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jodyj 06-26-2011 05:53 AM

kit vs built?
 
We live in SW Va (near Roanoke) and want to put in a pizza/bread oven. So far we haven't found a mason who's done this. We found one who used a kit.

Could the person who built the footer and box and flue for our fireplace build a pizza oven or is the learning curve too steep?

What is the cost difference between making your own and using a kit? Is there an advantage other than cost on either method?

There are so many considerations, it's a confusing.

Thanks!

ptone 06-27-2011 03:50 PM

Re: kit vs built?
 
If you are not into building it yourself, I would go with a kit - with your oversight a mason should have no problem putting one together - but read the directions and communicate with them regularly.

-P

Neil2 06-28-2011 10:37 AM

Re: kit vs built?
 
"Is there an advantage other than cost on either method?"

Either will provide a good oven.

The kit method is faster but more expensive. The brick build is often the choice for the do-it-yourself type who enjoys building and learning new skills.

Faith In Virginia 06-28-2011 12:20 PM

Re: kit vs built?
 
I am also in SW Virgina. Check out your private messages. Be sure to check out the section on my WFO.

I would think that if your not a do it yourself person and needed to hire a mason I would guess the price would work out the same.


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