Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Keeping the Heat In a Brick Oven

high temp insulation (yeah!)
I'm often asked if a brick oven will heat a room.  It is the intent of a brick oven to contain heat and the hope of a brick oven baker that the heat will stay in the oven for a long period of time.  To this end ovens need to be insulated well. 
outer door with double handles
I use 'Foamglas' beneath the floors and 6-8" of ceramic fiber blanket around the dome.

stainless steel inner insulating door

This leaves only the mouth as the exit point of BTUs.  The recently completed oven at Pietree Orchard has both a steel outer door and a stainless steel inner door.  The inner door contains 3" of ceramic fiber insulation.

Tests over the next month will graph the retention of heat that we are able to attain.  Stand by for details.

1 comment:

  1. Such a nice information about authentic brick ovens. I also got some information about high temperature insulation. Which is very helpful for my upcoming project.