My solution to keeping out the worst of the winter weather on my igloo finish oven. I've already got micro cracks in the render that open and close as the temperature changes, so this should help to keep the water out.
It's made from two small PE tarpaulins (from CPC). The smallest one was sewn into the bigger one to make the sleeve round the flue. The flue and front closure are done with 3" velcro. This means that you can easily fold back the front to use the oven with its coat still on.
The edge of the cover is secured by bungees clipped to stainless steel eyebolts screwed into the oven render. The tarpaulins are a bit flimsy, so I might make a mkII version sometime using a heavier Cordura type fabric.
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2014 18:04:26 GMT by albacore: Image host changed
G'day A couple of simple things that will help. An outer door to stop any rain from blowing in onto the entrance hearth bricks. They are connected to the rest of your oven and the moisture will most certainly soak the rest. Capillary action really sucks! The wood stowage has the wood on the base. Once wet the wood will hold that moisture in and eventually soak the stand. A couple of bricks and some old angle iron/ pipe will enable you to stack that wood above the base and keep it as dry as possible and let any moisture escape. Hope something here might help Regards dave