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  • #31
    Re: Poll: How big is your Wood Fired Oven?

    Lee,
    Great performance on your oven! The 500 degrees the next day, is that with leaving in hot coals over night? My oven's heat retention is close to yours, I only have one thermal break for the flue, none on the front. I attribute the slow cool to super insulation, 4" foamglas under hearth, three to four inches insulfrax blanket on the dome. Plus 80 cu.ft. of loose vermiculite on top of the blankets. Also, the added mass of 1 inch mortar/firebrick on the dome helps store extra heat too! I can't wait to finish closing it up from the elements and do full time cooking!
    Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
    Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
    Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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    • #32
      Re: Poll: How big is your Wood Fired Oven?

      Originally posted by Aegis View Post
      Lee,
      Great performance on your oven! The 500 degrees the next day, is that with leaving in hot coals over night? My oven's heat retention is close to yours, I only have one thermal break for the flue, none on the front. I attribute the slow cool to super insulation, 4" foamglas under hearth, three to four inches insulfrax blanket on the dome. Plus 80 cu.ft. of loose vermiculite on top of the blankets. Also, the added mass of 1 inch mortar/firebrick on the dome helps store extra heat too! I can't wait to finish closing it up from the elements and do full time cooking!
      Yes, that is closing the door on some coals, but I usually have charcoal in the morning.
      Lee B.
      DFW area, Texas, USA

      If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.

      I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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