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DC8702 03-14-2011 08:30 PM

Wet Insulating Blanket
 
I am in the late stages of a Casa 2G100 build. My tarp leaked and my insulating blanket got wet. I currently have 3 layers covered in chicken wire awaiting stucco. Hard to tell exactly how wet it got. It wasn't thoroughly soaked, but took on a bunch of water.

Do I have to replace it? How can I tell if it's OK?

Thanks

brickie in oz 03-14-2011 10:49 PM

Re: Wet Insulating Blanket
 
If its ceramic blanket itll be fine, maybe you could fire up the oven to dry it?
Fire it on low, not high.

Tman1 03-15-2011 05:00 AM

Re: Wet Insulating Blanket
 
I'd try to let it dry out before you cover it as best as possible.

DC8702 03-15-2011 09:03 AM

Re: Wet Insulating Blanket
 
Thanks for the reply. Yes it is a ceramic insulating blanket.

C5dad 03-20-2011 06:51 AM

Re: Wet Insulating Blanket
 
DC,

Brickie is correct, just fire the oven on low for a few hours to get the heat through the refractory - just think of this being an extended low temperature cure. The just be sure not to have anything on top of the insulation so that the steam has a free flow You will want to do this on a clear day with low humidity (a relative term on the East Coast) to maximize your efforts.

Best o luck


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