Saturday, November 1, 2014

hazy heat


The oven hit 375° today through a slightly hazy sky and a stiff breeze.  The extra layer of glass and some weather stripping really helped.  Adding another foot of reflector length will max out the amount of extra sun bouncing into the oven and should tip me past the 400° mark.  Plenty of time to get that rigged as we have some cloudy weather moving in and some good chances of rain through the end of next week.  68,78,53,0,B

5 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

Dang, 400 degrees!! Now you will have to be careful not to burn your toast. . .

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

now I can read that gauge. Must have been looking at it with my TV glasses on the other day instead of my computer glasses. Then there are my general walking around glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses. Guess in a couple of years I'll need a magnifying glass to look through with my glasses....

Judy said...

My question is why would you need an oven that heated over 350 degrees as most baking is done in the 350 range?

rj said...

Need to add a 12v convection fan to even out the temps and perhaps a thermostatically controller damper to shade it to maintain a setpoint.

Margery Bills said...

I don't know anything about this oven but that sounds like a good idea rj. I was wondering about that. That is similiar to the way the Amish do it with their Lehman wood burning oven stoves and you know they make good baked goods. (You are reading this typed on my new iPad - much better than the old one - constant new technology).