Pisano Oven

From: "Phil Pisano"
To: Jim Buckley
Subject: Pisano/Stillwaggon
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003

Dear Jim,

I am not at all unhappy with the depth of the tunnel (approx. 17" from the face of the stone veneer). I think we will be very happy and get lots of good use from the oven. I think with the depth as with the other instructions they were not specific enough.

Having said that, I would also say that it would be nice to be able to shut the flue off completely with a damper of some sort. Any thoughts?

Also if you look at the last picture, you will see how much the two side pieces return into the tunnel opening. I would be real neat if the Terracotta piece had a lip in it for the door to fit against.

By phone Phil had some additional suggestions:

1) We should weld two handles on the door and orient them vertically. The one horizontal handle twists when you try to lift the door with it.

2) The "fit" wasn't great, according to the masons who had to trim the extension pieces to enlarge the tunnel at the oven end. 3) He thought the Instructions were lacking (I know that - my problem) and he made the tunnel way too deep. He doesn't seem to mind but I would think it hard to work in the oven. He thought the entrance tunnel could be wider, but maybe it's just too deep.


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