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    Starting my oven. Should the vent be inside or outside the door?

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    Hi Douglas,

    Congratulations on taking the plunge! It will become addicting (in a very good way).

    If you haven't already, read the FB plans (several times) and go to the Newbie Forum and look at the builds compiled by lburou.


    I'm only a few months ahead of you, so I'm not the expert as others on this Forum. But to answer your question, the vent is on the outside of the door. Remember it's an oven and you want to maintain heat. A proper fitting door will accomplish that. Further, if the vent was inside the oven you would lose the heat up the vent and it would never reach the temps required to cook a proper pizza. With a properly insulated oven, and a properly fitted door, you can have a pizza party on Friday, and cook bread or Sunday dinner with the retained heat.

    Check out the builds on the link above. There are variations on the theme, but all give tremendous guidance.