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Old 05-11-2009, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Little Confused?? When to cure oven?

Bsically both methods work fine, so I think you should do whatever suits your time schedule and inclination best...

I fired mine up without insulation because I was in a race against the incoming Winter and it all cured perfectly well with only very minimal cracking.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:55 PM
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Keeps the heat in the brickwork. Apart from driving out moisture, curing is also the final firing of the refractory mortar.
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Incoming silly question:
When you say things like "there will always be cracks", are these cracks along mortar joints? We're not talking about cracks in the brick are we? The Refmix I used seems stronger than brick, so I can't imagine a crack but I just want to know if these small hair line cracks are usually just in the mortar. Thanks, Dino
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I just want to know if these small hair line cracks are usually just in the mortar.
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The cracks (usually) appear where the mortar bonds with the brick. If they are small, no worries.

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