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Offline PaulB

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Using the ash pit
« on: May 17, 2011, 07:03:53 PM »
I would like some advice on ash pit design.  I am making a Scott-style oven with the ash pit slot in front of the door.  But every photo I see of ovens shows wood storage under the pit with wood in the doorway.  What do people typically use to receive the ashes and how, if the wood is there?  I would like to design a laundry shoot type of thing that takes the ashes to a holding area with access for clean out via an ash pit door on the side.  Has anyone done this or anything similar?   Thanks in advance.

Offline carbon

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Re: Using the ash pit
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 07:53:31 PM »
I can't comment on the ash pit but since you came to a pizza site perhaps we can convince you to build a pompeii oven instead of an AS style oven.

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Re: Using the ash pit
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 10:15:42 AM »
Please re-think the AS oven.  His design is not good.  Regarding ashes, why make 2 messes instead of 1?  You have to remove the ashes, so just take them out the door and put them in an ash can instead into an ash dump and then later cleaning the ash pit.