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Oven problems

August 26, 2010 - 2:18am -- Lloyd28

Hi


I have just made a earth oven following kiko denzer's book but altough I can fire it up successfully


I cant get it to retain the heat for very long.I used earth and vermiculite in the insulation layer but the outside plaster coat


does get quite warm after a half hour fire.


Have i got to put thicker insulation layer? I can cook everything else except bread properly


Any suggestions greatfully received


lloyd 

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