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GianniFocaccia 11-20-2010 01:26 PM

How Insulation is Made
 
The Science Channel is currently running a (How It's Made) segment on how Stone Wool Insulation is manufactured from basalt. The short video here only shows the first portion of the piece, but it's pretty interesting.

How It's Made: Stone Wool Insulation : Video : Science Channel

You can find the next time the episode airs by checking the How It's Made Schedule on their website.

Lburou 12-29-2010 07:14 PM

Re: How Insulation is Made
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GianniFocaccia (Post 102522)
The Science Channel is currently running a (How It's Made) segment on how Stone Wool Insulation is manufactured from basalt. The short video here only shows the first portion of the piece, but it's pretty interesting.

How It's Made: Stone Wool Insulation : Video : Science Channel

You can find the next time the episode airs by checking the How It's Made Schedule on their website.

That was interesting. There have been a couple threads recently about this stone wool and the various names it goes under. I knew it as rock wool and saw it as loose insulation placed in cavities to insulate houses. I'd like to use it in place of vermiculite (placed outside the ceramic layer over the dome) if I could find a local source. :)

Neil2 12-30-2010 12:52 PM

Re: How Insulation is Made
 
At one time "rock wool" was one of the terms used for asbestos insulation.

Lburou 12-30-2010 06:21 PM

Re: How Insulation is Made
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil2 (Post 104927)
At one time "rock wool" was one of the terms used for asbestos insulation.

I'm SO glad you could mention that ;)

It seems like names for insulators have been regional and unstandardized.


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