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Old 09-05-2010, 09:55 AM
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I stack bricks in the oven opening and then I place a three plywood thick door over the opening. It has worked very for well except this morning, all that is left is ashes and the bricks. Any thoughts on a insulating door design.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:13 AM
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R.I.P. Doc Opa's oven door...

I built an aluminum box with 2" of insulating blanket in it and a long stem thermometer stuck through it. Simple, light, and insulates well.
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Where did it go?
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:41 PM
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Yep. Been there, done that!

I got up the next morning and looked out and noticed the door missing. I was thinking "I'm sure that I put that door on last night" It wasn't until I noticed the pile of ashes that I figured out what had happened.

I'm still on my 2nd temporary door which is just a bit of 12mm plywood fixed onto an aerated concrete block. One day I'll get around to making a permanent door.
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I caught mine just in time - was about to load the oven up with bread when I saw smoke pouring off the door. It's a little charred but still quite solid.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:24 PM
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I thought man, that smells like burning cedar...and yep, it was my door!

Only charred the inside, but would have lost it completely if I was away a few more minutes. Working on a permanent insulated door soon...if I ever get to it...
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fxpose - what thickness Alu that is? Did you notice any heat damage on it?
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fxpose - what thickness Alu that is? Did you notice any heat damage on it?
No heat damage yet, but I expect it to eventually crack or tear. If it does, I can easily replace the inner alu face with 22 ga sheet metal.
The sheet aluminum came from a couple of large alu food serving trays which I had laying around. The alu was soft and pliable so it was very easy to cut and bend to shape.
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so looks like you think 22 ga metal may work better? Did you put any frame inside that box? I need to make door this weekend, I really like your concept!
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so looks like you think 22 ga metal may work better? Did you put any frame inside that box? I need to make door this weekend, I really like your concept!
No, absolutely no framing. I originally thought about framing because the alu felt so flimsy but after I started bending and riveting the sections together it became very rigid.
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