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gummz 02-08-2011 04:51 PM

Newbie oven door idea - vermicrete + spare IFB's
 
Hi all

Ok so don';t flame me, its just an idea. ...

I have some spare IFB's, vermiculite and cement fondue left.

i was thinking if these could be used to create a good oven door.

Any pros and cons i am not aware off??

I'd cut the IFB's to about 2" thick and use the vermicrete (verimcuite + cenement fondue) to hold it together and against say a metal or wooden plate/frame.

dmun 02-08-2011 06:56 PM

Re: Newbie oven door idea - vermicrete + spare IFB's
 
I think insulating fire bricks are extremely hard to mortar together, even in a stationary situation, let alone where they need to be moved about. They are used in kilns, and there might be some method I don't know about.

There's no reason why you couldn't use them for door insulation: just enclose them in a metal sandwich like any other insulated door.

Les 02-08-2011 08:14 PM

Re: Newbie oven door idea - vermicrete + spare IFB's
 
Doors have been discussed quite a bit - here is a link where we are trying to herd the cats. :) You should be able to get some ideas and insight. Please post what you do, doors are important and our approaches are many...

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f17/...ion-15049.html

Neil2 02-09-2011 03:39 PM

Re: Newbie oven door idea - vermicrete + spare IFB's
 
"IFB's"

I built one out of IFB. I found it was too heavy and awkward. I went with aluminum backed with with oven stove insulation.

mn8tr 02-10-2011 05:50 AM

Re: Newbie oven door idea - vermicrete + spare IFB's
 
A little twist on this thread... are oven doors primarily for baking? I can't think of another application.

Neil2 02-11-2011 10:32 AM

Re: Newbie oven door idea - vermicrete + spare IFB's
 
"I can't think of another application."

The door will also help considerably with retained heat. After firing to pizza temperatures (800-1000 F) and cooking pizza, I have enough retained heat the next day (350-400 F at 2:00 PM) to slow cook a roast for dinner.

fxpose 02-13-2011 12:20 PM

Re: Newbie oven door idea - vermicrete + spare IFB's
 
A well insulated door will keep your oven hot and usable for 3 days.


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