I am considering installing some K-type thermocouples into my Mattone Barile oven. I’m at the point of completing the herringbone firebrick hearth and will begin laying firebrick against the foam mold next. My thermocouple wires are three meters long and are rated to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit. I plan to lay up to four or five wires into the mortar at various locations as lay the firebrick. I’ll then run the wires between the firebrick and ceramic fiber blanket toward the front of the oven where I can connect them to my digital thermometer. My questions for anyone who has tried this:
- Are there preferred locations in the oven that I should put the thermocouple sensors e.g. back wall, ceiling, midway up the sides?
- Should I put one in the center of the hearth where my pizzas will sit? Doing so would likely open the gap in my herringbone slightly as the wires are about 1/16" in diameter.
- Any advice on this approach would be appreciated.