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Old 04-22-2013, 10:05 PM
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I can hardly wait to see the final oven and also the pit! I placed my insulation over the cladding, before the curing fires . So, in my mind, those cracks don't exist in my oven . Out of sight out of mind .
Lol, if you dont see it then it aint there. Unfortunately im real anal, i need to see it. Thats good and bad.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:06 PM
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No smoke coming out of the cracks right?
So far no. and i hope it stays that way. If it does get any bigger which i think it might because the stronger the fire gets the larger the cracks seem to get, ill be firing it up to 700F next time. If it does start to smoke out the cracks i will fill the cracks with high temp silicone caulking from the outside.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:36 AM
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I hope your cooking something while your firing the oven!

My rendering cracked a bit before I even lit a fire. I just put another light coat of homebrew over it and it never cracked again (and I did look before I put the roof on). IMHO I wouldn't use any of that silicon caulking, I would just stick with mortar.

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:54 AM
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I hope your cooking something while your firing the oven!

My rendering cracked a bit before I even lit a fire. I just put another light coat of homebrew over it and it never cracked again (and I did look before I put the roof on). IMHO I wouldn't use any of that silicon caulking, I would just stick with mortar.

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The cracking you experienced was probably from the mortar not curing/drying properly. If i were to fill the cracks with more mortar it would just crack again. I had a crack similar to yours at my entry arch, i filled it with mortar, cracks are gone, but with expansion cracks it wont work the same way. Thanks for your input.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:57 PM
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Ive updated my curing/cracking thread.http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/16/s...s-19241-4.html (Steady good heat without the large flames. How?)
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:21 PM
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Here is some update from the weekend. We used a grinder to widen the crack on the dome, filled them with Rutland Mortar, added 6" of ceramic fiber blanket, then stucco right over it. It came out very even and very round. The trick is to cut the insulation where they over lap. I really dont understand why most people use V-crete.








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Old 05-05-2013, 11:37 PM
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Also did some awesome prime short ribs. They were amazing.






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Old 05-05-2013, 11:51 PM
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Nice looking Igloo. and NO more cracks (once the insulation is on there are NO more cracks). Great Job.
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