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Spinal 04-06-2013 03:31 PM

re-Drying an Oven
 
So after almost a year without being used, my oven got uncovered today.

Spent a few hours adding a few layers of to the outer render before running out of bricks.

I then stuck my hand in the oven, and realized that the fire bricks are quite damp. The ceramic blanket is dry to the touch, but the vermiculite is damp.

So overall - there's A LOT of water in and around the oven. The roof isn't on yet (it's spent the winter under a tarp).

My first thought was, small fires for a week or two... so I grabbed some dry bush cuttings and lit a small fire. While it smelled great (lavender cuttings ;) ) it smoked quite badly.

I realize that the standard method is to light small fires over the course of a few days, but with all that damn, getting a small, clean burning fire won't happen.

Any ideas as to a smoke-free way to dry the oven?

M.

Gulf 04-06-2013 03:51 PM

Re: re-Drying an Oven
 
How about The Karangi Dude Heat Bead (charcoal briquettes ) treatment :)

brickie in oz 04-06-2013 04:55 PM

Re: re-Drying an Oven
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spinal (Post 149695)
Any ideas as to a smoke-free way to dry the oven?

Get an electric heat gun and aim it at the base of the fire, almost no smoke. ;)

david s 04-06-2013 05:58 PM

Re: re-Drying an Oven
 
A hair dryer works too, but use it when your wife's not home.

cobblerdave 04-06-2013 07:54 PM

Re: re-Drying an Oven
 
Gudday
Get the fire off the damp floor. A wire rack out an old fridge on a couple of bricks, some wire mesh , anything really it doesn't have to be pretty
Regards dave

Spinal 04-08-2013 01:40 AM

Re: re-Drying an Oven
 
Gonna try that tonight - I'll raise the fire AND use a hot air gun...

Who should I direct my angry neighbours at if they complain again? :p

brickie in oz 04-08-2013 01:54 AM

Re: re-Drying an Oven
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spinal (Post 149810)

Who should I direct my angry neighbours at if they complain again? :p

Maggie Thatcher and the bloody Tories.....:D

Greenman 04-08-2013 06:47 AM

Re: re-Drying an Oven
 
Too late for Maggie Thatcher. She has just passed away! Probably had enough of being blamed for everything. ;)

petanque 06-04-2013 08:09 AM

Re: re-Drying an Oven
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Spinal (Post 149810)

Who should I direct my angry neighbours at if they complain again? :p

Typically Helen Waite handles any complaints.

So they need to go to Helen Waite (hell and wait for the non native English speakers):D


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