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Re: Cutting blocks, curing concrete and heat

To: Roger <>,
Subject: Re: Cutting blocks, curing concrete and heat
From: Mike Rambour <>
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2002 18:55:36 -0800
At 06:37 PM 11/3/2002 -0800, Roger wrote:
>The approach, as I recall, was to let the mortar cure for,
>maybe thirty (?) days, before the first fire.  Then the first
>fire was a low heat fire.

   The manufacturer of the oven has said almost the same thing...but they 
said wait 2 days then fire a very low fire for 5 days prior to the first 
real "cooking" fire.  Basically a handful of kindling thrown in a few times 
a day, no firewood for 5 days.  The oven I am building is a rather large 
clay/concrete thing that just sits inside all those blocks I have to put 
together, never done this kind of stuff but I have all week to do 
it.  Yesterday was my first mixing of concrete, tomorrow my first mortar.


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