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Old 10-31-2012, 09:32 PM
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I have measured the underside of the slab, but I don't recall the exact temp. My vague recollection is that it was something over a hundred degrees farenheit, but not a lot over...maybe 110 or 120. The sides and top of the oven are only 85-90 degrees F after a big, long cook when the ambient temp is in the 70's.

My floor insulation is three inches of Insblock19 ceramic fiber board. The sides have three inches of Insblock plus an inch of ceramic blanket. The top is a mix of ceramic blanket and insblock19 layers totalling about three inches thick...with about four inches of perlite sitting on top of that to fill out the enclosure.

My "what would I do differently" file concerns the wood storage area. No big huge one one in front. I'd much prefer smaller ones on either side with a solid front wall to the stand.

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: Locating oven with pool nearby

I built my oven at the head of the pool. I set it back about 8 feet, and extended out the pool patio up to the oven. It looks great and I have no problems. I will be posting my finish photos soon on my thread "One small step for pizza" in the getting started thread. You can check out how it looks since there are some pool photos included.

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:55 AM
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Default Re: Locating oven with pool nearby

My oven also has the pool nearby and on occasion the smoke from the chimney will waft over the pool but because of minimal smoke coming out it is rarely a problem. The oven entrance faces away from the pool and is about 50 inches lower than the pool deck.

I did add an extra piece of 30 inch flue to get the smoke higher as the floor of the oven is almost exactly the same as the water level of the pool.

Photos on "Chip's 42 in Minnesota"

Gary, I think your prep table opposite the oven will work out great.


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