#1  
Old 06-11-2010, 06:24 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Posts: 209
Default Gas firing question

I've seen a few posts on here about folks using propane wands and such to do the break in fires for their ovens. How long do you leave them burning? What process do you use? It seems like the easiest way to do it, to me. And if you get any kind of crack that requires a repair, the oven is still pristine (no soot and ash) so you don't get filthy making the repair.

So what procedures have you all used? How long do you burn it?
__________________
WCD

My slow journey to pizza.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by WoodchuckDad; 06-11-2010 at 07:50 PM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-11-2010, 07:28 AM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,855
Default Re: Gas firing question

I use 24 Hrs with my burner and it brings the oven up evenly and slowly to 250C in that time. It goes through about 6Kgs of gas. I then jump to a couple of medium fires to the 300 C range before really hitting it hard. Carbon starts burning of around 300C. My oven is small so a larger oven would require a larger burner, more time and greater gas consumption. Do a search on the forum for curing. There are a few threads.

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-11-2010, 07:53 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Posts: 209
Default Re: Gas firing question

I'm glad you suggested searching curing. I would have started curing the day after laying the last brick and now I know I need to wait a week before doign that so I don't have too much mortar shirnkage.
__________________
WCD

My slow journey to pizza.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2010, 12:41 PM
Neil2's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 1,374
Default Re: Gas firing question

"I know I need to wait a week before doign that"

If you are in a hot, dry climate it would not hurt to put a pan or pail of water sitting inside for that week.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-12-2010, 02:35 PM
Serf
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Killington, VT
Posts: 2
Default Re: Gas firing question

I am using propane to cure my oven. Day 1&2 300, Day 3 400, today 500. No cracks and easy to keep oven at a consent temp.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-13-2010, 08:59 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Posts: 209
Default Re: Gas firing question

Virginia is a very humid environment in the summer. Mother nature is providing lots of moisture.
__________________
WCD

My slow journey to pizza.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advise needed about curing and firing my wfo Wheels1974 Getting Started 5 02-09-2010 08:00 PM
cosmetic crack question and 1 year report waynebergman Pompeii Oven Construction 3 08-10-2009 03:13 PM
Question on Pizza Oven Found in Warehouse fred.collins Newbie Forum 5 10-20-2008 10:22 AM
Pouring Hearth Question telehort Getting Started 7 01-29-2007 10:20 AM
Construction of Chimney question dmun Design Styles, Chimneys and Finish 0 07-18-2005 09:08 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC