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Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

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Rain and my unfinished oven

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  • Rain and my unfinished oven

    Hello all, My oven is basically finished with a good cured mortar layer over my insulation. I will likely be tiling with a mosaic or slate. Ive cured the oven properly and used it several times and all has gone well. Here's my question is the mortar porous enough where rain would soak back in and cause re introduction of moisture? Ive got it covered but with big winds its questionable and is still getting some rain.There is a a sealing product my mason recommended but i hesitate to do anything until the weather clears? Thx for any advice

  • #2
    Re: Rain and my unfinished oven

    Yes, unless its sealed or covered with a roof moisture will always be a problem.

    I sealed mine with acrylic paint bit it wasnt enough, Ive now got a roof over the entire area.
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    • #3
      Re: Rain and my unfinished oven

      Once you've done the initial cure you shouldn't need to go back to do the whole curing process again, but after heavy rain it's a good idea to do a drying fire the day before you want to cook. If it has moisture in it then more of the energy put in is used to convert the water to steam, resulting in a slower temp build up.
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      • #4
        Re: Rain and my unfinished oven

        "is the mortar porous enough where rain would soak back in"

        Yes. Cover it with a tarp when not in use. Here is what mine looks like:
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        Last edited by Neil2; 11-20-2010, 02:43 PM.


        • #5
          Re: Rain and my unfinished oven

          Also be careful what you seal it with if your ultimate goal is to mosaic it. Some types of sealers will not allow you to do so.


          • #6
            Re: Rain and my unfinished oven

            Thanks All, Do you suggest it be covered even after mosaiced then?


            • #7
              Re: Rain and my unfinished oven

              Another? What product would you suggest for a good seal and can that product still be mosaiced. Or are some of you saying that no matter how i finish the dome should be covered in inclement weather?


              • #8
                Re: Rain and my unfinished oven

                If you can find Thoroseal, that is your fastest, easiest, cheapest way to seal it and also allow you to mosaic it. You will need nothing else after that.