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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:05 PM
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Folks,
Hope things are well for all of you. I havent had much maple time for a while but looking forward to 2013 season which looks to be here very soon.
This was a project I have been flapping my gums about for some time and if you know me that happens a LOT!
The proof of this homeade insulated arch door will be trial by fire this season. I have designed and built it so that if it melts down Jim Bortles and I can change it back to the old doors in less than a minute while still boiling:)
Here are some shots. Comments welcome. I have some more work to do but it is about 90% complete at the stage.
Regalman are you boiling???
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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:11 PM
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five more:

Latch takes shape


Maggie my best helper


Latch in home position


Latch and handle trial fit


Angle welded to hold rope gasket.


Probably did not do the picture thing correctly???
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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:17 PM
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I will try the manage attachment thingiee!
Since we can load just five. I may have one more batch. Picture overload.
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OK the thumbnails probably load quicker for some folks.
I still need to get the two layers of blanket secured inside the door frame and glue in the rope gasket and do final fits.
I am going to try stainless expanded metal (to cover the blanket) if Keith has any, then stainless fender washers and stainless bolts through with stainless stand offs. Comments! Will it work or warp?
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Great looking door Chris. Have the faith, no meltdown well I do know how your fire that beast . I'd like to place an order now for one for my 2x8. Terri says if you need a hand with anything she still has one she can use .

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Looks pretty slick to me. You got some fab time into that door. Thanks for sharing it should server you well.
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Chris that looks great. I always wished that I had learned to weld.
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Looks good Chris ! i only have 3/8 stainless fender washers holding the insulation in my door, Works good. I think they are spaced about 6 inches apart.
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Great looking door Chris. Have the faith, no meltdown well I do know how your fire that beast . I'd like to place an order now for one for my 2x8. Terri says if you need a hand with anything she still has one she can use .

Jim
Jim,
You are on the ball. If this does work we might be able to fab one for your arch.
My main concerns is that the steel is what I had laying around. 1/8 thick. The gussets and lip around the inside add some strength. But this may warp like a pretzel during a 8 hour boil??? If it does then we just call this the prototype and learn from it.
Keith dropped off a piece of expand metal. Haven't got out of the chair to go look.
Need a swift kick today. This is the weather we need to be getting ready.
Is Regalman boiling???
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Looks good Chris ! i only have 3/8 stainless fender washers holding the insulation in my door, Works good. I think they are spaced about 6 inches apart.
zack,
3/8 fender washers? is that for a 3/8 bolt? any idea of the size, diameter and thickness? I have some (8) 1/4 inch bolt size fender stainless washers but may need some more. A picture would help if you have one??
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