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Old 08-16-2011, 04:32 PM
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Unhappy Water in my Primavera

We've had some heavy rain in the NE and even though I had the cap on the chimney and the door closed tight, the rain was coming sideways and a substantial amount of it is in the oven.
I started a curing fire and the water began dripping from the bottom of the base. I got high heat at the top but nothing over 400 on the sides and maybe 500 on the floor.
Is the oven a loss or can continued fires dry it out completely?
I just sent for the cover from FB; hope it's not too late.
Anything will be appreciated.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:16 PM
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Keep the fires going, it will dry out again!
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:02 PM
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If there is water in the insulation under the floor, try and lift up the tiles to expose them to more air. Those will take a long time to dry out without adding air exposure. Wouldn't be bad to keep fires going everyday to help dry it out. You don't have to use the best wood.. it can be anything. I use scrap 1x4 and 2x4's because they're cheap and it burns.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:34 PM
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Keep the fires going, it will dry out again!
Ditto - heat will prevail.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:55 AM
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Thanks, I suspected as much but I needed reassurance!
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:14 AM
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Hi Kid800,

As everyone else already said you need to re-cure the oven and if the insulation under the floor got wet, please lift the floor tiles to allow it to dry out.

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Old 08-17-2011, 12:56 PM
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Thanks, I can't wait till the cover arrives!
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hi is the cover still available? I don't see it on the home site? thank you!
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"If there is water in the insulation under the floor, try and lift up the tiles to expose them to more air. "

This can be a problem. Especially if your oven design is such that the insulation layer under your floor is confined in a "bathtub".

Repeated firings can eventually dry it out, but you may also want to consider drilling holes into this area (either from the side or bottom) to provide positive drainage to speed up the process.
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