#1  
Old 10-31-2011, 11:45 AM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3
Default a whole slew of dumb newbie questions

After much deliberation, I've narrowed down my potential purchase options to the Primavera 60 or 70 (don't know how long I'll be in the present house, so portability is a key factor). I still have a few beginner's questions:
1. I've seen many photos of "plein-air" installations of these ovens, but they all appear to be in dry places. Do the Primavera ovens need to be under some sort of rain cover in a very wet climate? I know that the exterior of the oven is weatherproofed, but I live in an extremely damp climate. IOW, can I still fire the oven if it's just been rained on? ('cause if i have to wait for it to dry for several days, an uncovered oven will be nearly useless during large stretches.)
2. Is it worth upsizing to the 70? I'll make bread and do a little roasting from time to time, but I'm primarily interested in pizza. To the inexperienced eye, the increase in size seems insignificant.
Thanks in advance for any guidance/info...
Cheers,
Celeste
Bouillie
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-31-2011, 07:28 PM
mrchipster's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Posts: 1,240
Default Re: a whole slew of dumb newbie questions

I believe if you are looking to move it in the near future you may want to consider a metal house at least for the first location and then upgrade to a more aesthetic enclosure at the more permanent location. A metal house will be inexpensive and completely water tight.

Just my two cents.

Chip
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-31-2011, 08:21 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Perth, Wesern Australia
Posts: 178
Default Re: a whole slew of dumb newbie questions

I would aim to make it a permanent solution, if done right, the pizza oven can add value to the home, if integrated with an outdoor kitchen.. it can be a selling point..

I would definately make a roof.. sure your oven may survive the rain.. but it can lead to a whole host of issues.. cracking, unable to get to high temps for days.. wet insulation.. (which is terrible)..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-01-2011, 04:58 AM
Serf
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3
Default Re: a whole slew of dumb newbie questions

RE: enclosures, thanks for the advice. Like I said, all of the lovely WFO outdoor pics w/uncovered ovens didn't seem to be practical for a locale w/65 inches of rain annually.

I'm definitely NOT doing a built-in outdoor kitchen....my outdoor cooking techniques and quantities vary greatly (from hog cracklins to 5 gallon pots of jambalaya to 40 quart pots of boiled crawfish, on down to weeknight grilling for 2). I'd have to have three different gas jets alone, LOL (banjo vs jet vs adjustable). I'll probably find a spot for a WFO underneath the existing double carport that fronts my detached garage....guess I need to go research clearance & chimney issues.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-01-2011, 06:40 AM
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 1,719
Default Re: a whole slew of dumb newbie questions

Inches inside the oven are IMO extremely valuable up to about 38 inches. I would opt for the bigger oven. I would also provide rain protection.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-01-2011, 08:31 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California
Posts: 105
Default Re: a whole slew of dumb newbie questions

Hello CelesteU,

1. You would want to cover the oven if there is going to be significant amount of rain, you can still use the oven in the is a wet climate.
2. The 60 in a 24 inch cooking surface which would allow 1 pizza maybe 2 at a time, where a 70 would let you cook two at a time. As far as clearances I will email you the install guide which has the information needed on clearances.

Please if you have any other questions, you can always reach me at 1-800-407-5119 ext 14

Heidi
FB
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a few questions from a newbie Goany Design Styles, Chimneys and Finish 1 12-29-2010 03:18 PM
Newbie with questions BarryKeith Newbie Forum 4 03-19-2010 10:38 PM
Newbie List of Questions TBM66 Getting Started 29 03-10-2008 01:58 AM
several dumb questions, if I may... carioca Newbie Forum 24 10-21-2006 02:49 AM
Just started and 4 dumb questions Tomasogrady Newbie Forum 2 09-11-2006 03:54 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC