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Offline phdonme

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Can I use a wood oven for coal?
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:35:36 AM »
Is it possible to use a wood oven and make it a coal oven?


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Re: Can I use a wood oven for coal?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 11:38:09 AM »
for coal to work in a wood oven you will have to have a source for air under the coal(s)  I tried it in my wfo with no luck...  -Marc

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Re: Can I use a wood oven for coal?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 02:16:11 PM »
Not just air but forced air.
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Re: Can I use a wood oven for coal?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 03:19:16 PM »
Anything is POSSIBLE, but it is not probable.

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Re: Can I use a wood oven for coal?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 04:34:25 PM »
I bought 5 MESSY bags of coal last year.

After many experiments, I found that I actually had better luck with pea gravel. I used a cactus burner to heat the pebbles up over the course of five hours, then used the pea gravel to cook the pizza.  :-D

Just kidding about the pea gravel. But keeping the coal burning was futile. I did try using the leaf blower as a billow, but as soon as I let up the coals would go dormant...


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Re: Can I use a wood oven for coal?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 08:03:29 PM »
But keeping the coal burning was futile. I did try using the leaf blower as a billow, but as soon as I let up the coals would go dormant...

Not just air but forced air.
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