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  • TurboRoadster
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    Originally posted by Bud
    Just pulled this off of USG's website that makes Durock brand cement board "What is the maximum temperature that DUROCK? Brand Cement Board can handle?
    DUROCK Brand Cement Board can withstand temperatures of up to 175 degrees F." So using it just by itself without insulation on the inside of the oven might not be the brightest idea.
    Hardy backer board has a fire rating of 1600 farenheit.

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  • upncoming
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    i would also like to see more of your setup. this is just what i wanted to ask about the hitting that good old search paid off again. could you let us know where your venting from and where your heater is placed

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  • Bud
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    I'm eager to see more pics of your oven boink, you speak of reflective furnace board...I googled it and found nothing of the sort

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  • Bud
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    Just pulled this off of USG's website that makes Durock brand cement board "What is the maximum temperature that DUROCK? Brand Cement Board can handle?
    DUROCK Brand Cement Board can withstand temperatures of up to 175 degrees F." So using it just by itself without insulation on the inside of the oven might not be the brightest idea.

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  • boink
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    Originally posted by bluegiller
    ....................................The Heater I have a LP forced air 175k-350k, Boink only has a 125k and his comes up to temp within 12 minutes, so I'm kinda wondering how I can fix my problem with the flame going out when it's located against the oven hole..?

    I haven't had a chance to make an extension tube for the end of the heater or a deflector for the air control for the inside of the oven, this is my next step.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    I put a metal piece through the board... I'll have to get a pic up for it.... it allows some of the unheated air coming out of the heater to bypass the oven. that may have something to do with it.

    I did get it sealed up, but have not tested the temps yet. I think it will work better if you put some type of heatsink directly in front of where the heater comes into the box made up of some steel plates or rebar welded to some plates. It would serve as a diffuser as well as something to absorb some of the heat and hold it (when you open the door)

    I've got some bigger pieces to do in the next few days... I'll get some recordings on the temps.

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  • Noob2PC
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    Im using the following Parts.

    2 Old Metal Cabinets. Remove front from one and Back from other. Put together and rivit into one piece

    Elements and controlls from 2 Ovens That way I can have one set or both sets going at same time for more or less heat.

    Wonderboard. Will be using Wonderboard for the insulating material. Will screw in place rom inside the oven


    I will end up with a 5 1/2' tall 36' x 36" oven that will fit most of what I want.

    all I have to do is figure out how to vent it... up or sideways?

    Yeah, Im still around

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  • bluegiller
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    I wish I could get a little more information about using propane heaters to heat ovens.

    I used Boink's design with durock and steel studs and its just about finished. (sealing up cracks etc.)

    I've attempted a couple of dry runs just to see how effiecent the heater I have will be.

    When I put the heater right up against the oven opening for the heater it trips at about 260 degrees. (flame cuts out, some kind of safety feature..?)

    So I backed it out away from the opening about 4-5 inches and it worked much better in fact with some makeshift wood and scrap durock, semiplugging the holes, I was able to get it up to the 360's pretty easy. I figure when it is sealed good, 400F shouldn't be an issue.

    The Heater I have a LP forced air 175k-350k, Boink only has a 125k and his comes up to temp within 12 minutes, so I'm kinda wondering how I can fix my problem with the flame going out when it's located against the oven hole..?

    I haven't had a chance to make an extension tube for the end of the heater or a deflector for the air control for the inside of the oven, this is my next step.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Last edited by bluegiller; 12-14-2005, 01:59 AM.

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  • kd5sfq
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    I checked out the cement board prices at Lowes and Home Depot.

    A 3' X 5' sheet is $9.95

    At a local steel shop, a 3' X 10' sheet of 28 gauge galvanized steel is $11.32.

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  • wso
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    I have built my 5x7x3ft oven from cement board and angle iron about 3 years ago. It has worked flawlessly, however due to so many heat cycles over time it has become brittle and has cracked in several places. You really cannot beat it for the price and it will last a few years if done properly.

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  • boink
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    Yes, except mine is a 125 btu propane unit... 150 btu would probably work a little better. I haven't insulated it yet fully to test the max temp of the oven. but I suspect it will be around 450-485 range with the 125 btu unit. Without the insulation it ran about 425 deg.

    I rigged a type of "deflector" to keep the air stream away from long parts that come close the the bottom of the oven. Seemed to work good.

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  • bluegiller
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    WOW, I signed up last week when I came across this thread but my reply was vaporized?

    Anyway's, I was asking about specifics about the propane heater used.?

    I'm looking at a construction site tube type that has 150k btu's?

    Is this the same type you are using boink?

    thanks a lot

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  • boink
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    I'll have to remember to take a couple more pics.

    I got the back insulated today with fiberglass duct board tonight, nice fit. Later on I think I will put some sheet metal on the outside of the duct board. The concrete board would help to serve as a heat sink with the insulation completed.

    As of the last fireup, the concrete board on the outside gets around 200 deg F near the top at the end of the curing process.

    I do, however, have a nice square in the middle of my garage when I did that last piece... there will be an insulated bottom on the oven on the next set of pieces.

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  • pickleboy
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    Originally posted by Noob2PC
    Wonder if that would work well for insulating a big metal box im building?
    Do I put it inside or On the Outside?? hmmmmm?
    it should work either way but if you already have the box built i would put it outside that way the metal will reflect/ radiate the heat better. just a thought.

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  • wamontgomery
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    Originally posted by boink
    Thanks for the info... I'll be putting a floor in it very soon.

    I tried it out Friday and without any insulation and the top not sealed yet ( I need a steel plate in top to hold the weight of whatever is hanging on the hook).....it will hit 300 degrees in 2 minutes... 400 in about 10 more. Tops out at 425... without insulation and not fully sealed.

    I think it will probably top out at 475-500 when insulated and air movement is controlled.

    attached is the first piece out of the oven.
    That frame turned out great. Keep us updated with new pics/info you have.

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  • Noob2PC
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    Re: An Idea -building An Oven From Cement Board

    Wonder if that would work well for insulating a big metal box im building?
    Do I put it inside or On the Outside?? hmmmmm?

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