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  • Cure before building the chimney and vent?

    I am almost done with the dome of my oven and thought I would move right into the vent/chimney area.
    I noticed some ovens without the chimney.
    Should I cure the oven prior to building the vent and chimney or wait until both the dome and chimney are completed?
    Gino

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    Re: Cure before building the chimney and vent?

    Wait until you have done the vent and chimney, this will give the oven time to cure slowly.. by waiting 1-2months from dome till first fires, i have zero cracks in my dome after 3 pizza nights..

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    • #3
      Re: Cure before building the chimney and vent?

      Chidding,
      Is there a dome mortar consistency that you employed you could share?
      John

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        Re: Cure before building the chimney and vent?

        Originally posted by chidding View Post
        by waiting 1-2months from dome till first fires, i have zero cracks in my dome after 3 pizza nights..
        Probably living in WA helped with the curing.
        The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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        • #5
          Re: Cure before building the chimney and vent?

          Honestly this was my first time using mortar so I can't give you exact details. But basically made it so my plaster trowel. (used to apply plaster inside?) could stand up without falling over?
          Not sure what I did differently except for having a plastic sheet over it after every day. Also most work was in winter which means the temps were never
          Over 20degrees Celsius.

          I guess it was like a porridge consistency? Held its shape but was very pliable. I used silaset 40d from the company Sila.

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          • #6
            Re: Cure before building the chimney and vent?

            I imagine I wont be done with the dome and vent/chimney for a while.
            With the Wester PA winters, I will probably tarp the oven until spring when I can work on the exterior.
            This way I have about 5 months of curing before the first firing. My deadline is my sons high school graduation in June 2012. By that time I should be cooking pizza.
            Gino

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            • #7
              Re: Cure before building the chimney and vent?

              Thanks Chidding. I'm sure the plastic cover contributed (I used wet towels) but cool/damp conditions would seem ideal.

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