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  • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

    Ok,,,, I was reading the thread on oven curing and thought why am I sitting here??, lets knock the first one out! So I grabbed a couple of shoe boxes and a small piece of oak and an Aim-A-Flame!
    Ive had a heat lamp in it for 3-4 days and the outside has been warm to the touch. I saw 300 briefly but 200 consistently for 15 minutes or so.

    It's hard to tell how it draws, alot of smoke because Im burning cardboard. Seems like 70% goes up the stack and the rest out the front. If it comes down to it, I can grind out a little more of my opening.

    LOTS of smoke! (I dont think my Owl is going to be happy up there)

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    Last edited by GarnerAC; 09-29-2013, 02:33 PM.
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    • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

      Neat to have an owl in the house.
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      • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

        I don't think they will leave. Ours seem to come out every time I BBQ. Pretty cool birds!
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        • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

          Originally posted by Les View Post
          I don't think they will leave. Ours seem to come out every time I BBQ. Pretty cool birds!
          If thats an Eastern Screech, its a big one! I never see mine outside of its box. Well,once did I see her fly out and i think its because I was working around that area and spooked her. Cool shot Les!
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          • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

            You have a beautiful oven, Doug. There are some owls around here, if you go out right at dusk you should see them stretching their wings for the night.

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            • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

              great job on the oven. Now i have to build me an owl house.
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              • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                Your draw should improve slightly when you install the decorative arch.
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                • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                  Am I correct in thinking that once I get to cooking temps, I wont have as much smoke? Im just doing 300-400 degree curing fires now.
                  If there is little or no wind it sucks the smoke right up the stack but if a gust of air disturbs the rhythm them I get smoke out the arch.
                  I do think I'll grind off a little more entry left and right sides where u can maybe see where I tried to mark it with a bad Sharpie

                  Thanks for the compliments and encouragement guys!

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                  • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                    Are you going to go higher on the vent. I think that would help more than grinding the brick. And yes, as it gets hotter the smoke is reduced a lot.
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                    • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                      Normally, it smokes for 5-10 minutes, then there is no more visible smoke.

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                      • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                        don't bother grinding that yet. I can see from your pic that your fire is pretty smoky. As Tscar says, the smoke will stop after a few minutes - but only if the fire is really going. I can see the fire in the pic is @ the state where there is a visible line of smoke going out on top, air coming in on bottom. When you get a little farther on curing and can get the fire really going, I think you won't have a problem.
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                        • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                          All new ovens are rather smokey until you get them a bit drier, keep firing.
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                          • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                            OK, I'll slow down and wait to see what a REAL fire will do. Im out here pouring the hearth for underneath the granite rigt now and almost no smoke coming out.
                            thanks
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                            • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                              Originally posted by Les View Post
                              Are you going to go higher on the vent. I think that would help more than grinding the brick. And yes, as it gets hotter the smoke is reduced a lot.
                              Les, 3' is all Im planning to do. I can always add but it might look odd at 5'
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                              • Re: 42" build in Central Texas

                                Just for the heck of it, try preheating your flu. No more work involved, it only takes a few seconds, and it don't cost nuthin' .
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