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ThermoJax 09-28-2010 04:15 PM

My Insblock 19 got wet
 
The storm was coming and we hadn't had rain in quite some time, so I wasn't prepared. I have a 4 inch concrete pad with 2 inches of insblock19 on top of it and then my floor and walls in progress. The storm was mighty and big. I quickly put a piece of plywood on top of course 7 and then a tarp, I followed with another tarp, only to find the next day that something had failed and my 2 inch insblock19 had been saturated, at least at the edges by water. The build is 3/4 over. Should I pull the plug? My gut says screw it. Go with it and any water trapped will work its way out during firings. What say you?

Thanks,

Tom

Les 09-28-2010 05:52 PM

Re: My Insblock 19 got wet
 
Tom,

I left some block out all winter with weight on top of it as a test. When it dried it was in good shape - keep going.

Les...

dmun 09-29-2010 09:53 AM

Re: My Insblock 19 got wet
 
Yes, insblock19 is good stuff. My oven was semi-exposed all winter with no degradation of the insulation layer at all.

ronwass 05-30-2013 08:48 AM

Re: My Insblock 19 got wet
 
Yay. Good to hear. I want to start my build while my concrete is still curing and I am whetting it down.

Johnny the oven man 06-05-2013 09:40 PM

Re: My Insblock 19 got wet
 
Ive soaked CalSil board in a bucket of water for several days, dried it out, and it was as good as new. Tough stuff.

fragarcolin 06-06-2013 12:23 AM

Re: My Insblock 19 got wet
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ThermoJax (Post 99892)
The storm was coming and we hadn't had rain in quite some time, so I wasn't prepared. I have a 4 inch concrete pad with 2 inches of insblock19 on top of it and then my floor and walls in progress. The storm was mighty and big. I quickly put a piece of plywood on top of course 7 and then a tarp, I followed with another tarp, only to find the next day that something had failed and my 2 inch insblock19 had been saturated, at least at the edges by water. The build is 3/4 over. Should I pull the plug? My gut says screw it. Go with it and any water trapped will work its way out during firings. What say you?

Thanks,

Tom


There is nothing much wrong with it so you can easily go with it.
All the best..:)


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