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Do deck ovens require venting?

gautier88's picture

Do deck ovens require venting?

I'm planning the opening of a bakery, and trying to figure out equipment/location. One of the very first question I have is about venting. Would my space require venting if I install a deck oven to bake my artisanal bread?


Thanks for any input!

MichaelLily's picture

It depends on where you live and your type of oven. I believe gas ovens always need to be vented. Electric may not need to be. I am really hoping I won't need to.

You should check with your city or your health/agricultural department on building codes to answer your question.