Bleckers' Sunbeam BT2600 Controleo2 PCB Reflow Oven (Finished)

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  1. aXLe

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    Interesting on the quartz elements - I might upgrade mine. Let me know how you go when you receive them - whether its not too much drama to install them.
     
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    I Just finished all the disassembly of panels. Now to get out the old elements. That’s a bit tricky from what I’ve seen of how they’re installed. At the moment the only connected panels are the bottom , left side and back. Everything else has been disassembled to remove the old elements and prepare reinforcements and make larger openings and doubler plates for installing the new elements and convection fan. I think I might add an additional metal panel inside the rear of the oven as it’s just a single thin sheet. If I put insulation in the cavity that will greatly reduce any heat loss and radiant heat out the back.
    I think it’s worth doing all of this, it should be one rip snortin’ reflow oven when I’m finished, just like putting a kit together.
    Cheers
     
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    Sounds good. I wouldn't want to have to reinsulate my oven - I'd be wanting to remove the old elements without full disassembly. I'm keen to see how well the replacements fit.
     
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    I had to google what a Reflow Oven was.

    From looking through the thread I thought you basically made a dope Pie/Sausage roll warmer. Guess you could use it to do that too...
     
  5. MUDGEL

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    Just got the elements in the mail. They’re 2.5 cm too long. My measuring error. What a bummer and I just finished removing the old ones. Should have left well enough alone and just did as Bleckers did and use the small additional element.

    Gonna have to rethink this now. Hmmm!
     
  6. MUDGEL

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    Hey aXLe, with the front panel you made, it seems you must have some specialised metal working tools to create the edge folds around the perimeter of the panel. Don’t suppose you’d make me one for a fee?
    Thanks,
    Mike V
     
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