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    Hi, I finished my dome and entrance on my 36" Pompeii oven. I used heat stop for mortar. Is there any additional curing concerns to take into account if I try and do my c?re while the temperature outside can be -20C? thanks

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    It is best to insulate the dome before beginning the drying fires imo. That lessons the thermal shock between the inside and outside of the dome during the drying process.
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      Thanks, I have 3” of insulating blanket that I will temporarily put on for the cure, although it won’t impact the initial temperature of the oven. Are there any concerns with doing the curing fires in the winter? Thanks

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