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My Oven Build.

Well, it's finally coming together now-
Of course, I'm talking about my long awaited professional oven build.:D

Now-first I must explain that I shouldn't even be doing this stuff. I'm disabled and make no money-but man I gotta be involved and this is about the best way I can think of. besides-it gives me something to look forward to, and that's what is important.
It has taken a long while to gather these bits-and now that I am into it deep I figure what the heck let's show it off.
Now please remember along the way-
I run out of cash often, don't dip into savings and move real slow.




A good oven needs good control

Here is Precision Instruments 1/16 din PID controller

It has fuzzy logic-heat ramping and multi zone capabilities. All with .02% accuracy
 

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The PID cannot handle 220 volt switching-
so for heater element control , 2-40a SSR's

( solid state relays) with their own custom made heat sinks
 

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Since the SSR's will be quite hot when switching-and also be in an enclosed panel-
I have this squirrel cage blower for cooling the "electronic control module"
 

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"Safing"
Rockwool furnace and stove insulation. I have 5 bundles -32 sq ft each.
it is cut into 4" ( thickness) x24"x48" chunks.

This stuff is quite expensive-as you can imagine
 

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4x8' sheets of 26 gauge

I bought 3 additional sheets of 16 guage for high stress panels
 

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Now
this part took quite a while to find-but was necessary.
You need a view window-door for sight and temperature checks.
During the cure cycle the part temp must be monitored. You don't want to be opening a 4x8 foot door to do this-and a "flush mount" oven door is very hard to find.
I needed one from a nicer styled camper-and finally found one.
Right after this I found an identical --in case this one breaks.
 

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And now-here we are-
I have the front door framed for the view window door, which will have it's own latch and seal

Yes-that is the oven door, laying on it's side.

The oven frame is being constructed using 16 gauge metal studs ( load bearing rated) and 3/16" rivets.

I'm clamping each intersection, and drilling the holes with a "Uni Bit"
 

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Wow that's going to be huge!! Looks like you'll be able to powder cook some axles in there.. among other things I guess, like a hipo, should the need arise (a nice glistening yellow hipo).
 












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I'm going to incorporate a removable shelf which also "cuts off" the convection flow and diverts it-
This will cut the oven size by 60 % for normal "everyday" use.
For the huge stuff I will still be prepared-
 






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Getting closer to doing your first car soon....


He's probably planning on doing his Mounty one body panel at a time! He's gone mad!:D

That thing looks huge!!
 






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Jon, were you building from this link? http://www.f-5performance.com/powderoven.htm

Seems I have seen the link before, and thought it was here. That link came up on a cycle forum that I lurk on. Actually that link seems to pop up all over, must be a popular project. I was just gonna try a few small parts with a harbor freight kit and a thrift store toaster oven.
 



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Jon, were you building from this link? http://www.f-5performance.com/powderoven.htm

Seems I have seen the link before, and thought it was here. That link came up on a cycle forum that I lurk on. Actually that link seems to pop up all over, must be a popular project. I was just gonna try a few small parts with a harbor freight kit and a thrift store toaster oven.

I was-
And yes I did reference the link-only to show the framing.


however it is only good for ideas. It is so outdated the sources and prices are whacked bad. The only idea I am using from that link is the wall attachment.

This is a HUGE oven--BTW
 

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