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Old 05-27-2013, 02:50 PM
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Default Ideal hearth height?

Hi, my breadbuilders book recommends just below elbow height for the hearth. Having never used a pizza oven I'm not sure? What do you guys recommend as a comfortable working height?

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Old 05-27-2013, 11:29 PM
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As a rule of thumb its the rule of elbow....
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:37 PM
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Thanks Al, need to lower my shutter before I pour the deck then
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:10 PM
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I built mine at elbow height, but I have worked others that were higher and they were easier to work. I have to bend or back up to see into mine, it is good to be able to observe without much bending.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:57 PM
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Hi, my breadbuilders book recommends just below elbow height for the hearth. Having never used a pizza oven I'm not sure? What do you guys recommend as a comfortable working height?

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Richard
Richard, mine is 2 inches above my elbow, I like the height. Also consider who else might be cooking in the oven; like your social director.

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Old 05-29-2013, 01:52 PM
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Thanks guys, mine will be a few inches above elbow(like Chips)
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