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    My Christmas Eve project was to build a door. I'm really happy with the end result.

    The door is made from:
    16 gauge steel sheet
    8" angle iron
    Expanded metal sheet
    Heavy duty black handle (garage door handle)
    Galvanized nuts & bolts
    High Heat black spray paint
    Leftover Kaowool insulation board

    Everything but the Kaowool was purchased from Lowe's (popular US home/hardware store). I cut the 16 gauge steel easily with a Skil Jigsaw.



    Ken H. - Kentucky
    42" Pompeii

    Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

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    Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

    Very nicely done, Ken. I wonder, though, if the is any disintegration/dust factor with the Kaowool, and if it might last longer and be more food safe if it were sealed/enclosed somehow.

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    • #3
      Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

      I thought about that. I'm going to keep an eye on it. As long as the stuff is kept dry, the board is pretty firm and stable. The way it fits, I don't foresee much wear and tear on the edges.

      Time will tell.
      Ken H. - Kentucky
      42" Pompeii

      Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

      Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
      Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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      • #4
        Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

        Very clever and cool Ken! Merry Xmas...

        Les...
        Check out my pictures here:
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        If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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        • #5
          Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

          Nice looking door Ken.

          Where did you find the 16 gauge steel at Lowes?

          I couldn't find anything that heavy there.

          Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
          I hope Santa smiles on all of you!

          Dave
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          • #6
            Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

            Originally posted by asudavew View Post
            Where did you find the 16 gauge steel at Lowes?
            Hardware isle. In the same display that they keep the angle iron.

            Merry Christmas!
            Ken H. - Kentucky
            42" Pompeii

            Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

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            Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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            • #7
              Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

              Sweet.

              Looks like you have a slight flare to your oven throat. -

              I found having a flared opening to the oven allowed me to pull the door out slightly to allow air in or push it fully in to close off completely. No need for little venty things on the door.

              Looks like I'll have to go to the Big Orange Store and get some thicker sheet metal this week!!!

              Christo
              My oven progress -
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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              • #8
                Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

                Great looking door Ken. With the flat iron at the bottom, will you be able to tip the door to allow air passage for use as a draft door while burning? Perhaps just rotating it a bit will work.

                George
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                • #9
                  Re: Ken's Pompeii Door (Update)

                  Here's a long overdue update on my door. (Thanks to Mfiore for reminding me to update)

                  After reading some concerns about exposed insulation board in the oven, I modified my door with flashing (aluminum??) that I had laying in the garage. It's the stuff they sell in rolls at home centers for exterior house work (chimneys, siding, etc).

                  I disassembled the door and wrapped a long, wide piece of flashing around the edge of the board, snipping and folding as necessary to get a good fit. I made the flashing wide enough so about an inch could fold over the front and back edges.

                  A second piece of flashing was cut to fit the exposed back side of the board and is held in place with the expanded metal screen. After screwing it back together, the metal screen does a good job sandwiching everything in place.

                  Total time: about an hour.

                  So far so good. I did this early in the summer and it's still working fine.

                  I hope the photos help. The flashing is pretty well stained from heat and smoke.
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                  Ken H. - Kentucky
                  42" Pompeii

                  Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

                  Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
                  Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

                    Thanks for posting the update, Ken. That's what I was looking for!
                    Mike - Saginaw, MI

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

                      Ken,


                      That makes for a good looking door, and it should function well!

                      Nicely done..

                      JED

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ken's Pompeii Door (Update)

                        Originally posted by Ken524 View Post
                        After reading some concerns about exposed insulation board in the oven,
                        How about the exposed metal? Are some of the metal components galvanized? I think there are also safety concerns about exposing galvanized metal to the heat.
                        Mike - Saginaw, MI

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

                          I think it is likely that the galvinzed coating will vaporize at oven temperatures as the vaporization temperature of zinc is in the 740F range. Most galivinzed metal chimney flues do not reach this temperature.

                          Copper and stainless are likely better candidates for doors.

                          Christo
                          My oven progress -
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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                          • #14
                            Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

                            I don't think any of the metal parts of the door are galvanized. The flashing is aluminum (do they galvanize that?). I'm pretty sure the expanded metal I used is *not* galvanized because it rusts like crazy when exposed.
                            Ken H. - Kentucky
                            42" Pompeii

                            Pompeii Oven Construction Video Updated!

                            Oven Thread ... Enclosure Thread
                            Cost Spreadsheet ... Picasa Web Album

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ken's Pompeii Door

                              Hope it's not galv. Zinc is poisonous at high temps. Use stainless bolts or screws that face into the oven.
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