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Offline bebe

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Re: Need your guidance on which WFO oven to buy? Total newbie!!
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2012, 07:57:07 PM »
is it possible to have a gas lighter in the oven ?


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« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2012, 08:42:41 PM »
I assume by gas lighter you mean a natural gas burner to light the wood?

If my assumption is correct the answer is a very firm no.  Wood fired ovens have a door lower then the dome.  Natural gas is lighter then air.  If there was a gas leak, or your burner was to lose flame for some reason, you could end up with a large quantity of gas in the space between the top of the dome and the top of the door, creating the potential for a devastating explosion.  

It can be done, but the controls to do it safely would nearly double the cost of your oven.
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« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2012, 08:46:13 PM »
yeah, this is what I thought. Just had to ask  ;-)  thanks

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« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2012, 11:57:16 PM »
Bebe:  my FGM 950-B has a deck that is closer to 39".  I love it, and for a professional contractor it should be pretty straightforward, especially if you show him my thread.  Understand, my husband had never installed an oven or built anything like that stand, AND we were doing an interior installation which is much more complicated than an outside one.  The result speaks for itself.  I have cooked in Forno Bravo and Mugnaini ovens, and in much more expensive Italian imported ovens and I still love my FGM oven.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 

Good luck in your search!

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« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2012, 11:36:44 AM »
is it possible to have a gas lighter in the oven ?
If you are looking for something to help light the fire easier/quicker than you can always do what Bill/SFNM does and use a cactus burner

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« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2012, 12:33:52 PM »
If you are looking for something to help light the fire easier/quicker than you can always do what Bill/SFNM does and use a cactus burner

I still use it for every firing. With this, there is no reason at all to consider running a gas line to a burner inside the WFO. Not sure every deck material can handle the high heat and thermal shock, but I've never had a problem, evening firing in single digit (F) temps. 

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« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2012, 04:25:42 PM »
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So, what is the other consideration, if you don't mind saying which one.

I would build or pay to have built a modified FB Pompeii oven.

Seriously the plug and play, ready to cook in FGM's look mighty nice.
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« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2012, 04:07:27 PM »
I still use it for every firing. With this, there is no reason at all to consider running a gas line to a burner inside the WFO. Not sure every deck material can handle the high heat and thermal shock, but I've never had a problem, evening firing in single digit (F) temps. 
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that's pretty interesting. my contractor has an idea too, something similar I think.

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Re: Need your guidance on which WFO oven to buy? Total newbie!!
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2012, 08:21:30 PM »
I still use it for every firing. With this, there is no reason at all to consider running a gas line to a burner inside the WFO. Not sure every deck material can handle the high heat and thermal shock, but I've never had a problem, evening firing in single digit (F) temps.  

Lately I've been cranking my cactus burner up as high as it will go and still stay lit and let it blast heat into the oven for 20-30 minutes at the start-up. The wood is really easy to light after that.

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« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2012, 08:27:12 PM »
To be clear. I do that for the heat not to make the wood easy to light.
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« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2012, 06:03:29 AM »
Hello,

I just picked up my 42" mobile wood-fired pizza oven from Andrew White out of Maine... a real artist/artisan. An unique beautiful oven.

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« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2012, 08:32:54 AM »
Wow that thing looks really nice. What is the outside made from, copper?

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« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2012, 06:19:48 AM »
What kind of pizzas are you going to make out of this beauty?

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« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2012, 06:43:15 AM »
Hello,

The outside is some kind of stucco...really do not know.  As far as what kind of pizza....hmmm probably a hybrid that taste good to us and our costumers...I guess a combo of NY and Neopolitan.