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Old 04-05-2010, 07:06 PM
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I would have made my foundation slab the same size as my stand and hearth slab. My enclosure is clad in Hardi-panel which is only ~3/8" thick, so I have about 6"-8" of foundation slab sticking out all around which I dislike the look of. To get the roof drainage beyond the slab, this also means that I ended up with a deeper roof overhang than I would have liked.
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Thats funny. There is some glass (from what I googled), that can go to over 4200 deg. If I ever build another one, I will dig a lot deeper. Shinning a light from the entry way works, but it has nothing on flipping a switch and having the inside of the oven covered in light.

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Glass itself can take high heat. The method by which it is annealed is what is important, and in some (most) glass, the cooling process introduces very high internal stresses. Google "Prince Rupert's drops".
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Glass itself can take high heat.
Most can - one will melt at 900 deg. All I am saying is that it would be very cool to have an internal light. Someone will do it on this forum, I am sure of that.

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much much more insulation in the floor
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I wouldn't have built my work surface so deep. I'm 5'9" and have problems placing wood where I want them in the oven. I could nitpick, but I'm pretty happy with the overall build.
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as for a light in the oven why can't you put an oven
light in side the newer ovens self clean at 900 deg

how hot does the fire get ?
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as for a light in the oven why can't you put an oven
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how hot does the fire get ?
My IR thermometer only goes to 968 deg. The dome goes off scale with no problem.

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Old 04-06-2010, 09:03 AM
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anyone know how hot it gets

being and electrician and a bit on the ADD side
was wondering how to light the dome

so first off lets use a 36" dome can some one tell me how hot it gets
was looking into furance's and they come with lights at 1400 deg so that would mean it might be pos.

getting close to building my dome just thought it would be cool to have

if not i'll put and outlet at the arch

or i could put a bracket for a arm light that you can remove when firing
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I guess the only other thing I would change is perhaps adding more insulation, although the oven cooks everything fantastic and the way it should, it does have a small amount of heat loss through the top of the oven...not really enough to worry me though. But seeing all those pics of you guys in snow affected areas cooking and not having any snow melt is amazing! But this maybe just the oven still curing and getting moisture out. But I too love my oven, my most fav toy at the moment...and I have had at least 8 people wanting to build one after seeing mine!!

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