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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena

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  • Light for the Oven ?

    Hi Everyone,
    Looking to purchase some sort of mountable light for the oven instead of always using my flashlight. What does everyone use when you have to look in there? Recommendations are appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Bill from Michigan

  • #2
    Re: Light for the Oven ?

    If you keep a fire on the side you won't need a light. And if you are roasting or baking then the door will be closed anyhow.
    Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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    • #3
      Re: Light for the Oven ?

      Bill,
      this has been a contention with members for ages. I built into my chimney void 2 down lights in a simple stainless steel bracket which aims the lights across the oven entrance and light up completely the oven floor. See:

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...10-a-2119.html

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      I built similar for Hendo's oven but his widow decided to go with the 2 LED lights which we mounted just outside the oven front arch and directed like mine across the oven floor. We had too do this because they were made from plastic and would not cope with the heat that would be going up the chimney and might not cope with any heat if any coming out the front of the oven arch as his chimney void is much smaller than mine. His oven is yet to be fired and proven.
      The pics are of their performance. I would not have anything less, and are easy to make and install. All they need is the occasional clean of the lens once a year.

      Neill
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      Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

      The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


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      • #4
        Re: Light for the Oven ?

        Neill,
        How does the plastic insulation stand up to the heat?
        How far up from the floor did you mount the lights?
        Did you use low voltage lights?
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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        • #5
          Re: Light for the Oven ?

          Wow,, love the whole lighting thing.. Not really a problem for me, But any chance for an upgrade is a bonus... Now I have to go out and see how i can retrofit something

          Thanks for the ideas

          Mark

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          • #6
            Re: Light for the Oven ?

            Here is link to my approach on oven lighting.

            I cut holes in to bricks in the decorative archway and embedded ceramic light sockets. It works great.

            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/ch...html#post12844

            The lights get sooty and need to be cleaned every other firing but it's just a wipe with a paper towel.

            I put the switch to the right of the oven.

            Christo
            My oven progress -
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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            • #7
              Re: Light for the Oven ?

              David

              How does the plastic insulation stand up to the heat?
              There is no plastic insulation in or around the lights. They are the metal down lights mounted in a stainless steel bracket and some off cut thermal blanket was stuffed in and around them to help protect the fibreglass insulated wiring.

              How far up from the floor did you mount the lights?
              They are mounted directly behind the front decorative arch and just up out of sight

              Did you use low voltage lights?
              I had (and still have) a dozen or so 240v lights that I got through my son for around Aus $4 each. Some low voltage would work just as well. I ensured that I have the hood and chimney well earthed for safety sake.


              Neill
              Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

              The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


              Neillís Pompeiii #1
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
              Neillís kitchen underway
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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              • #8
                Re: Light for the Oven ?

                Thanks Neill,
                I think it would be difficult to retro fit. I think I'll stick with the oven flame. As my oven cools and the pizzas take longer the flame sometimes dies, so I use my trusty blowpipe to ignite the flame again. A switch would be nice, but I also like the primeval fire connection.
                Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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