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Old 07-24-2009, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: my insulated steel door.

Looking at the thermometer, it goes up to 290 C (~550 F). Is that high enough?
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: my insulated steel door.

Here is the door. Still needs a few more bolts and I intend to put a lean guide on the bottom. It's made of 14 gauge 304 stainless steel outers with a 1"x1/8" piece of 304 stainless for the meat of the sandwich.

I slipped left over scraps of SuperIsol in there for insulation. If I find something else, it would be easy to open back up and change. Weighs about 20 pounds...haven't weighed it yet, but it's dang sturdy.

elyryder, sweet call on the drill bit...it was cake. Lubed it and I used a diamond set, made it go easily.



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Old 07-24-2009, 10:07 PM
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its all looking great Timo,

One of these days I am going to get down to see it...
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:03 PM
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It is simply beautiful!
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: my insulated steel door.

How did you make this one and what materials did you use.


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Old 09-14-2010, 07:39 PM
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yes , what kind of cost are you asking for one like this.
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Now that the pizza oven is done, its time to make the door. This is my second door. I wanted something decorative and functional. The door is made of double wall thin gauge steel. Its stuffed with leftover ceramic blanket and perlite. The thermometer is large 3 inch stainless. The handles are stainless steel and stay cool to the touch. No need for gloves to remove the door.

I was surprised how well the oven retains heat with this insulated door.
Post day temperature is over 400 degrees. Still hot enough to roast. Three days later and the temp is over 100 degrees! I threw a couple of logs and they are drying nicely for the next Sunday pizza.

Anyone interested in a door like this? I could make one with a cardboard or wood template of your oven door. I need something to make now that the oven is done. Im located in San Jose, CA. The door is heavy, probably over 20 pounds.

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I too need an oven door for my newly built oven. Are you in the biz??
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Old 08-02-2014, 07:36 AM
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Default Re: my insulated steel door.

We really need a welder to come up with a basic design that can be reproduced at a reasonable cost. I think there are many of us here who need a stainless insulated door and would be willing to pay up to a few hundred $ for a basic clean door built custom to template.
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:19 PM
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I too need an oven door for my newly built oven. Are you in the biz??
Merry
I have a local guy that is in the metal fabrication business and is making me one, but not of stainless. He recommended against using it. I'm not real sure of his reasoning, but I think he said it will buckle and not hold up. Keep in mind, this is not me saying this, only repeating what I was told, by a guy who works w/metal for a living. I have no personal experience working w/it around high temps. I do know I've seen quite a few builders on here use it for their doors. I did tell him that it would probably only be exposed to temps in the 7-800 range at most, but he didn't want to use it. Just my 2 worth.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: my insulated steel door.

I made my door from aluminium sheet that I sourced as new material from a scrap metal dealer. The door is stuffed with ceramic fibre and the outside is wood.

This cost me very little, works very well and can be fabricated with a minimum of equipment, skill and time. I used an angle grinder with an alloy cutting wheel, aviation snips, drill, pop rivet gun and a file to tidy up any rough edges.

The attached pics show the general idea of how I constructed it and there are some with more detail in the build pics.

I hope this is of some use. The total cost was around $20 Aus.
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