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Old 09-30-2013, 09:00 AM
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great job on the oven. Now i have to build me an owl house.
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Your draw should improve slightly when you install the decorative arch.
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Am I correct in thinking that once I get to cooking temps, I wont have as much smoke? Im just doing 300-400 degree curing fires now.
If there is little or no wind it sucks the smoke right up the stack but if a gust of air disturbs the rhythm them I get smoke out the arch.
I do think I'll grind off a little more entry left and right sides where u can maybe see where I tried to mark it with a bad Sharpie

Thanks for the compliments and encouragement guys!

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Are you going to go higher on the vent. I think that would help more than grinding the brick. And yes, as it gets hotter the smoke is reduced a lot.
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Normally, it smokes for 5-10 minutes, then there is no more visible smoke.
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:55 AM
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don't bother grinding that yet. I can see from your pic that your fire is pretty smoky. As Tscar says, the smoke will stop after a few minutes - but only if the fire is really going. I can see the fire in the pic is @ the state where there is a visible line of smoke going out on top, air coming in on bottom. When you get a little farther on curing and can get the fire really going, I think you won't have a problem.
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All new ovens are rather smokey until you get them a bit drier, keep firing.
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OK, I'll slow down and wait to see what a REAL fire will do. Im out here pouring the hearth for underneath the granite rigt now and almost no smoke coming out.
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Are you going to go higher on the vent. I think that would help more than grinding the brick. And yes, as it gets hotter the smoke is reduced a lot.
Les, 3' is all Im planning to do. I can always add but it might look odd at 5'
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Just for the heck of it, try preheating your flu. No more work involved, it only takes a few seconds, and it don't cost nuthin' .
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