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Old 09-28-2010, 04:15 PM
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The storm was coming and we hadn't had rain in quite some time, so I wasn't prepared. I have a 4 inch concrete pad with 2 inches of insblock19 on top of it and then my floor and walls in progress. The storm was mighty and big. I quickly put a piece of plywood on top of course 7 and then a tarp, I followed with another tarp, only to find the next day that something had failed and my 2 inch insblock19 had been saturated, at least at the edges by water. The build is 3/4 over. Should I pull the plug? My gut says screw it. Go with it and any water trapped will work its way out during firings. What say you?

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:52 PM
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Tom,

I left some block out all winter with weight on top of it as a test. When it dried it was in good shape - keep going.

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Old 09-29-2010, 09:53 AM
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Yes, insblock19 is good stuff. My oven was semi-exposed all winter with no degradation of the insulation layer at all.
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Yay. Good to hear. I want to start my build while my concrete is still curing and I am whetting it down.
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Ive soaked CalSil board in a bucket of water for several days, dried it out, and it was as good as new. Tough stuff.
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The storm was coming and we hadn't had rain in quite some time, so I wasn't prepared. I have a 4 inch concrete pad with 2 inches of insblock19 on top of it and then my floor and walls in progress. The storm was mighty and big. I quickly put a piece of plywood on top of course 7 and then a tarp, I followed with another tarp, only to find the next day that something had failed and my 2 inch insblock19 had been saturated, at least at the edges by water. The build is 3/4 over. Should I pull the plug? My gut says screw it. Go with it and any water trapped will work its way out during firings. What say you?

Thanks,

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There is nothing much wrong with it so you can easily go with it.
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