#1  
Old 04-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Posts: 207
Default how tall to make the Stand?

I have dry stacked the bricks and am trying to imagine the 3 1/2 inch slab plus insulation and the floor or bricks for he oven so I am wondering if 5 cinderblocks is too much .That puts it at 38 inches before the stand and first course of bricks....if I get rid of one row or block then it's 31 inches. I am 6'2" and don't want to crouch over all the time when using the oven....but my wife is 5'7".....so it can't be too tall for her to use.


Anybody got advice here?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-29-2010, 06:41 PM
Tscarborough's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ausitn
Posts: 3,086
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

I am familiar with code for counters, bars, etc. and set mine at a comfortable working height, not the optimal viewing height. I have to bend or step back to look, but the tools work at a comfortable level. 38-44" is the range you are looking at for hearth height.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-29-2010, 07:11 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Posts: 207
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

Thanks. I was pouring thru internet photo's of pizza ovens in restaurants. Checking out the height compared to the workers.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-29-2010, 08:35 PM
Derkp's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 188
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

I decided that 4 blocks high with 4 inch slab + 4 in insulation = 40 inches, right in the middle of Toms reccomendations.

Derk
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-30-2010, 01:12 PM
Neil2's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 1,374
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

I'm 6'-0, my wife is 5'-4 and my hearth and counter level is 44 ". My wife, who does most of the cooking thinks this is perfect.

Last edited by Neil2; 05-01-2010 at 09:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-30-2010, 05:34 PM
Archena's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,209
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

Remember, what works fine for prep might be different for an oven. If your wife likes the counter height you have, stick a cardboard box on the counter with the open side facing out and pretend it's an oven. If fiddling with the peel (or unreasonable facsimile) feels good, great. If not you may need to adjust the height to whoever will cook the most with the peel. The pretend oven idea will work at any height - stack cardboard boxes and a book or two to the height you want to try.

Cardboard box - cheap. Oven you can't half use because you strain something - big waste.

I'm a believer in mock ups, can you tell?
__________________
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

"Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." -Mike Ditka
[/CENTER]
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-30-2010, 05:43 PM
Master Builder
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 942
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

I calculated my oven floor height at roughly my elbow height.
__________________
George


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-30-2010, 07:45 PM
Tscarborough's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ausitn
Posts: 3,086
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

I just checked mine it is exactly at elbow height.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-30-2010, 09:54 PM
scottz's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 161
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

When I built mine, we had it so when we were checking the fire and working in the oven...you dont have to bend over too much. Elbow height or just a little higher sounds about right.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-01-2010, 04:47 AM
lwalper's Avatar
Laborer
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 73
Default Re: how tall to make the Stand?

"Elbow height or just a little higher" is where we've decided. That worked out to 44" for my wife.

The way my construction is going, I had a layer of 8" tall block on there, but then was doing a little calculating and had to take that course off (while it was still wet, thankfully) and lay a half height course to get the hearth to come out right. It's now really just a smidge low, but I'll make up for that with another inch of insulation under the hearth. Win, win on both counts.
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
stand questions briot Getting Started 4 11-13-2011 06:23 PM
Do you make your own Prosciutto? fullback66 Chit Chat 33 02-09-2009 11:48 AM
Oven stand question Salv B Getting Started 4 12-08-2008 04:11 AM
Plans & materials before stand? dbhansen Getting Started 1 09-06-2007 10:10 AM
Forno Bravo metal oven stand james Getting Started 3 09-29-2006 11:23 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:14 PM.

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