Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The oven was purchased from the Flagstaff Habitat For Humanity Restore, which sells lots of great used household items and building materials. This oven was marked "tested" so I don't have to worry about whether it works. Since I don't need most parts of this for the recycling machine, it needed a bit of tearing down before building it back up.
The oven will probably be laid on its side for use as a plastic recycling machine. This allows the shaft above the jack to pass cleanly through the oven wall without interfering with the oven's built-in heating element.
Next up for the oven is to check in with my guru Ward Davis, with whom I am doing an independent study course this semester. He will show me how to hook up the controls, and I'll be able to get rid of most of the annoying and now-useless wires up top.
With the drawer removed, I found that the hinge and spring mechanism for the door are hidden below the oven itself. Therefore I may not want to chop everything off, as they essentially did in the prototype. I may use that open space for the control box, mold storage, or some other purpose.
Thanks for reading!