Monday, November 8, 2010

Surface Bonding Cement

You really can't trust surface bonding cement to completely protect your oven from the elements. If you cover your dome with sbc, then be sure you have a brick arch at the opening. Without the brick arch, water will find its way in through the opening and weaken or destroy your mud arch. Look at the pile of mud on the floor of this mini-oven. A heavy rain was the culprit.

2 comments:

Emiliano said...

very interesting post...
I am going to build my own earth oven on next Spring, and of course it would come with a brick arch at the opening!
thank you very much!

P.S. Your blog is a great repository of earth culture... simply precious!

Breadhunter aka Stu Silverstein said...

Thanks for the kind words, and happy baking.
Stu