Rod oven

  1. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    Yesterday evening my halogen heater gave it last breath.
    The cable caught on fire.
    The heating element still fine ,400W...
    This Morning taking it upstairs I've figured out that I can do something with it very easily
    I have a piece of 100x100x3mm square tube .
    I'm thinking to put the heating element inside and some insulation .
    And a thermal switch or a thermostat .
    I thinking about using drywall as insulation, glued inside using high temperature caulking.
    I need advice .
    It will be an almost no money involved project
     
  2. willie.macleod

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    Too powerful, will blow in no time as it will overheat, even with thermostat. Need much lower wattage bulb for this really and bigger container, you are looking more like a quiver with that size of tube rather than an oven. Try a lower wattage bulb perhaps?
     
  3. Memmeddu

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    It's like a grill resistance , and yes a small portable thing to dry 7018s
     
  4. MCKDAVID Member

    Don't know about building a halogen version, I presume this is the sort of thing you mean, if it is, this is the one I have. It's 300W but physically a fair bit bigger than you were planning. Maybe you're element might be a bit big for 100x100 by the time you add the element, insulation etc. The element that's in my one is just a bog standard water heater type, simple enough to find. Maybe better suited than trying to install the halogen? upload_2020-10-14_10-59-27.png
     
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  5. Memmeddu

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    I'm going to meet a friend who can help me to find an heating element suitable for the task
     
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