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dsm 07-17-2012 09:39 AM

Hair line crack ?
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Hello just got my oven temp to 700 deg and just noticed a crack in my arch just wondering if this is ok the crack seems to go thru the brick..all answers appreciated thanks..


Les 07-17-2012 09:44 AM

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Cracks happen. We have seen far worse, I think you will be fine.

ggoose 07-17-2012 04:20 PM

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I've got a crack in my dome that is a bit larger than that. I will put some hi-temp caulk on it someday. It doesn't affect performance.

dsm 07-17-2012 04:22 PM

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Ok thanks , was just worried cause it was the arch. If it gets any bigger i will fill it

dsm 07-28-2012 11:29 AM

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Hey guys now i think i have a problem that crack before was nothing compared to this one now it starts at bottom of the dome and goes all the way up to dome ..can someone tell me what i should do please, now im freaking out.


Les 07-28-2012 11:52 AM

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As I said Dave, cracks happen. There really isn't much you can do about it and I don't think it will be a problem. I have seen one oven that had a 5/8 inch crack - that is huge! He was still able to enjoy his oven and it didn't come crashing down.

dsm 07-28-2012 11:55 AM

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wow it sucks ,,you put all that hard work into something you try to get it perfect ya know. i was going to cancel my pizza party tomorrow because of you say just leave it alone huh?

ggoose 07-28-2012 12:12 PM

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That one looks about like mine, though mine cuts through a few bricks (doesn't stay in the joints). I have found that it expands a bit when hot, then closes up to just larger that yours when cool. I wouldn't worry about it. If it will make you sleep better, try and seal it, and when you figure out how to get grout or hi-temp caulk into that tiny crack, please let me know :D


Neil2 07-28-2012 01:21 PM

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I would only worry about it if bricks start to fall out onto your pizza

Ken524 07-28-2012 03:12 PM

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No worries, I have a crack just like it! Your oven created it's own expansion joint exactly where it needed one. The oven will continue to use this same crack each time it's fired to expand and contract. Do NOT fix it. Chances are it's the last one you'll get.

Your work looks great! Time for pizza.

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