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View Poll Results: What size did you choose for your Wood Fired Oven?
<28 inches 3 3.70%
between 28 & 32 inches 4 4.94%
between 33 & 36 inches 18 22.22%
between 37 & 41 inches 14 17.28%
between 42 & 46 inches 34 41.98%
>46 inches 8 9.88%
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:19 PM
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Lee,
Great performance on your oven! The 500 degrees the next day, is that with leaving in hot coals over night? My oven's heat retention is close to yours, I only have one thermal break for the flue, none on the front. I attribute the slow cool to super insulation, 4" foamglas under hearth, three to four inches insulfrax blanket on the dome. Plus 80 cu.ft. of loose vermiculite on top of the blankets. Also, the added mass of 1 inch mortar/firebrick on the dome helps store extra heat too! I can't wait to finish closing it up from the elements and do full time cooking!
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:51 PM
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Lee,
Great performance on your oven! The 500 degrees the next day, is that with leaving in hot coals over night? My oven's heat retention is close to yours, I only have one thermal break for the flue, none on the front. I attribute the slow cool to super insulation, 4" foamglas under hearth, three to four inches insulfrax blanket on the dome. Plus 80 cu.ft. of loose vermiculite on top of the blankets. Also, the added mass of 1 inch mortar/firebrick on the dome helps store extra heat too! I can't wait to finish closing it up from the elements and do full time cooking!
Yes, that is closing the door on some coals, but I usually have charcoal in the morning.
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