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phippsj 11-15-2010 05:11 PM

Curing Cracks
 
So, I guess my second fire went a bit too hot (or the fire went too high because it touched the top of the dome). I wound up getting those 1/32" cracks around the dome in various places. I can't see them from the inside. So far I assume it will be OK once I cover with blanket.

My question is, suppose I can see a crack from the inside. What would I do in that case? Are the cracks a major issue, or does it just mean that insulation will be even more important?

Thanks!
-jared

dmun 11-15-2010 06:38 PM

Re: Curing Cracks
 
It's a rare oven that doesn't have hairline cracks. The oven moves everytime it heats up, and cools down, and masonry is inherently brittle. The good news is that we've never heard of a pompeii style oven that collapsed.

phippsj 11-15-2010 06:58 PM

Re: Curing Cracks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmun (Post 102250)
It's a rare oven that doesn't have hairline cracks. The oven moves everytime it heats up, and cools down, and masonry is inherently brittle. The good news is that we've never heard of a pompeii style oven that collapsed.

That's good. I can't see any cracks inside the oven still, but the crack ended up going around the oven in a complete circle (although not all on the same course). That actually had me pretty concerned. I will look close tomorrow when I can stick my head back in. I thought I saw steam (or smoke) coming out of one, but it is not very wide so I don't think it is from the inside of the oven... if that even makes sense.

Nothing is movable though. Maybe cracks are not all that bad! That's what I am going to tell myself all night.

Ken524 11-17-2010 06:43 AM

Re: Curing Cracks
 
Jared,

You probably saw steam coming out the cracks. Your oven is still wet from construction (and will be for a few more fires).

I also have those hairline cracks that circle the entire dome. They don't cause any problems.

Take a picture of your cracks and post it. We all love comparing our cracks and consoling one another.;)

Optionparty 11-17-2010 08:47 AM

Re: Curing Cracks
 
A bit technical.
Designer Bacteria Can Heal Cracks in Concrete Buildings | LiveScience

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Carl

Ken524 11-19-2010 02:37 PM

Re: Curing Cracks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Optionparty (Post 102353)

Wow. I wonder if they have a high-heat refractory version of the little buggers?

Optionparty 11-19-2010 03:23 PM

Re: Curing Cracks
 
Self-Destructing Bacteria Heals Cracked Concrete : TreeHugger

Carl


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