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Posted by Luciano on May 14, 2004 at 22:16:38:
In Reply to: Longevity posted by paul on May 14, 2004 at 09:59:41:
I am considering purchasing a 10-15 year-old wood fire oven from a cafe and am wanting to know how what to look for when inspecting it. What is the life span of an oven and what ongoing maintenance is required
Hello my friend, I am from Napoli Italia, their are many basic things to look out for, consult with owner to check with them. Also get a torch and when oven is not in use shine in on the inside and carefully look about for the obvious.
Please remember your No. 1 problem is not how the oven is now but how it will be once you relocate! be very carefull moving time.
How long do they last? well I am now 63yrs old my grandfather built the oven in my Deli! Maybe we are a bit lucky but he was a amazing craftsman!good luck my friend.
Ps this web site is wonderful, it reminds me of so many experiences and nice sitiutions I had.
Jamie and Katrina's brick oven with temperature gauge, in Victoria.
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Wood fired family oven and chimney project by Robert in Austria
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Pizza oven and hut built by Tony in Philippines