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  • Door (kind of)

    This a project you can do using just a broken screw driver and a piece of string. I found out that working with metal is not really my thing... exact measurements only seem to happen to other people and wood or bricks are far more forgiving. I can tell you one thing, I'll not be unhappy if I never have to drill another hole in a piece of metal ever again!

    As the whole thing is probably not going to stay entirely closed at the edges, I insulated with loose vermiculite - better that in the Pizza than errant crumbs of rockwool . Still, it'll be interesting to see how well it insulates compared to the aerated concrete I'm using as a door at the moment.

    Most of it is aluminium, except for the handles and screws, which are some other kind of metal... ever since I read that post of Archena's about which metals go together and which attack each other, I've been aprehensive about using metal (will the screws attack the washers? Will the new knob cause the iron pot to disolve?)

    So we'll see. At least it kept me occupied for a while, since I can't do any real work on the oven
    Attached Files
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    Re: Door (kind of)

    And here's one more picture I took specially for George...

    (I hope you notice that the label on the environment friendly shrimps exactly matches the colour of the wool.)
    Attached Files
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    • #3
      Re: Door (kind of)

      I like the look of the door, tell us if the handles get warm.
      RCLake

      "It's time to go Vertical"
      Oven Thread

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      • #4
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        Wow! I love the door. Now I know you can do the rain cap for the chimney!

        I'm blown away by the knitting. Gorgeous stuff Frances. Awesome colors. Something that I would have chosenfor myself.

        I'm always amazed at the work that goes into these pieces, and the way that people make them for gifts. Hours of hard work just to please someone else. Amazing!
        GJBingham
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        Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

        -

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        • #5
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          Brilliant door Frances. Fit for purpose.

          I had a vision the other night of a 'Fred Flintstone' effort made from framed 100mill/4inch Ytong block. On reflection it may be feasible. Easy to cut with a saw and attach screw-in handles.

          I've got to start taking the medication again.................

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          • #6
            Re: Door (kind of)

            Nice door....should be functional!

            You could always bend down the last curl into a foot if it has any tendency to fall back. I'm guessing with so much steel handle away from the door, those outer handles might not get too hot. I'm curious too.

            Inishta, keep taking the tablets....
            sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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            • #7
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              Frances,
              That door looks great. I suppose that should be my next project as I am getting tired of stacking and unstacking burning hot bricks. I'm thinking that door filled with vermiculite will hold the heat in nicely - let us know.

              Inishta,
              I loved the flintstones! What is ytong board? Sounds simple - I like that.

              dusty

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              • #8
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                Hi dusty.............ytong are autoclaved aerated concrete blocks. I've used them in my house build. 9"/150mm for exterior and 4"/100mm for internal walls and my nephew Richard is building a complete house with them. Kind of like a large lego set. They are lightweight and can be cut with a handsaw. I can post some photos if you are interested. I think Carl from England used them for insulation under his hearth. I also seem to remember that he did some heat tests on them. I'll see if I can find the thread.

                Last edited by Inishta; 02-22-2008, 06:14 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Door (kind of)

                  There you go .......................

                  http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f6/t...tion-2527.html

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                  • #10
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                    Thank you everybody!

                    I'll be firing up tomorrow (of course...) and I'll certainly let you know how the door performs.

                    Jim, this may be a really stupid question, but how would I best bend the curl down? Brute force? Heat it up? Hammer and anvil? I was going to prop it up, but that would be far more elegant...

                    Dusty, ytong board is a brand of aerated concrete. I've been using one for a while, insulation is quite good, the only thing is its rather crumbly. And its ugly (I think so anyway)... But who knows, maybe I'll be back to using it again by Sunday

                    How were you going to frame the Ytong Inishta? I thought if you could put a thin metal rim all the way round the edges, it might stop bits getting knocked off all the time.

                    George, you make me blush !! I must say, I don't usually knit for other people. Well, unless they're really small. Or really really deserve it.
                    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                    • #11
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                      Francis, maybe some more expert steelworkers could advise.

                      To me it depends on how stiff the steel is. Does it bend at all? It looks pretty substantial. Yes, to me you can torch it hot and it will bend easier, with hammer and anvil.

                      To people in the business, I'm sure it would be easy!
                      sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Door (kind of)

                        Great door Frances!!

                        Did I read correctly, you filled it with vermiculite?

                        I was going to do that to mine, but it is a tad too big. So I didn't have much luck with metal measurements either. (Especially after bending)
                        But I'm going to rebuild it soon.

                        Let me know how well it insulates!

                        Thanks a bunch.

                        Dave
                        My thread:
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
                        My costs:
                        http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
                        My pics:
                        http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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                        • #13
                          Re: Door (kind of)

                          Hey, anytime...

                          (I'll be master builder sometime, too)
                          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Frances View Post
                            Hey, anytime...

                            (I'll be master builder sometime, too)
                            It will be race with Xabia Jim getting there, you need another post to catch him.
                            Last edited by RCLake; 02-22-2008, 06:09 PM.
                            RCLake

                            "It's time to go Vertical"
                            Oven Thread

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                            • #15
                              Re: Door (kind of)

                              ok, here's another one (not that I'm padding at all you understand )
                              "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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