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Alan Scott Oven - Join to existing wall

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MattDK

Alan Scott Oven - Join to existing wall

Hi all, my name is Matt and I'm new here.

I'm busy planing for a bread oven for home and I'd like the oven to be accessed from my kitchen which means keying it into the existing exterior wall. I've seen one or two mentions that this design is referenced in plan package 1 but can't find any additional info. Has anyone done this and can you give any advice for or against? I don't see it being very complicated to do, except that the flue would need to be angled backwards out of the house wall. Also it's a load bearing wall, but if supported while the front face of the oven is being built then I think this should be fine. Here's a pic of the general idea.

 

Any info would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Matt.

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idaveindy

What books and website resources are you using?

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MattDK

Ah, I should have mentioned that. Apart from this website, I'm using The Bread Builders as well as various build threads online. At this point I'm assessing the costs for everything and that would obviously increase by adding the oven onto the existing structure. I don't feel like I need plans as the book is pretty clear, but I did read in this post that there might be some info about this in one of the old plan packages... Otherwise, I'm hoping I can just add a lintel and go from there. Thanks 

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idaveindy

Just in case you haven't seen this source of a zillion links.

http://heatkit.com

and especially: http://heatkit.com/html/bakeoven.htm <-- has plenty of links to keep you busy for days.

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Do you expect to use your oven as a "mass heater" ?

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MattDK

Thanks a lot for those links. Looks really useful. 

RE mass heater, not really, no. I thought about it momentarily and then decided to keep it simple rather.

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Our Crumb

We also like the idea of a wfo accessible from indoors and are talking about doing one on the wall of the walk-out basement of a house we'll be moving into in a few weeks.

If you want a copy of Alan Scott's Ovencrafter's plans, I can email you a pdf.

Tom

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MattDK

Hey Tom, yes that would be amazing! Thank you. I'll PM you my email address. Much appreciated.

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codpilot

Jumping in here could I get a copy of the plans too? :)

codpilot at gmail.com

appreciation in advance!