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Old 02-12-2013, 06:33 PM
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Recently i talked to a guy who sells and builds ovens. He suggested i use one of these to cure the oven. Electric Charcoal Starter-812-9137-S at The Home Depot
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: Firing After a Long Cold Winter

A plain old charcoal chimney starter works great too!

Check out Karangi Dude's Heat bead Method .

It gives you plenty of control to start slow and then later ramp up the heat toward the end of the cure.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:54 AM
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Here is my solution. However, be sure to keep the flame on low or have something where the flame can impinge upon (several bricks.) If not, the flame hitting the dome may crack it (experience) Yes, in this pic I have a normal firing, but you get the idea I hope.

Just a standard weed burner attached to a propane bottle. My gas line is 16 feet long to ensure separation.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:51 PM
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Do all ovens get wet during the winter and is there a way to keep it dry?
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:14 PM
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I would think you could tarp it...but that might look very good in your yard. I've got my oven covered with stucco and elastomeric paint. And I have a little roof over the parts likely to allow water to get into the oven.





I also have a vent in the back of the oven enclosure placed for the purpose of giving moisture an easy way out should there be water present when I fire.

My oven has "weathered" one winter, uncovered, with no indication of any moisture issues. That being said, we only get about 13-14 inches of rain per year here. Virtually all of it falls over the course of three months, but it's still not a lot compared to most places.

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My gas line is 16 feet long to ensure separation.
You can buy flash back arestors.
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