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Hoosier 45 08-26-2009 09:39 AM

How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
Hi,
I would guess the variables is this situation are huge, but with a 42" oven has anyone had experience with what the window of effect on killing vegetation in overhead trees would be(height as well as width and breath). I realize the best place would not be under trees but that is my only choice.

How bad will the trees affect draft?

Have people used some sort of diffuser?

Thanks, Martin
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michelevit 08-26-2009 10:53 AM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
i don't think its a giant concern. the heat should dissapate very quickly once it leaves the oven. I'm sure its not a giant threat to any overhanging vegetation.

texassourdough 08-26-2009 11:37 AM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
You should have a good spark screen and may want to clear branches that are TOO close (but nature has a way of dealing with that!). You want to make sure you meet any local codes for if you don't and you start a fire the liability would not be nice.

Hoosier 45 08-26-2009 01:58 PM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
Thanks for the replies; I guess I should have given more info. The oven would be at the edge of a mature hardwood woods in Indiana. Most of the trees are any where from 16"-32" in diameter and 100' - 150' tall. The tree nearest would have branches 10' - 12' above the chimney top. I am not so worried about it catching fire as killing large parts of it as it is a hard maple and brilliant gold in the fall.

texassourdough 08-26-2009 02:31 PM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
You sound pretty safe! If the tree gets too hot it will simply lose leaves on the affected branches and (unless heated repeatedly and often) grow back. I don't think you will have any problems.
Jay

RTflorida 08-26-2009 09:55 PM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
I don't think you have any worries. I have a palm tree on one side with fronds that droop within about 6-8 ft of my cap and spark arrester; also a laurel oak off the back right corner with branches again within 6-8 ft...........never even scorched a leaf. I would not recommend having trees this close (I'm always looking up when I have a big fire going). My oven pretty much had to go where it is and I didn't want to cut anything back that I didn't have too.
Unless you build a huge fire directly under your flue and have actual flames shooting out the top, I don't think much will happen.

RT

RTflorida 08-26-2009 09:57 PM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
As a side note.....that hard maple sure would burn nicely inside the oven :D

RT

ThisOldGarageNJ 08-27-2009 04:08 AM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
I have a chiminea directly under a flowering tulip tree, The lowest branch is about 15 feet up. I have had it there for at least 10 years.... I build some wicked fires in that thing, and have honestly never had a problem with the tree..
I wouldnt worry,, Check out the pic and you will see what i mean,
Mark

Hoosier 45 08-27-2009 04:46 AM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
Thanks again for the feedback. Hoop #1 hopped thru in the planning process.

Now I need to figure out how to incorporate a smoker and a spit roast capable fireplace into a corner positioned oven design.
Martin

PizzaPolice 08-27-2009 09:48 AM

Re: How to locate oven in relation to overhead trees
 
What part of Indiana?


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