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Old 02-04-2011, 04:06 PM
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My oven just cleared, there's a roaring fire. So to test out my new insulated oven door and my new 1000 degree thermometer, I closed the door and it reaches 800 degrees and climbing in less than a minute, so satisfied I take the door off and out jumps a 6 feet flame, wow. Children don't do this at home.

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Old 02-04-2011, 04:55 PM
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Reminds me of that movie... heck if I can think of the name though. Any singed arm hairs?
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:01 PM
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No, it came out face level, but no damage done, just frightful.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:11 PM
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Yes, you do not want to door it with an active fire. Carbon monoxide is flammable, and you can make a flash-fire.
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Great movie for all of us pyros.

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I take the door off and out jumps a 6 feet flame, wow.
Reminds me of the time I had a party and spit a mouth full of Everclear into the oven - GREAT ball of fire. (I did get the idea from one of our first builders) Wife was screaming at me, one guest thought I was on fire, and another I think was running for a hose (or his life).
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My oven just cleared, there's a roaring fire. So to test my my new insulated door with my new 1000 degree thermometer, I closed the door and it reaches 800 degrees and climbing in less than a minutes, so satisfied I take the door off and out jumps a 6 feet flame, wow. Children don't do this at home.
I'll file your experience away and try to never put a door on a raging fire....Whew! I had a similar thing happen in my wood stove insert yesterday with a cerial box bursting into flame when I put it in there with the door open -big flame only 6 inches outside firebox. Fire is an unpredictable thing until we get higher on the learning curve. Thanks for the heads up L.
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TS nailed the Carbon Monoxide right on the head. A rapidly expanding flammable gas an ignition source and the fact that energy goes from high to low (hot to cold) and WHOOF - you gots yourself a fireball! Did your eyebrows survive is my question?
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I wanna know if Les' eyebrows survived... LOL!!!
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Les is the man...a drinker of gasoline. Never had the mouth or stomach for Everclear

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