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Ramiro 02-24-2009 07:01 PM

Has someone used a natural insulating material for your oven?
 
Hi everyone:

I'd like to know if someone has ever used a natural insulation material for your oven instead of the ceramic or fiber glass insulation? Any experiences?

Thank you!

Les 02-24-2009 07:57 PM

Re: Has someone used a natural insulating material for your oven?
 
Vermiculite is a natural insulation - it's mined around the world.

Les...

Jed 02-24-2009 09:26 PM

Re: Has someone used a natural insulating material for your oven?
 
Perlite is a 'puffed stone' - also a common masonry insulation.

JED

dmun 02-25-2009 04:00 AM

Re: Has someone used a natural insulating material for your oven?
 
Volcanic pumice can work - It's what the Romans used - But you need considerable more of it than vermiculite or perlite.

Besides, what's natural? I once saw a bumper sticker that said, "If it didn't come from a farm, it came from a mine"

Or, are we working around to the old "Can I use sand/gravel/glass for my insulation" question?


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