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Old 07-26-2011, 02:21 PM
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hey, got the base built and the concrete slab poored so just in the process of planning the oven itself. i am slightly puzzed to which side of the chimney the door wants to go? oven side so its totally sealed for slow cooking? or the other side so there is still some air circulation?
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:12 PM
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I don't know how this would relate but, I'm building a steel dome oven with an inner and outer door....for reasons I will explain later....
one door right at the oven and another on the outer side of the flue...
pics to follow as soon as I get my permit straightened out...
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:43 PM
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oven side so its totally sealed for slow cooking? or the other side so there is still some air circulation?
Yes and yes. Many people have an insulated door for the inner side (sitting up against the reveal/door jamb and inner arch) and another door for the outer side (so smoke can still go up the chimney).
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:42 AM
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Typically, the door is for the inner side.

If you want more air, the door can be cracked open a bit. Others have two doors as noted above, but the priority is the inside door.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:40 AM
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Hi rossyb,

I can think of two ways for useful oven heat to escape. One is out the front of the oven and the other is up the chimney. A door on the front can be useful for draft control. A regulated amount of air goes in through the door vents, feeds the fire, circulates around, then exits through the chimney along with heat and smoke.

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Old 07-27-2011, 01:00 PM
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An outer door can also be useful for keeping out the elements (and keeping the landing dry).
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Thanks for all the advise. Very grateful
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