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Old 10-24-2012, 11:58 AM
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Completely unrelated to pizza ovens, but I am totally making progress on my yard transformation. I had some guys in this week and my front yard went from this:
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I'm in Seattle, where everything seems to be built on a hill. I have struggled for a couple years trying to figure out what to do with that space - all the while maintaining the look of living in a hovel. I am very happy with the transformation. Going shopping for some plants tomorrow to fill in the space.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:10 PM
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Not much going on for me in the oven department, but I am happy to report -

I have a door!

I had to learn to weld in order to build this thing. Those of you with mad welding skillz may find my efforts a bit amateurish (and I would agree they are). I bought a used HF 90Amp flux welder off craigslist and went to town. With the help of my trusty grinder I was able to get the thing looking ok. here's the details

- 16 gauge mild steel
- 2 inches of CF blanket as insulation
- Weight is 10 pounds, 2 oz
- High temp thermometer sourced from our hosts. It's mounted on a 5/16" nut welded to the back of the front plate. I was pretty proud of figuring that out.
- 1/4" of space between the door and the oven wall. I may get some CF rope to act as a gasket, we'll see how well it works.

It still needs a coat of high temp primer and high temp paint, and I need to figure out handles.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:25 PM
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How do you remove your hot door? Ceramic suction cups?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:55 PM
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that's the "I need to figure out handles" part
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:51 PM
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that's the "I need to figure out handles" part
You may want to try something like this but welded to the outside now that you are a certified welder.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:53 PM
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interesting. I was thinking about something like this which might use the same sort of fitting
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interesting. I was thinking about something like this which might use the same sort of fitting
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I started with all metal handles and they got to hot so I changed them to wood.

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Interesting. Through an insulated door?

I think the spring handles are supposed to dissapate heat. That's what they use on Smokers and Wood Stoves
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I think the oven being very hot and the metal door and the protected area of the flue arch all add up to heating the metal handles. Your milage may vary.

You will be surprised as to how much heat migrates to the front of the door and radiates off the front panel due to the weld connection. If or when I build my next door I will isolate the back from the front even more than I did the first time.

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:57 AM
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Hey Dee,

Your new welding skills far exceed my existing skills. All of my welds I have to hide!
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