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Old 06-04-2014, 05:00 AM
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How's you oven going now! Seems I've missed some of your progress
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:13 PM
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I didn't read all of threads, but I get the gist of it for curing.... My question is, I can't be there every day to light up and cure the oven. Can I cure for two days, wait three, start curing for one day wait three and then finish curing the next two.... Is there a problem if there is a gap between days to cure? Thank you. Ray
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:52 AM
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Hi all,

Quick question... having waited patiently for 4 weeks, I'm following the 7-fire plan. I've just finished fire 3.

Using my infra-red point and shoot thermometer, I get different temperature readings all over the oven. For example, on today's fire I clocked the apex of the dome at around 220 C, the chimney gas at 120 degrees C and then anything from 80 C up depending where on the dome I was pointing (low and to the side being the lowest).

So... which temperature do I go by?
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:09 PM
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don't get to hung up on this process. The temp will and should be highest at the top. Think of the fire brick that is 4" thick needs a long time of steady heat to allow for the brick to obsorb the heat. For a new build it is good to make small fires at first to slowly cure the morter but I found that just adding a pc of wood every so often to maintain a long fire that is low temp to penetrate the brick. This will get out the moisture. then each day do hte same thing but get the temp a little hiher each time.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:02 PM
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I didn't read all of threads, but I get the gist of it for curing.... My question is, I can't be there every day to light up and cure the oven. Can I cure for two days, wait three, start curing for one day wait three and then finish curing the next two.... Is there a problem if there is a gap between days to cure? Thank you. Ray
No problem waiting longer in between fires. In fact there may be an advantage because it gives the moisture present, time to migrate back to the drier parts which then allows you to heat the oven more evenly without having such a huge difference in temperature and hence differing expansion rates.

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:12 PM
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Hi all,

Quick question... having waited patiently for 4 weeks, I'm following the 7-fire plan. I've just finished fire 3.

Using my infra-red point and shoot thermometer, I get different temperature readings all over the oven. For example, on today's fire I clocked the apex of the dome at around 220 C, the chimney gas at 120 degrees C and then anything from 80 C up depending where on the dome I was pointing (low and to the side being the lowest).

So... which temperature do I go by?
IR thermometers can be rather misleading in that they read the surface temperature. 10 mm below the surface will give you a lower temp, particularly when you are driving out the water. This big difference in temperature leads to a big difference in expansion rates which can cause damage either microscopically or as visible cracking. Just take it slower than you think is prudent and you should be ok. Also try reading the whole curing thread to get more of an idea what's going on.
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