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Old 08-26-2013, 04:25 PM
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Hi, I intend finishing around my kit oven with a 2inch polished counter top. My question is, should my oven floor be slightly higher than the outside finished counter, ie with a step down, or do people keep these level?

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:32 PM
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Your preference. If you have a step it will deter some water from getting inside. If it is the same level it may makes it easier to slide things in and out. Mine is raised and I have no issues with using it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:10 AM
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You may want to slope the counter slightly so that water has a natural tendency to flow away from the entrance/interior.

My WFO has a granite counter which is essentially at the same level where it joins the entrance/interior bricks yet slopes away at an angle about 1/4 inch in two feet. With the join at the same height, sliding a roaster in or out becomes no problem. This slope is not enough to cause problems with standing something upright like a glass of wine or a long necked beer yet if that beer were to spill the beer would flow away from the entrance.

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My first hearth was raised and was a pain in the bum, my new oven is all the same level and is a shear joy to use compared.
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My hearth is raised and I don't have an issue with it. Could be that is because it is the extent of my experience but anyway, that is my contribution. Hope it is of some use other than making the score even.
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Thanks guys, a mixed bag! I think I'll go for slightly raised with counter level at entrance and sloping away as Wiley described.

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Just an update on this, I've removed the form for my counter and I'm lowering it because if I make a ball$ of the countertop I'll have enough cover to tile it!

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A little late to the party, but mine is level, and the outside counter slopes slightly away to drain water when it rains. No issues whatsoever and much easier for me to get food in and out.
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