MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Ask questions about or share pics of your latest find...

MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby mkitchen » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:27 am

Mo and I are just getting into the DO cooking thing and we are enjoying it greatly. I have had a 12" for quite some time and have added a 10" and an 8." Since we have limited room in our teardrop and our 4X4 trailer, we needed to set up our kit so that it wouldn't take up too much room.

Our set up seems to work out well for us. I don't have a table for the above reason, but I have come up with a pretty good set up that I am happy with. I might build up a DO table later if I find I really want one. The thing is that we tend to move every day, sometimes every other day and a bigger set up would be a pain.

I used to do a lot of bicycle touring and I cooked on an MSR backpacking stove. The stove came with a lightweight foil heat shield and using it made cooking much faster. In using my DO, I noticed that the coals would cook down into the dirt and any breeze would disipate the heat quite a bit. So here is what I have set up. I'm sure that I have come up with ideas that others have already come up with so I am not taking credit for some new and great thinking here.

First off, I needed something to put the DO on to keep the coals from cooking into the dirt. I still like to use wood coal from my fire if available but I do now carry charcoal as well and use it when needed. this pizza pan works for either.

Image

The next thing I did was build a heat shield using license plates. I connected the plates with hog rings. The hog rings are not big enough to connect the plates together and allow them to fold without drilling holes closer to the edges. once this was done, it all went together very well. Here is a shot of the heat shield folded up.

Image

And here is a shot of everything together. All of my kit fits into a relatively small box, along with the charcoal lighter, glove, lid stand, shovel and pot lifter, hense the description as relatively small.

Image

I haven't gotten to put the new outfit to work yet but will be going camping next month and will certainly be checking it out then.
Mikey
mkitchen
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 265
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 7:40 pm
Location: Kingman AZ, Heart of Rt. 66

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby GerryS » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:47 pm

Awesome!
User avatar
GerryS
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:19 pm
Location: Central Indiana

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby Verna » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:15 pm

Ingenious, Mikey!!! I like that!!!

I had asked Bob Henry what I should do to protect a table that hangs off of the back of my tear drop, and now YOU came up with a great answer!!! I found 8 old license plates in the garage, and I can use them as a heat shield when using my Coleman camp stove on the wooden table.

THANKS!!!

Oh, what is a "hog ring"?
Verna
Indianapolis, IN
User avatar
Verna
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 1407
Images: 49
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:11 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby mkitchen » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:47 pm

Verna wrote:Ingenious, Mikey!!! I like that!!!

I had asked Bob Henry what I should do to protect a table that hangs off of the back of my tear drop, and now YOU came up with a great answer!!! I found 8 old license plates in the garage, and I can use them as a heat shield when using my Coleman camp stove on the wooden table.

THANKS!!!

Oh, what is a "hog ring"?


Hog rings are small wire loops (approximately 10 gauge) that are open on the end. After inserting them into the pieces that you want to connect, you simply close them with pliers. You can get the rings and special pliers at any hardware store. If you are just using them for this one project I suggest you save some money and just close them up with regular pliers. Be careful though, the ends are very sharp. The rings are actually made to put in a hog's nose to keep them from rooting but they have a lot of uses.
Mikey
mkitchen
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 265
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 7:40 pm
Location: Kingman AZ, Heart of Rt. 66
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby Verna » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:51 pm

Thanks...I figured the rings really did have something to do with hogs. I'll check with Tractor Supply tomorrow.
Verna
Indianapolis, IN
User avatar
Verna
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 1407
Images: 49
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:11 am
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby bobhenry » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:13 am

Verna the small circular split ring key rings will work great also and being a bit larger in diameter they will go on without having to redrill the plates.
Growing older but not up !
User avatar
bobhenry
9000 Club
9000 Club
 
Posts: 9829
Images: 2255
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:49 am
Location: INDIANA, LINDEN
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby bobhenry » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:29 am

Being too old and too fat to spend the day squatting over a dutch oven I still like my satellite table. Knocks down in 30 seconds and takes up very little room.

Image

Here is the thread link...

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=40883&hilit=WALKER&start=15

P.S. there is also a table top version in this thread somewhere !
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Here it is !

The round 500 series satellite dishs would not fit the walkers I had purchased so I decided to try another avenue with them.

Image

installed 3 legs 120 degrees apart using $2.79 worth of carriage bolts nuts and 2" fender washers.

Image

Table is very stout and stable ( I was a bit surprised by the strength)

Image

The carriage bolts were 3/8 diameter by 3 1/2" long

Image

There is about an 1 1/2" clearance under the dish which should prevent any damage to a site picnic table.
Growing older but not up !
User avatar
bobhenry
9000 Club
9000 Club
 
Posts: 9829
Images: 2255
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:49 am
Location: INDIANA, LINDEN
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby Phooey » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:13 pm

For those people that are building license plate heat shields, I have found that if you take the chain used for hanging lamps apart the individual rings fit very nicely and leave plenty of space between the plates for adjustment when placing around a dutch oven. :)
User avatar
Phooey
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 217
Images: 44
Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:47 am
Location: California, Woodland
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby deleted » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:33 pm

Wow. I have one of those satellite dishes in my garage and have been trying to figure out where to get rid of it! So glad I saw this thread before I did. Now I just need to find a walker. And a Dutch Oven. LOL. I recently picked up a DO cookbook. Getting a little ahead of myself I guess.

Oh yeah, and where do you get so many license plates from? I only have two and they're on my car :) But I want to make the shield too.
deleted
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1233
Images: 85
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:46 pm
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby Mike B » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:39 pm

Great minds think alike. That kind of windscreen works great when you're doing donuts in Rathdrum, ID, too.

Image
Mike
Image
Hayden Lake, ID
User avatar
Mike B
500 Club
 
Posts: 549
Images: 2
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:52 pm
Location: Hayden Lake, ID
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:43 pm

I still got my sattallite walker table to bob. and I got license plate heat sheild to. I am lacking only 3 plates of getting it completed.

I took high temp paint silvar alumum color and repainted my statallite dish.

slow
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
User avatar
slowcowboy
6000 Club
6000 Club
 
Posts: 6884
Images: 162
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:25 am
Location: pavillion, wyoming.
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby deleted » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:47 pm

Do you all find the license plates at antique stores? Thrift shops? Junkyards? Would love to get one from each state I drive through when I go to pick up my trailer in Michigan. Then it would be sentimental and practical.
deleted
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1233
Images: 85
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:46 pm
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:06 pm

I had a hell of a time coming up with them. I got some from some good freinds on the furum. that got me ahead. I got some from what I had laying around the place but I could only pruduce 4 of them.

and with the help of some freinds I am up to 7 its enough to do the job but you really need 8 or 9 plates to come up with enough to have a decent wind screen.

some states change out plates on cars a lot more often than other states. here in wyoming we don't change plates for 5 years.

others I notice can get old plates over nights as there states change plates more often.

slow
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
User avatar
slowcowboy
6000 Club
6000 Club
 
Posts: 6884
Images: 162
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:25 am
Location: pavillion, wyoming.
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby deleted » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:08 pm

Thanks Slow. I guess I can keep an eye out for them on my road trip and also ask on Facebook and Twitter and see if any of my friends can cough a few up for me :thumbsup:
deleted
1000 Club
1000 Club
 
Posts: 1233
Images: 85
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:46 pm
Top

Re: MY new Duth Oven Heat Shield

Postby Phooey » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:51 pm

In California it is apparently illegal to recycle/reuse license plates. I got a real lecture when I went to a pick and pull junkyard to see what I could come up with. So I decided to poke around on the internet. I scored a whole bundle of them off of Goodwill.com for just a few bucks. The site auctions stuff just like e-bay.

:thumbsup: :D
User avatar
Phooey
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 217
Images: 44
Joined: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:47 am
Location: California, Woodland
Top

Next

Return to Cast Iron

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest