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Old 03-09-2008, 09:42 AM
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Lovely door Dave! Nice material and cool handles, I like it!

...I know its probably been discussed before, but how well does soapstone insulate? Can you touch the door when its in place on the hot oven?
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:52 PM
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Nice Door! Just out of curiousity, how much do you think it weighs?
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:31 PM
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this door weighs about 30 pounds , a little heavy but mostly i just slide it out and keep it on the shelf when firing oven or cooking with the dooor open
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:46 PM
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Yeah, a little heavy. Mine's probably close to 20. I estimated 10 awhile ago, but it's way heavier than that. 30 LBS going in and out of the entryway will chip hot fire bricks easily. Be careful with that battering ram!
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:57 AM
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Made a start today on the insulated door I mentioned in an earlier post - this is a proof-of-concept thing rather than a prime example of metalwork (see attached pics).

The idea was to have a door in which no metal parts touch, and all is spaced by rigid insulation, say calcium silicate board...

I used galvanised sheet metal from a long-defunct luxury electric oven that failed miserably many times in its 13-year-life - may still use two panes of heat-proof glass in an outer door for the flue arch :-)

Cut the sheets with tin snips and bent up a series of tabs to hold the calsil in place.

All I need now is a way to glue the two calsil half moons together and attach a handle!

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Old 03-14-2008, 04:12 PM
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5 minutes away. I live off the 80 and N. McCarren coming into town (NW reno). If you want to pick up the piece when visiting you are more than welcome to.

Acoma,

No plans to come up anytime soon unfortunately. Let me know the cost and I will pay for the shipping if you can part with some of your material. Thanks for the generous offer.
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Old 04-20-2008, 04:56 AM
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I wouldn't have any ceramic fibre anywhere near food I was intending to consume. It's a class 2 (whatever that is ) carcinogenic. Stick to vermicrete or a castable insulating mix.
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:53 AM
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can you describe or tell me what material soapstone is, I like the look of it. I would like to try and source something close to it in Australia.

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Old 05-04-2008, 07:17 AM
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Soapstone is a soft, naturally quarried stone with good fire resistance and heat holding characteristics. It's used in woodstoves, and I've seen it used on the floors of WFO's
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:37 PM
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OK, thanks, it sounds like refractory bricks, we can get those here in all shapes and sizes, thats a great idea. I've used it on my oven dome and wall, really easy to shape. Thanks again

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