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    We live in SW Va (near Roanoke) and want to put in a pizza/bread oven. So far we haven't found a mason who's done this. We found one who used a kit.

    Could the person who built the footer and box and flue for our fireplace build a pizza oven or is the learning curve too steep?

    What is the cost difference between making your own and using a kit? Is there an advantage other than cost on either method?

    There are so many considerations, it's a confusing.


  • #2
    Re: kit vs built?

    If you are not into building it yourself, I would go with a kit - with your oversight a mason should have no problem putting one together - but read the directions and communicate with them regularly.



    • #3
      Re: kit vs built?

      "Is there an advantage other than cost on either method?"

      Either will provide a good oven.

      The kit method is faster but more expensive. The brick build is often the choice for the do-it-yourself type who enjoys building and learning new skills.


      • #4
        Re: kit vs built?

        I am also in SW Virgina. Check out your private messages. Be sure to check out the section on my WFO.

        I would think that if your not a do it yourself person and needed to hire a mason I would guess the price would work out the same.