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Circe 03-24-2013 06:32 PM

Curing oven
Should I cure my 42 inch Pompeii before I install insulation or after I have read of people doing it both ways?

UtahBeehiver 03-24-2013 06:40 PM

Re: Curing oven
Like you said people go either way. But what type of insulation you installing? Igloo or enclosure? Cladding? Lots of variables. I cured without insulation but your case could be different.

Circe 03-24-2013 06:42 PM

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I am using ceramic fibre insulation and plan an igloo style finish. The oven is under a roof so I'm not worried about rain.

UtahBeehiver 03-24-2013 06:57 PM

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What are covering the CF with?

Circe 03-24-2013 07:37 PM

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Stucco. Thank you for responding. I have been reading your build and many others for years and now finally had time to build my own

V-wiz 03-24-2013 11:21 PM

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My plans are just like yours. I plan on curing and having it full blast before i put the insulation, because i can see how the oven performs, if it cracks, or i should say how much it cracks etc.

UtahBeehiver 03-25-2013 06:48 AM

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One thing that was suggested when I cured was to loosely cover the dome with the CF while curing to help equalize the the temperature from the inside to the outside. I did not out of forgetfulness but not a bad idea and nothing to loose.

Circe 03-25-2013 07:35 AM

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Thanks again for the quick response. On another note I have several lengths of black stove pipe from an old wood stove could I use this for my chimney?

UtahBeehiver 03-25-2013 07:57 AM

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I'll defer that question to others who used single wall pipe. I used Selkirt double wall SS pipe.

V-wiz 03-25-2013 08:41 AM

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I'm either going to use a single walled pipe or no pipe, just vent it out with a red brick chimney. I am not paying $$$$ for a double walled pipe. Thats just me.

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