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Old 04-18-2012, 07:41 AM
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Default Re: FB Brand Insulation

jpar-thanks so much
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:17 AM
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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

Good Luck!

Dennis
deejayoh.....These prices from McGills are great!! Almost too good to be true. What was your experience with them and the quality of the product you received? I am about ready to order board and blanket. Thanks
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:21 PM
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There are a bunch of FB dealers in or near CT, if you can pick it up locally - otherwise, the shipping can cost as much as the product. By the way, the 1" blanket is easier to drape over the dome.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:12 AM
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404 error on the first post's links... This has probably been mentioned before, but you really should take them down if they're not working anymore, and possibly revise the first post?

Unless it's just me?
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:14 PM
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It appears to me that McGills offers THREE boards (24" x 36" x 2") for almost the same price as FB has for TWO boards.
Am I missing something here?
Is this the same product?
I would much rather buy from FB but money is money...
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:32 AM
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Hi there. I am from the UK. Just joined this forum and think it's great! Finding it very helpful!
The problem I have is that it seems the products you are talking about have different names over here.
I am looking to find an insulating blanket to wrap around the dome.
Could I use rockwool? Which is the Same as the insulation I use in my loft. Or is it not heat resistant?
Would a fiberglass blanket or ceramic fibre blanket be something I should use?
Cheers.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:56 PM
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Rockwool is fine temperature-wise, but thick or high-density versions are pretty stiff (harder to wrap around the dome). There may be a smell for the first few firings, while the resin binders cook out. Ceramic blanket is the "best" -- easy to drape, good R-value per inch, and you'll never overheat it. Fiberglass has the lowest temperature rating, so I'd avoid laying it against the dome.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:39 PM
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How do I work out how much vermiculite I need for the insulating base. I will be pouring it into a space of 140cm x 140 cm by 10 cm deep. I've found bags of 100 litres. How many of these do you think I will need?
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:23 PM
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10cm x 10cm x10cm = 1 liter
14dm x 14dm x 1dm = 196 liters = 2 bags

If you're doing vermicrete at 5:1, it will probably compact somewhat while mixing, but 3 should be more than enough.

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Old 04-23-2015, 11:14 PM
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Thankyou. That's really helpful!
Also what is fireclay?
I saw people talking about the mortor mix for the dome. And I havnt a clue what fireclay is!
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