Originally Posted by Thermal Mass
Hello fellow cheese head!
Finally stopped raining last night, now it is freezing pretty well.
I keep the oven flue and approach tarped during winter and inclement weather.
The dome has three layers of waterproof render coat and is done "moving". The few hairline cracks have been caulked. (this is part of the finish "process")
Once the weather gets into the 50's, two more render coats will finish the dome, a rain cap will be installed over the flue and the approach brick work will be completed.
I do periodically cook in it during winter or at least make a small fire about every week to ensure any moisture that may have "wicked" in is dried out.
Will be running her at full tilt all weekend for a significant birthday....
I AM going to try some "overnight" butt this weekend since with the door on, it holds temp very well...
If you have layers of waterproof render then you have essentially trapped in the moisture, you should always dry out the moisture then apply the water proofing agent.