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Old 11-29-2007, 12:37 PM
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Great door Christo. I wish I had some of my insulating board left.

I bet if you slightly countersunk the screw holes, then affix a sheet of aluminum foil (shiny side up) on the hot face of your door you will decrease the screw temps alot.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:45 PM
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I bet if you slightly countersunk the screw holes, then affix a sheet of aluminum foil (shiny side up) on the hot face of your door you will decrease the screw temps alot.
Do you think the layers could be glued together with chimney/high temp caulk?
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:39 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

Expanded metal is made by cutting slits across the metal and then pulling it from both ends. The sheet metal pulls apart at each slit resulting in the diamond shaped holes in the metal.

My original plan was to make a sheet metal door and pour it full of refractory insulation (similar to cement but light and fluffy). I used to use the stuff when I worked on commerical boilers (long long time ago).

Now that I'm not under pressure to have a door fast - I can incorporate some of the suggestions!!!

Btw - after the dinner was removed I filled up the oven with wood and put the door back on - some of it was black the next morning!!! That oven is really retaining heat well!

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Old 11-30-2007, 06:50 AM
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That's my plan with the wood too. Kiln dry the next load with leftover heat from the last.

Thanks for the explaination of the expanded metal. My building knowledge is pretty limited beyond basic concrete work. I was looking through a book on masonry last night, and there it was - expanded metal lathe.

I guess I should be working on my door too. Thanks for the great ideas and photos. Your version looks like it will work fine, and that's good enough for me, at least for now.
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:22 PM
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Well, I'm finally back at it.

I've been doing a bit of grading, hauling gravel and compacting, but not much work on the oven.

I ran the plumbing, cable tv, electricty, out to the oven, filled in the trench and leveled and compacted the area, too.

It's a real joy having electrical receptacles right at the oven vs string extension cords.

I added an additonal cut out in one of my wings for a stainless steel trash can.

I tackled the trim on the top of the oven and feel pretty good about finishing that.

Next on my list paving and concrete countertops (with LEDs or fiber optics in them!!!)

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Old 07-27-2008, 09:20 AM
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I ran the plumbing, cable tv, electricty, out to the oven
Cable TV to your oven? Yep, I'm jealous!
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:04 PM
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It even works!!! We tried it last night!

It will be great when football season starts back up.

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that's a good idea if you're setting up on that one..
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I am facinated by your marble light idea. I have been inseting rope lights in the bottom of my overhang counters for mood but your idea sounds cool. Where did you get LED's / how do you run wire / what if they burn out?/ do you grind them flat on top? ????????????
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:05 PM
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It looks like I'm now seeing a lot of countertops with lights in them. I talked about it too long and did not do it.

here is a link to the fiber optic countertop - I have not done any business with them yet....

Concrete Countertops

I made a prototype and flattend the tops of the marbles and use thin double side tape to stick to the counter. After grinding and polishing it looked good. I epoxied the LED to the marble with the hopes that the clear epoxy would also act as a light guide to the marble. It seems to work.

I got the LED's on line at a Electrical surplus shop. There will be no changing them out - when they burn out - I'm outta luck - but they should last 20 to 30,000 hours....

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