We built our oven last summer into fall. We ran out of time to waterproof the stucco, we did fire it up one weekend though.
We covered it with a heavy packing blanket and a tarp…with air flow. A lot of snow certainly piled on top of it. It seems to have made it through the winter. Do now we are itching to get it water proofed and begin curing.
Since the oven is at our cabin, that means we are generally here weekends only. Will we need to cure over 3 weekends before use?
Model - 28" Mattone Cupola
I should also add we have 3 layers of 2" ceramic insulation, with more on top to create the “dome” look.