what others have done and if your happy with the outcome.

Lburou 04-02-2011 01:12 PM

Re: Cooking floor question.
My floor is 51 inches high.

You will find a good thread on this subject here. :)

brickie in oz 04-02-2011 11:18 PM

Re: Cooking floor question.
Around elbow height was the consensus.

Lburou 04-03-2011 05:47 AM

Re: Cooking floor question.

Originally Posted by brickie in oz (Post 110556)
Around elbow height was the consensus.

I reread that thread and made a few notes. To date, 12 people actually mentioned their hearth height. Of those 12, 7 were below 44", (about 112 cm), and five were 44 inches or higher.

Three owners of shorter ovens said they wished their hearth was higher....

I've noticed another half dozen here and there who wanted their ovens higher also, never noticed anyone saying they wanted the oven lower (I built higher).....So its a function of what you want, sometimes influenced by the location of the oven and the social setting you want to create. :)

You can adapt to most any height :)

Fenton 04-03-2011 12:08 PM

Re: Cooking floor question.
Thanks. I'm going to go for 50" My neighbors probably think i'm nuts standing in the back yard with a broom as a peel and a tape measure. I just finished my first course of field stone on my hearth, that was interesting. Thanks for all the great info.

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