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    Hi Guys, build under way with foundations now in place. I have been laying out the floor fire bricks in the herringbone pattern so i can cut my 36" circle, but unsure where the firebricks should end, should this be in the vent landing or should they continue here and into the outer landing. Can i also make the landing smaller say 10" and what effect will this have on the fire. I have an antique pizza oven cast iron door to use so i did not want the landing too low or long as it will hide the beautiful door at the oven entrance. Please can you advise me on this, thanks.

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    Re: Help please 36 build UK

    Originally posted by THE CHALLENGER View Post
    Hi Guys, build under way with foundations now in place. I have been laying out the floor fire bricks in the herringbone pattern so i can cut my 36" circle, but unsure where the firebricks should end, should this be in the vent landing or should they continue here and into the outer landing. Can i also make the landing smaller say 10" and what effect will this have on the fire. I have an antique pizza oven cast iron door to use so i did not want the landing too low or long as it will hide the beautiful door at the oven entrance. Please can you advise me on this, thanks.
    I would continue the floor all the way out.

    Is 10" enough to accommodate the flue?
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      Re: Help please 36 build UK

      I would seriously take the time to draw out an oven plan on paper rather than design as you go. You will come out ahead by doing this.

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        Re: Help please 36 build UK

        Thanks for your reply , the arch on the cast iron door is 4 1/2 inches in depth which the first arch will sit on, then i need a 4 inch vent space? right?(to lead to the 8" flue) , before my second arch and then according to the FB plans a 12" landing. Will it have any effect if the landing is 10" ? i have been planning this oven for months on paper but need to check on this with all you experienced guys. Please tell me if i have got the info wrong here. Thanks

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          Re: Help please 36 build UK

          The "oven landing" in the plans is just an open shelf at the front of the oven - it's entirely optional. I've got an 18" deep vent, 29" wide, and *no* oven landing (yet), but plenty of room to set things down. You don't even need a vent or chimney - I cooked for a year before I had anything but the dome completed. Have you taken any pictures yet?

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          • #6
            Re: Help please 36 build UK

            Remember you are going to have to reach over that landing for everything you do in the oven. When I see people build these massive 18 and 24 inch deep landings I wonder if they've ever thought about that. My first oven had an 8 inch landing which I decided was a waste, so my new oven has no landing, just an overhanging Neapolitan style vent.It's still a paint to build a fire inside of it, can't imagine if there was a 2 foot landing in front.

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