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Old 02-27-2013, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: 36" or 42"

Hi K79

I built a 42" oven using the fb kit, with a door 20" wide and 12.5" high, the arch is not real steep it starts at about 10" on the sides. The opening is big enough for a lb turkey. The dome hight is 21"

I don't use all the 42" floor to often but I like having the extra space when I roast and smoke meats. I find it difficult to cook more than 3 pizza at a time unless I have a helper spinning out the doughs for me.

A 36-39" oven heats up faster and use less wood, but I like watching the fire so I don't mind burning the extra wood.

Good luck with your build.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: 36" or 42"

I've built all sizes. Ive made a 40" oven my go to size recommendation for home use. 36" is tight feeling. I built a 42" at my own house.., my new favorite is to slightly ovalize an oven . Make it 40" wide x 44" long. It gives room to put the fire in the back, and you have a lot of usable floor space.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ATK406 View Post
I think the number you are looking for is 63% not 66.7% but given the "science" behind that figure or lack there of, that is really splitting hairs.

Ok, is it 63% or 66.7%
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:00 PM
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I think the information you are looking for can be found with this link to a sticky under the Pompeii Oven Construction heading "Oven Opening size".

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/o...-size-692.html (Oven opening size)

This is my first attempt at linking so I hope it works.

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:19 PM
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I've tried all heights and ratios, they all work, I now go 18" wide, 10 1/2" high on the door, and 16" or less on the dome hieght. Don't worry or over think it.., listen to the bricks... It takes me about 10 hours to build one.
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