Door Details

6mm Mild Steel plate, adjustable ring & pin hinges


This is the design drawing. Final construction differs in these minor respects.

Instead of spinners for the door vents I used cast bosses which screw tight against the doors to close.
I didn't use the sealing bar along the bottom of the doors as it seemed (and has proved) unnecessary.
I used standard alloy door handles instead of the wooden ones shown.
The welded hinge bearers were replaced with adjustable ringbolts (see below).

click image to enlarge Initial full size template in corrugated cardboard, fitted to exact shape and with all fixing/hinge points marked.
This pattern transferred to steel backplate and then cut out with an angle grinder. The cutouts become the inner panels of each door. Outer doors formed in the same way.
click image to enlarge Finished front fitted to stove. See article for full details.
The adjustable ringbolts allow the doors to be easily aligned for a perfect airtight seal. The seal itself is sandwiched between the two plates bolted together that make up each door.
click image to enlarge The finished stove, painted, be-sculptured and with screw in/out vent bosses fitted. Still to fit a timber moulding around the hearth edge.
click image to enlarge Finally, the whole point of it all! Don't usually leave the doors open, but if well lit, can be done for a blast of quick heat or just a cheery sight of the blessed fire.
Ringbolts are fitted in slightly oversize holes to allow adjustment in all directions. Door handle operates a tapered finger which wedges against the rear of the backplate. Because of the overlap created by offsetting the vertical split in the inner cutout, both firebox doors close with the one handle.

This stove has now been in regular use for over three years. Checkout the links below for further info.

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