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  • UtahBeehiver
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    My door is very similar to DJs except made from stainless steel and cut with a plasma cutter. My cost was a six pack to the welder, the other materials I salvaged or scrounged with the exception of the Fu dog which I brought back from the Great Wall in China. Stuffed with leftover CF too. Weighs about 11 lbs. Hold temp similar to DJ. I would also make slightly deeper for more insulation.

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  • Ken524
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    Here's my door:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/k...door-3118.html

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  • mrchipster
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    I will post about my doors a little later...
    How about answering the question, What would I do to improve on my door design?

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  • deejayoh
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    Show us your Door Thread

    There are lots of questions about oven doors, but no official door thread. I thought it would be useful to consolidate a bunch of examples that showed different ways to build oven doors.

    I'll start it off!

    Door material:
    Face is HOT ROLL SHEET / PLATE 0.060" (16 GA) Hot Rolled STEEL
    Thermometer protector is HOT ROLL TUBE - SQUARE
    0.625" OD x 0.065" Wall A36 Hot Rolled Mild Steel Square Tube

    Insulation: Two inches of ceramic fiber blanket

    Handles: Gate handles purchased from Home Depot. I was cautioned about using metal but they don't seem to get hot.

    Cost: ~$55 if I don't count the welder. About $25 for the metal from Onlinemetals.com; $5 for the handles; $25 for the thermometer (from our hosts); Insulation was leftover from build

    Weight: 10 pounds

    How it's built: I cut the metal with a metal blade in a jigsaw. Outside plate was based on my entry arch form less 1/2 inch all the way around. The inside plate was based on my oven opening arch less 1/4" all the way around. I cut a 2" strip of steel to go around the outside and welded the whole thing together with a HF cheapy welder that I bought off of craigslist. The door was the first thing I ever welded - and it took a lot of grinding to get it smooth, but it came out pretty well. Took an afternoon to weld it.

    How does it work: Pretty well. My temperature ramp about 100 degrees loss a day from the oven; third day temps are in the 250-300 degree range. Thermometer reliably reads 50 degrees lower than the temp my IR thermometer shows for the inside of the oven.

    Favorite thing about the door: the weight.


    What would I do to improve my door design: I could have made it deeper. Making it 2 1/2 or 3 inches deep would have given more insulation and not cost any more or taken any more time. And I still might add some rope gasket around the door to get a better seal.

    EDIT: I finally added the gasket and let me say, it makes a HUGE difference in heat retention. I used a single strip of Lavalock felt gasket tape, and my oven is now hot a week after i have a fire. It's 600 degrees the next morning, Incredible difference!


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    Last edited by deejayoh; 07-17-2013, 02:30 PM. Reason: Add Chipsters question!
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