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Old 09-08-2012, 12:04 PM
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Arg! It's looking like it'll work fine Captain Chip!

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I have visions with Kurt Russel as Captain Ron!! There are some great moments in that movie..

Arg!!



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Old 09-09-2012, 05:17 PM
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Well the porthole door is done and performs beautifully, I tested it with a well saturated oven with a starting temp of 420F 215C and after two hours the temp dropped to 410F 210C so I am very happy with the performance. Ambient was about 75F 24C.

I used a 5/16 square u-bolt cut in half to provide standoffs for the wood handles. The handles are drilled in the ends so the receive the cut end of the u-bolt.

I decided to use the handle hole to put in a thermometer held in place with two silicone washers.

(Sorry Al, no nautical theme design yet.) and No bread yet John

Here are the photos.

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Old 09-09-2012, 06:07 PM
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Pictures with porthole door in place.

That temp is 390F 4 hours after first reading of 420F (middle photo). And the door had been off a few times. For fitting and other things.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:28 PM
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Points for originality, aesthetics, and coolness!
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:26 PM
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Twenty four hour temperature report. Not as good as my 4 inch thick insulated door but not bad Temp 305F after 24 hours down 115F. It was 58 F last night. and got to 83F today.

I think it will make a fine baking door.

I still need to put a rope seal on the door so it may get a little better.

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:07 PM
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Wow that looks prett cool. Glad it worked out so well. How did your San marzzano tomatoes turn out? I got a ton of them from my plant.

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Old 09-10-2012, 08:14 PM
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How did your San marzzano tomatoes turn out? I got a ton of them from my plant.

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Sweet and tasty none of them have made it to pizza yet but have used in a couple of salads and just eaten off the vine. Two in pots are producing but plants are small the 4 in the ground are huge and just started to produce red fruit, squirrels have gotten several of the low hanging pink ones so we are waiting.

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:53 PM
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I made a few batches of pizza sause with the fresh tomatoes and it was very tasty. I also made a few batches of salsa, and they make great salsa as well. Gives it a nice sweet flavor.

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I made a few batches of pizza sause with the fresh tomatoes and it was very tasty. I also made a few batches of salsa, and they make great salsa as well. Gives it a nice sweet flavor.

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Picked a few today, The larger ones have their roots in the ground the smaller ones are from the plants in pots.

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