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  • #61
    Re: Show us your Door Thread

    Originally posted by mrchipster View Post
    I only use mine for baking bread and such.

    The window (pot lid) will become covered in condensation and will drip water on the inside until the temp equalizes.

    I have a 550 degree oven max when using it so not sure what the top range is.

    BTW ... I do use it in the winter at -10F so the temperature spread in the winter is well over 550F degrees. No Problems with thermal shock so far but I take care not to drop the door in the snow when it is hot.
    I think I used much or your design in my door. Thanks

    So many good ideas are on this site. I mixed up your inspiring door, cobblerdave's, and Geenman's door to name a couple that inspired me. Then melded it with my own experience and knowledge.

    I hope the addition helps someone create some interesting design choices.

    Cheers,
    Steve.
    Last edited by brissie; 03-07-2014, 05:05 AM.

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    • #62
      Re: Show us your Door Thread

      Wanted a durable insulated door that I could hinge down and or roll out for loading bread without having to pick it up and remove it. Note the little rollers at the bottom which allow it to lay forward and or pull forward without dragging on the hearth. Works great, no more picking up a heavy, hot door just to load multiple loaves of bread.

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      • #63
        Re: Show us your Door Thread

        Originally posted by Rbhumbert View Post
        Wanted a durable insulated door that I could hinge down and or roll out for loading bread without having to pick it up and remove it. Note the little rollers at the bottom which allow it to lay forward and or pull forward without dragging on the hearth. Works great, no more picking up a heavy, hot door just to load multiple loaves of bread.
        Awesome idea and a great job
        Respectfully,

        KB

        My build
        Oven Pics (album under construction)

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        • #64
          Re: Show us your Door Thread

          Originally posted by brissie View Post
          I think I used much or your design in my door. Thanks

          So many good ideas are on this site. I mixed up your inspiring door, cobblerdave's, and Geenman's door to name a couple that inspired me. Then melded it with my own experience and knowledge.

          I hope the addition helps someone create some interesting design choices.

          Cheers,
          Steve.
          I think your door is a beauty, and is sure to inspire others.
          Chip

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          • #65
            Re: Show us your Door Thread

            That is a great door and the rollers will be a feature of many doors in the future I expect. Evolution at work!
            Cheers ......... Steve

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            • #66
              Re: Show us your Door Thread

              do the rollers roll or just give a round smooth surface to slide on?
              Close up photo from underneath would be great.

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              • #67
                Re: Show us your Door Thread

                Originally posted by TropicalCoasting View Post
                do the rollers roll or just give a round smooth surface to slide on?
                Close up photo from underneath would be great.
                Yes, the rollers rotate. I placed them even with the bottom of the door so that when the door pivots forward they make contact with the hearth, the bottom edge of the door lifts free and the door can just be laid flat where it is, or it can be pulled away from the oven door. Don't look to closely at the welding, not my strong suit.

                I saw a hinge down door in a video of a commercial oven which I thought was great, but I knew I not only wanted the door to lay down, but also be easily removable for cooking pizza, removing ash etc.

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                • #68
                  Re: Show us your Door Thread

                  Very nice door indeed and the rollers make moving it possible.

                  Looking at the photos, it seems like you have some pretty heavy duty steel plate you used for fabrication, what is it 1/4" for the outside and a little thinner for the inner surface?

                  Did you sandwich any insulation between the surfaces?

                  Did you plan for rollers right from the beginning? Or after finding out how heavy the door actually is?

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                  • #69
                    Re: Show us your Door Thread

                    My temp door is on this thread, so I might as well show the permanent one.

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                    Old World Stone & Garden

                    Current WFO build - Dry Stone Base & Gothic Vault

                    When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
                    John Ruskin

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                    • #70
                      Re: Show us your Door Thread

                      That is a very nice door.

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                      • #71
                        Re: Show us your Door Thread

                        Thanks, The steel I used for the door is a little heavy duty, but it was what I found laying around. The plan all along was to have the rollers, so weight was not to big of a concern. The door is insulated with ceramic board and it does a decent job of holding in the heat.

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                        • #72
                          Re: Show us your Door Thread

                          Some cutter love the granite decorative arch I'm very jealous, that's amazing
                          Last edited by oasiscdm; 03-10-2014, 01:36 AM.
                          Cheers Colin

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                          • #73
                            Re: Show us your Door Thread

                            I don't do jealous but I do admire the workmanship and the resulting granite arch. Gives some of us something to aspire to. Very special.
                            Cheers ......... Steve

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                            • #74
                              Re: Show us your Door Thread

                              Originally posted by Rbhumbert View Post
                              Thanks, The steel I used for the door is a little heavy duty, but it was what I found laying around. The plan all along was to have the rollers, so weight was not to big of a concern. The door is insulated with ceramic board and it does a decent job of holding in the heat.
                              Nice idea with the rollers Rbhumbert, my door weighs in at 15kg (33lbs) so I might try incorporate whilst I carry out some mods.

                              Here's my door based heavily on Greenmans design.
                              Insulated with 50mm calsil board and 50mm perlite render.

                              I have wooden handles to attach to the brass hex stand-offs but when fitted the door is too deep to angle through front arch without handles jamming, so I need to cut down the hex stand-offs to allow door to clear front arch whilst on an angle.
                              Liteceeper
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                              My Door - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/9/sh...tml#post170496

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                              • #75
                                Re: Show us your Door Thread

                                Some more build photos.
                                Box spot welded 1.2mm stainless steel, aluminium front plate 4mm, timber panels screwed from back insulated with red fibre washers.
                                Insulation calsil left over bits & perlite cement.
                                Liteceeper
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                                My Door - http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/9/sh...tml#post170496

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