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  • Les
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    Originally posted by stonecutter View Post

    The best part is the hitch ring...it came from a granite post next to a house from the 18th century I helped dismantle about 14 years ago.

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    Why did you destroy an 18th century home? We are hell bent in the west to preserve them. Buildings from the past are pretty hard to replicate.

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  • stonecutter
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    My ghetto door until I make a real one.

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    The best part is the hitch ring...it came from a granite post next to a house from the 18th century I helped dismantle about 14 years ago.

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  • cobblerdave
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    [QUOTE=cobblerdave;157519]Gudday
    First one was an experiment that lasted 2 yrs and cause it still worked I never got around to making a better one. Made one for a friend so I made my current one which is a yr old. Hebels disadvantage is that its soft and chips easy. So unless you drop or treat it roughly you will get good use like me.
    I could work well as a temporary door cause of the cheapness and ease of construction to allow you to use the oven whilst you make the door of your dreams
    Regards dave[/QUOTEg

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  • cobblerdave
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    Gudday
    Hate it when that happens
    Regards dave
    Last edited by cobblerdave; 07-19-2013, 09:04 PM.

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  • TropicalCoasting
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    Does it last a fair while ?

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  • cobblerdave
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    Gudday
    I have poor metal working skills so the door I use is carved from 2 inches of airated concrete block , hebel. The stuffs light soft and easy carved with woodworking tools chisels and rasped etc. The wood face is silasticed to the front and this remains cool I never have hot handles. You'll find a link at the bottom of the post
    Hope something helps
    Regards dave

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  • mikku
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    Originally posted by Dino_Pizza View Post
    Nice door mikku:
    Is any part of it welded? Or is it all bent stainless steel with screws?

    I'm just asking because I'm trying to build my door now but I have no idea how to weld and would like to make it without welds.

    thanks, Dino
    Dino- there are a lot of welds.
    The door is the result of some horse trading if you know the term.
    My friend is a professional fabricator who needed some carpentry work done.
    I did the carpentry work for free, he fabricated my door to my plans--for free.
    I think that I got the better part of the deal...he has all the tools to fabricate any shape imaginable...works with steel, stainless steel, aluminum--also can weld food grade (like making a cooking vessel-welding one side and inside is a perfect weld as well) his work is amazing.. the door is what I thought I wanted--screws are for disassembly to install insulation--later will be sealed with the stove cement and rope. I hope for him to make some of my tools as well---just need him to order more carpentry projects!

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  • deejayoh
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    Nice selection! Keep 'em coming!

    Dino - looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I'm sure it will be nice based on your oven build. Even though it didn't work for me, I still think that you could find someone through CL Gigs to weld a door if you've already cut the parts.

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  • Dino_Pizza
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    Nice door mikku:
    Is any part of it welded? Or is it all bent stainless steel with screws?

    I'm just asking because I'm trying to build my door now but I have no idea how to weld and would like to make it without welds.

    thanks, Dino

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  • mikku
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    Here is my work in progress door.
    No handles yet, but will be wood (some sort --yet to be determined)
    Can be disassembled now to install insulation inside--yet not installed.
    Will have a (wood stove type) rope gasket around top sides when finished.
    Thermometer will be attached by threaded coupling in door.
    Not enough time to gather misc. supplies...

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    My camera is over the hill- Canon cannot repair it and I'm too cheap to get another right now--some photos come with pink color--free!

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  • mrchipster
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    DJ, thanks for the great idea.

    I have two doors one is heavily insulated and one is a window door (minimal insulation) for baking.

    Insulated door----
    Materials
    Stainless steel interior and sides
    Aluminum exterior

    Insulation
    4 inches FB board in door
    Rope gasket on flange

    Handles
    Square U brackets cut in half and clothes closet rod cut for handles holes drilled in ends

    out of pocket direct cost
    Rivets - $8.00
    Square U-bolts - $4.00
    Thermometer - $12.00 (eBay)
    Stainless - free from friend
    Aluminum - scrap from another project
    FB board - left over but value probably $35
    Wood overlay - left over from sauna build

    Weight
    This thing is heavy - 17 pounds

    how it is built
    I used an angle grinder with thin metal cutting abrasive disks. The metal cuts easily with this method.
    I made tabs which were bent over to then drill and rivet the panels together.
    Using the rivet method allowed me to custom fit the door to the opening, I was able to adjust the shape to closely fit the inner arch because I drilled and riveted the transition panel for a very close fit adjusting between each tab. See my post "Chip's 42 in Minnesota" for more details on the build.

    How does it work
    I am very happy with the heat retention, in the summer I can be 250 at day 5 or 6.
    Thermometer reads consistently 100F low at high temps and 50F low at under 300 but I know that so "No problem". Probe should extend into oven further for proper read - but I think if it was to long it would get inthe way.

    Favorite thing about the door
    It really holds in the heat.
    It is holding up well even after lots of use and 1.5 years of being outside the whole time.

    what would I change
    I would attach the door handles to the exterior panel only. The handle posts go thru to the interior and transmit a lot of heat to the outside. (Note char on wood)
    I would have a thermometer with a larger dial so I could read it from a greater distance (old eyes).
    I am still trying to figure out a good place to put the door when I am not using it. It is big dirty and often hot and it is hard to find a good place to put it close but safe from little hands.

    My window door

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f28/...oor-18303.html

    What would I change?
    Thermometer not needed for the window door

    Sent from ipad so only one photo......
    Last edited by mrchipster; 07-18-2013, 04:33 AM.

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  • brickie in oz
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    My insulated door, its made from aluminium and has 40mm of cal sil inside.



    My blast door.

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  • Les
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    Here is a link to mine. .062 aluminum filled w/ loose vermiculite. I think the copper on the handles was 14 ga. It's pretty light and retains the heat very well.

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/le...d-4207-13.html

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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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