Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Toasted...

Been doing a lot of baking with the solar oven this year so I thought I would freshen up the outside with a new skin.  Discovered the excessive heat has taken quite a toll on the insides - even through a layer of sheet metal (this charred piece was the bottom of the oven).  As bad as it was, the good news is the flash point of wood is 572° so it's doubtful the oven would have ever gone up in flames (although that would certainly make for a good video).  Getting parts and extra insulation tomorrow so I can start baking again by the weekend.   Just ordered aluminum plate and ceramic insulation for the smaller solar ovens I will be selling soon.  100,108,71,0,B  

7 comments:

Sam Finn said...

Shazam!

Margery Bills said...

Wow.

Jennifer Woolvin said...

I will buy one. I also would like to see how you filter your water.
Yes, I left an aluminum kettle on high on the stove and came into the kitchen to see that it literally burned up, little black flakes floating in the air.

David Johnson said...

Looks like you need to turn the sun down a little bit.

Sue B said...

Maybe the flash point of OSB is a little lower than the flash point of solid wood?

Robert said...

If the wood is encased chances of fire are pretty much nil do to the lack of air but it will char and that's what you have there . I am waiting to see how you built that thing I may make one for myself out of galvanized flashing.

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