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Do I need to paint the lintel?

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  • Do I need to paint the lintel?

    My oven design has an angle iron lintel over the door. It supports the back of the masonry chimney. Normally a lintel should be painted but I'm wondering if it's a good idea with the heat. Anybody got any advice? Will it rust? Will the paint just burn off?

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    Re: Do I need to paint the lintel?

    I used angle iron in the same way and left it unpainted. It's been in place for 5 years now with pretty much weekly baking and does not appear worn at all (i.e. no rust, no pitting, no warp, etc.) but it does get blackened & sooty during some firings. I'm positive if you painted it the paint would burn off the first time you used the oven...so relax, don't worry, have a home brew...
    Mike Stansbury - The Traveling Loafer
    Roseburg, Oregon ( www.sablesprings.com )
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      Re: Do I need to paint the lintel?

      G'day Darbster
      Same from me, I have a spare set of lintels in the shed ready tap out the old and put in the new, not been needed for 4 years now.
      G'day Stablesprings
      Looked through your pics .... Enjoyed them .... Particularly taken with the shape of you dome.....well done!
      Regards to you both
      Measure twice
      Cut once
      Fit in position with largest hammer

      My Build
      My Door


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        Re: Do I need to paint the lintel?

        Thanks for the reassurance guys!
        (no home brew Mike, but enjoyed some local craft brew : )