We get alot of requests for Oven / Fireplace combination Units.
There are several things you want to consider when doing a combination install, the most important of which are:
- Do you intend on using the Fireplace and the Oven at the same time?
- How much area do you have to work with?
- What is your ventilation strategy?
- Are your cooking area and entertaining area going to be separated?
Typically, you want to consider one of three options.
- A side by side installation is the most common as the units perform better with independent venting. The key advantage is your only space limitation is the size of your yard as the oven depth doesn't interfere with the Fireplace vent. Also, you can use both units simulataneously. Here are some links to examples of finished installations.
- http://www.fornobravo.com/pizza_oven_photos/residential_ovens/Newyork.html (This one is in process)
- A stacked type of installation where the Fireplace is below the oven. This is less common and a key consideration is calculating the fireplace and oven draw requirements. Another key issue is the Ovens are a front vent application and fireplaces generally vent out the center or back of the unit. This means the install depth of the firebox extends backwards. We get asked if the fireplace heat can be used to assist the oven. We strongly advise against that. The oven is designed to retain heat, a fireplace to project. Our ovens are insulated the cooking surface so any heat form the fireplace would simply get trapped below.
- An offset installation. Your are not limited by this type of installation as it is similar to a staggered install, but will use a shared base / hearth concept.
Feel free to contact us with any questions at 800-407-5119 or email us at email@example.com with any design questions.
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