Finally finished up the heat deflector for my freezer. It didn't take long to do, just took awhile to find the time to do it. Mostly drilling holes, about 3 hours of just drilling. Just a 16x16 in. sheet of app.16 ga. sheetmetal, drilled with 1/4 in. holes as you see, then curved. Should absorb and deflect heat in multiple directions from it, then reflect off the walls and inside door, hopefully alleviating any hot spots and straight up heat flow. Used 3/8 x 8 in. all thread for legs and it's just freestanding inside in case I have to replace the heating element. Added the fire brick earlier in the season which has helped with heat retention and recovery time. If I open the door for a quick peek, I only get about a 2 degree drop, which recovers in about 5 min.
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12/28/09 at 9:11pm