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Old February 10th, 2010, 09:59 PM   #41
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Are you welding Galvanized sheet metal?
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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:41 AM   #42
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Old February 13th, 2010, 10:59 AM   #43
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isn't it bad to weld that stuff?
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Old February 14th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #44
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Only if you breath the fumes , or live in california
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Old February 15th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #45
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I'm still alive here ... and from hearing from a welder about the fumes issue, I'll be using a respirator the rest of the time.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #46
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Default Today's progress ...

Today, I got the bottom of the oven insulated, and the sheet metal bottom installed. I have all but one caster screwed into place. I reinforced the four corner casters with an extra sheet of 26g metal. Once I have all the casters in place, I am going to MIG weld them to the bottom sheets.








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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #47
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do you have a spray booth ? Wow what a difference it makes with the quality of the final product. Also there is hardly any cleanup.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #48
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do you have a spray booth ? Wow what a difference it makes with the quality of the final product. Also there is hardly any cleanup.
Not yet, but I will be building one.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:33 PM   #49
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Default Progress Report ... 03/02/2010

Got more work done over the weekend, yesterday and today. Got the oven lights installed, the top insulated and the lights wired up. Also, got the HD 12g hanger installed on the top. Got the top sheet metal installed and the through holes drilled to bolt the hanger thru the top and into so HD steel cross braces, to help support the weight that could be hanging from the top of the oven. Cross braces will be installed later.






























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Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:04 PM   #50
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Default Progress Report 03/03/2010

Got the top reinforced with HD unistrut today, to adequately support the weight that can be hanging on the inside. Here's the pics.




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Old March 6th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #51
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Default Progress report 03/06/2010

Today my dad was over and helped me get the oven standing upright. He also helped me install the shelf supports, which are scavenged from metal bed frames. I knew the bed frame metal is a lot harder ... but man it's rediculous to try and drill this stuff ... totally insane how many drill bits I when through, LOL!

We also got much of the insulation installed. Both sides are done now, as is about 3/4 of the front. I am leaving one spot open on the front to install a large 10x20 window for viewing parts. I still have to install the 2 oven burners through the back, install the temp probe, insulate the back and wire the burners/temp probe in. Then on to sheeting the outside and getting the oven controller installed.

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Old March 7th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #52
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Default Progress Report 03/07/2010

Got the oven elements installed today ....













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Old March 8th, 2010, 01:16 PM   #53
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Default Progress Report 03/08/2010

Today, I got the rest of the oven insulated, except for the section on door, where I am going to add in the large oven window. I am going to take the TWO oven door inners, from the double oven I parted out, cut them up and sandwich them together for the inside and outside glass. I plan to frame them in all around, with the dry wall studs, then insulate around them. I'll seal them good to the inner/outer door panels with 2000-F oven sealer.

After getting all the insulation in, I realized that I still need to install the temp probe, for the oven controls ... DOH! Guess I'll be pulling out the upper rear portion of insulation to drill and install that. :o

I am also considering adding in TWO MORE oven elements at the top of the oven, for future use ... if I decide to upgrade the electrical service to my house/garage (from a 60-amp to a 200-amp service) and use the oven for ceramic coating also. I have the two smaller elements from the double oven, which fit there nicely and would add an additional 4400 watts of heating capability. I was also thinking that the 2 extra elements would be a nice addition, should I ever sell the oven down the road. I just have them setting in the oven for the pics.







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Default Progress Report 03/09/2010

Got the upper oven elements installed today. Also started sealing all the seams with aluminum HVAC sealer tape. Also got one side of oven sheeted. Had to figure out a way to hold the floppy sheet metal, so I could screw it in place



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that is really really cool
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nice work. I will build one when I get money.....but that never happens
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Default Got more done this evening ... 03/11/2010

Got the back screwed on tonight. Also, I drilled out the locations on the back for running the wiring through for the oven elements. I will be mounting electrical boxes over the holes for running 1/2" ID flexible conduit to the boxes, from the main control panel box. I also got most of the exterior seams sealed up with the aluminum HVAC tape.



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Old March 12th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #60
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Default Progress report 03/11/2010

Tonight, I got the temp probe installed. Screwed the electrical boxes on the back, for the wiring to/from the oven elements, and ran a few sections of flexible conduit. Also, got the control box screwed into place on the side of the oven.

Hopefully, tomorrow I'll have this thing done!









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