Dear friends, I thank you all very much for all your comments and guidances. Please, allow me to propound some thoughts that may or may not prove to be instrumental in scrutinizing small and mobile wood-fired ovens. Am I fundamentally correct in thinking that a small size WFO is more than just the "doom height" and "door size"? Without diminishing the importance of the aforementioned factors, should we not also take into consideration other contributing factors that interact with the doom height and door size in operation of a small WFO? (I am not insinuating that you respectable members have omitted such considerations; I am trying to bring such factors to the foreground.) Verily, the dome height and door size do not function in isolation from the rest of the factors that help to constitute a small WFO: the materials used in the oven, the thermal properties of the materials, the type and thickness of the insulation, the geometric configuration of the oven, the mass of the oven, the distribution of the mass, how the mass is conducive in charging the oven's thermal battery and in maintaining the floor and dome temperatures, the oven's inhalation of oxygen and exhalation of exhaust, how small the mouth can be without causing fire-hiccups, and more. If the oven is an interactional and dynamic system, these factors do not appear to function in isolation from one another; hence, their symbiosis should be examined closely.
Accordingly, since my knowledge is limited in this sphere, I traveled to Giuseppe Crisa in Santa Barbara and put his oven to an empirical test. Given the type of dough I used, the size of the oven, and other extant circumstance at the time, I was satisfied with the results in relation to that particular oven only. Of course, this does not mean that anybody else would have drawn the same level of satisfaction. Not at all, my satisfaction could be a personal illusion (ill + use of judgment)!
Dear Thezaman, please allow me to kindly make a correction, that I do not work and have never worked with or for Giuseppe Crisa at any capacities, including making oven improvements of any sort. My dear friend, I do not think that my knowledge would stretch that far!
At last, I would like to point out that although Scott123's judgment does not seem to be based on solid foundation at this point in time, that does not mean the judgment is not cogent or valid! At this juncture, what is at stake is not merely the judgment itself—but the character, attitude, motivation, and the process of thought that begot such self-assuredly authoritative and admonishing judgment.
Ill use of judgments can be quite consequential toward the wellbeing and livelihood of others. I must keep this in mind at all times! It is easy to have beliefs, but difficult to challenge them. As Friedrich Nietzsche puts it:
"At every step one has to wrestle for truth; one has to surrender for it almost everything to which the heart, to which our love, our trust in life, cling otherwise. That requires greatness of soul: the service of truth is the hardest service."
Good day friends!