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  • Homemade Insulation?

    I did something dumb. I bought two big bags of perlite (expensive) and use 100% of it insulating beneath the hearth and around the dome, leaving nothing to fill the space inside the door. The huge bags are my only choice here in northern Thailand.

    Any suggestions. Obviously, I only need a small quantity of insulation.

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    Re: Homemade Insulation?

    Originally posted by Thailandnotes View Post

    Any suggestions.
    Buy another bag.....
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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    • #3
      Re: Homemade Insulation?

      Originally posted by brickie in oz View Post
      Buy another bag.....
      To translate what Brickie said: You did nothing wrong, it should work out just fine! In his estimation you should get more.

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      • #4
        Re: Homemade Insulation?

        Vermiculite is an equivalent substitute. You maybe able to buy smaller quantities of either from plant nurseries.
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        • #5
          Re: Homemade Insulation?

          Originally posted by Thailandnotes View Post
          leaving nothing to fill the space inside the door.

          Any suggestions.
          The FB doors are nothing more than 1/4 inch steel plate. It's not the end of the world if your door is not insulated.
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          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

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          • #6
            Re: Homemade Insulation?

            Originally posted by brickie in oz View Post
            Buy another bag.....
            Another bag is 50 bucks. The nurseries don't have vermiculite. (Thailand)

            Oh well.

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            • #7
              Re: Homemade Insulation?

              Gudday
              Don't they use rice husk ash as an kiln insulation in a lot of countries?
              Regards dave
              Measure twice
              Cut once
              Fit in position with largest hammer

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              • #8
                Re: Homemade Insulation?

                Originally posted by Thailandnotes View Post
                Another bag is 50 bucks. The nurseries don't have vermiculite. (Thailand)

                Oh well.
                Ebay
                put in free postage buy now and worldwide.
                There is one for about $6 to deliver here
                I cant check for Thailand.

                Good luck

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                • #9
                  Re: Homemade Insulation?

                  Eulogy.com in Thailand has ceramic board and insulation. If you can wait a month or so I am sure I will have enough left over for your door. I am near Pattaya and can send it to you. BTW, I ordered last Monday and it arrives this Monday, my build won't be finished much before Songkran and I can send then.

                  PM me.
                  Mike

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