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Old 06-19-2013, 07:20 PM
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I'm thinking of making the decorative arch out of standard brick with the keystone being a piece of granite with an L engraved in it. Something like this photo.
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Light up my oven this morning for 1.5 hours with my lamps. My floor averaged 115F and my dome peaked at 185F. I'll turn it back on at 4 when I get out of work and leave it on till 10.... we'll see what happens.
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Picked up 8 bags of this stuff to burry my oven in once my enclosure is up:

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looks like your curing process is going well. I like the idea of using lamps for the first leg of the cure. I was thinking I would use one of those BBQ charcoal lighter wands (the one that gets hot like a electric range top coil) but wasnt sure how hot that would take to temp in the oven.
I think I might follow your lead
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Light up my oven this morning for 1.5 hours with my lamps. My floor averaged 115F and my dome peaked at 185F. I'll turn it back on at 4 when I get out of work and leave it on till 10.... we'll see what happens.
you can leave lights on 24/7. Your oven won't get too hot.
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Ok guys I just checked my oven after 4 hours of light and my floor was 165F and my dome was 235F and my cords were getting really soft and I could smell the rubber. I cut the power and plugged the door for now. I'll put the lights to her again tomorrow and hopefully put some fire in it this weekend if my torch comes in at Lowes!
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I would look into briquets for your next step. They're cheap and I think it is easier to control the heat than with wood. I used sterno for the second step, but it doesn't really get hot enough to do much curing. Bag of kingsford is pretty cheap.
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I would look into briquets for your next step. They're cheap and I think it is easier to control the heat than with wood. I used sterno for the second step, but it doesn't really get hot enough to do much curing. Bag of kingsford is pretty cheap.
Not a bad idea. You think 4 hours at 235F ish is enought and put in some briquets to 300F tomorrow for about 6 hours?
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K79,

I also agree with DJ on heat beads.
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Yeah, I would say keep it 300-400. Slow & low is good, but I think where you run into the most problems is when you let the heat spike up quickly. But at the end of the day cracks don't matter so much. It's like getting a door ding in a new car. Seems like a big deal, but the car still drives fine.
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