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Frank2806 01-24-2012 05:05 AM

Cracking of in my new Bravo Pizza Oven

Can someone help me.

I have recently built a pizza oven and have been slowly been building the fires up over the last 8 days until on day 8 I built a fire large enough to cook pizzas

My issue is that all the concrete pieces have cracks in them. Some quiet large.

What I would like to know is what do I do now.

Do I go back to creating more small fires and continue to slowly build up the heat in the unit over more days? Do i patch the cracks up from the inside?

Just not sure what to do next. Or do i just cook more pizzas and not worry about the cracks?

What have I done wrong?



Lburou 01-31-2012 07:00 AM

Reassurance about cracks...
Posting some pictures in a thread located in the oven construction forum would help form our opinions and advice. :)

That said, we ALL have cracks in our ovens. some of them much larger than we want to live with. Most likely, a crack won't harm function of the oven, just our oven egos ;)

I remember how my heart sank as the curing fires revealed cracks and growing cracks. :-/

If your bricks remain solid and don't move, likely you can insulate and use the oven as is. Post some pictures and you will get some good advice. :)

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