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    I've been looking at building a Pompei style oven over the past few weeks until discovering that I live in a UK smoke controlled zone, in which I cannot burn wood except using an authorised appliance (which naturally a home built oven wouldn't be). Has anyone come across this problem before? The only solution I can think of would be to heat the oven using a UK authorised smoke free fuel (eg Duraflame Logs or similar). However I wouldn't anticipate this to be very effective, not to mention it not having quite the same appeal as traditional wood. Anyone got any other suggestions?

    Last edited by ja82uk; 08-07-2006, 09:30 AM.

  • #2
    I'm far from an authority...

    I think that various fuels qualify under UK smoke-free rules, including hard-nut anthracite, and various processed types of coke. There's a long tradition of coal fueled ovens here in the New York City area, and they have their partisans as vociferous as the wood fueled oven ones.

    Here's a page with links to literature and dealers of smokeless fuels in the UK.

    Best of luck.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      That's very useful to know, if the alternative fuels work just as well then I'll give it a go. Thanks for your help.