Should the Chimney be Inside, or Outside, the Oven Chamber?

The location of the vent depends primarily on the size of your oven, where there are two basic options. For smaller ovens, where weight and overall sizes are the primarily driving design factors, then the vent is typically places in the front of the oven, inside the oven chamber. The oven breaths cold air in through oven opening across the fire, and it exhausts hot air from combustion out through the vent. With this type of oven, you will note that the chimney has a damper that the chef uses to control air flow and seal off the oven for retained heat baking…

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