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Old 04-10-2012, 08:02 AM
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Quick question:

I live in Chicago, and the few FB guys I have called priced one board at around $120. That is way more money than I thought. Any ideas for a cheaper option or a good substitute?
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:38 PM
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Check your local refractory store for Calcium Silicate boards, same stuff as FB board.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:32 PM
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Quick question:

I live in Chicago, and the few FB guys I have called priced one board at around $120. That is way more money than I thought. Any ideas for a cheaper option or a good substitute?
Not sure who you mean by the "few FB guys", but I assume you are not talking about our hosts.

Forno Bravo store carries the boards for $70 each. that is the cheapest I found them. HW distributor was about what you quoted. Ridonkulous.

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:47 PM
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We sell Calsil board for $30/sheet, cant see why it is so expensive over your way. Sheet size is 1m x 600mm x 40mm thick.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:16 AM
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Let me clarify. By "FB guys" I was referring to local distributors. Our host does offer the best price I can find even with shipping costs.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:39 PM
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Do a local search for "industial insulation". Get the phone numbers and speak to a salesman. Ask about CalSil (calcium silicate). If the prices in Chicago are any where near what they are in the South, You should be able to find a box of 2" X 12" X 24" CalSil for under 90 bucks + taxes, (if you can it pick up at the warehouse). A box will be more than enough for a 42" oven.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:05 PM
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Let me clarify. By "FB guys" I was referring to local distributors. Our host does offer the best price I can find even with shipping costs.
You know, I forgot about McGill's Warehouse. I ordered my ceramic blanket from them and the price was really good

Looks like they also have a good price on Ceramic Fiber board - which is the same thing our hosts sells. Three 2' x 3' x 2" boards for $164.

McGills Warehouse Online Department Store,HF102 2" Ceramic Fiber Boards Density: 17.5lb/ft3 or 280kg/m3(D1A)(G2B)(G3C)

FWIW, I looked all over for local insulation suppliers and didn't find much. I think price & availability varies quite substantially based on location.

If you do order from McGills, I suggest checking out the ceramic blanket prices too - they are really low.

McGills Warehouse Online Department Store,HF10 Ceramic Fiber Blanket 2" - 8lb/ft3 or 128kg/m3

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:26 PM
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Dont get Ceramic fiber board mixed up with calSil board, two different types. Calsil is much harder and tougher.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:46 PM
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Hmmm. Well, I didn't think I was confused. - I think the product McGill's sells is the same as what FB sells, despite the different name. Heat specs, density, size, weight all pretty much the same.

Given the potential savings, I'd definitely call them before I ordered and ask for a spec sheet -worth investigating.

Unfortunately, theres no $30 board available in the US! Well, maybe in A$. I haven't checked the exchange rate lately

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:57 AM
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In the chicago area, contact Armil CFS - tell them you are looking for pizza oven insulation.
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