How hot can I run a domestic electric oven?
I garbage-picked an old 30" westinghouse electric range. It appears to have 31/2" or 4" of insulation on all sides of the oven. I'm impressed. I wonder what temp it could achieve. I'm only looking for 750F or maybe 800F-- pizza temp. The temp of the external sheet metal is likely to be a limiting factor, but that could be further insulated.The wiring could stink or fry, but a wiring upgrade wouldn't be too hard.
Anyone in the community have experience with this sort of project. Any leads on a thermometer that will be good to 800F? The range is outdoors so I don't need no warnings about burning the shack down.