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Old 08-24-2013, 11:32 AM
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Does anyone have experience with having one for a school setting? My son goes to a nature-based school program with an outdoor classroom. If anyone does have any experience, where there special considerations because of any fire codes or safety concerns?
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:57 PM
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Normal fire code would apply. I work in a school and legally we can't have any ceramic fibre as children are more susceptible. On a practical level they are probably more at risk than adults from emissions from the smoke. Many children are also dangerous risk takers and untrustworthy and those characteristics combined with fire are a potent combination. A cob oven would be fun and educational to build and use.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:25 AM
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Thank you! I will also look into cob ovens...and solar ovens.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:59 PM
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Is the ceramic blanket really a risk? Its not like its exposed to the elements. Its buried under pearlite and stucco.

Maybe mitigate all risk and just show a video of a pizza oven instead. Ha Ha.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:31 PM
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In schools in our State, exposed ceramic fibre is not allowed because it is considered a potential risk. Trapped between the refractory and the outer shell or enclosure would not be classed as exposed. If children were involved in its application that would be considered exposure.The rules in your area may be different.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:47 PM
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So ceramic blanket OK in a finished oven in a school?
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:49 PM
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In schools in our State, exposed ceramic fibre is not allowed because it is considered a potential risk. Trapped between the refractory and the outer shell or enclosure would not be classed as exposed. If children were involved in its application that would be considered exposure.The rules in your area may be different.
Yes, provided none of it is exposed
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:23 AM
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Too much risk...
Imagine if some child burns the top of his mouth on molten lava cheese.
The horror!
Also a dome might implode scattering ember shrapnel throughout the yard!
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:12 PM
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Too much risk...
Imagine if some child burns the top of his mouth on molten lava cheese.
The horror!
Also a dome might implode scattering ember shrapnel throughout the yard!
You can be flippant about it, but children who are not supervised adequately love to play with fire. especially in company with others, they love to impress each other. I have images of a child running around the schoolyard with a burning stick.
In our litigious society someone is likely to be held responsible. I would love to build a WFO at our school, but have so far been reluctant because of potential problems.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:16 PM
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I agree. The dangers are not worth risk.
We need to coddle our children and wrap them in pillows and bubble wrap.

A video about pizza ovens is much safer.

I also have images of a child could taunting another child by waving a slice of pizza in front of them.
Feelings can get hurt.
Someone will be liable and it won't be me. Not worth it.

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