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Old 05-16-2008, 07:00 PM
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My dome is about ready for stucco. Does the area in front of the oven door- that is the oven opening below the vent need to be insulated before stucco is applied. It would seem that that area is not an integral part of the oven itself.

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Old 05-16-2008, 11:23 PM
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Some do use it, some don't. I'm not sure there's a correct answer. I didn't.

Insulation over the entryway arch and walls will surely make your oven more efficient for retained heat cooking. If all you are planning is pizza, it may not matter.

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Old 05-17-2008, 05:47 AM
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Thanks, GJ.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:23 PM
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I'm plannin on it, maybe not as much as the dome. Mainly to keep the outside part "Cool" for safety.

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Old 05-18-2008, 01:17 AM
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I think that the stucco is more likely to crack round the entryway if it isn't insulated, becuase it gets hotter and expands more... at least I like to think that layer would have cracked less if I had insulated it

But you're right, the insulation there shouldn't affect oven performance.
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