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Old 04-29-2010, 04:23 AM
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Default Sourcing FB Blanket in Canberra

Hi, I'm new at this. Have built a Pompei Oven and have enjoyed cooking in it for a couple of months. I didn't insulate the dome as I was only interested in cooking Pizzas to start with, but would now like to insulate and render the dome. The problem I have is that so called insulation "specialists" have never heard of FB Blanket. Does anyone know of a good supplier of this material in SE Australia (preferably Canberra), or an alternative product that works well?
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:24 PM
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If you get stuck, I can send from Melbourne. 0451 470371
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:29 PM
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Walker ceramics in Canberra ave sell FB blanket. Costs about $40 / meter
289 Canberra Ave
Fyshwick ACT 2609
(02) 6280 5700
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:10 PM
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Our blanket roll size is 25mm thick x 600mm wide x 7.2m long, $100.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:22 PM
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I bought rock wool from an industrial insulation place; it has a 50mm thickness, operating temp of 650c, and a very nice price. From the specifications, it should do a very good job but I haven't used it yet so can't say for sure.

BTW, Johnny's price above is very good for the blanket - I probably would've gone with that if he was local.

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Old 05-13-2010, 10:28 PM
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Rockwool compresses way too thin.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:03 AM
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Hi Johnny,

Thanks for raising that concern. I've read about other people using it, so could you please give some details? In particular, how severely will compression affect its usefulness?

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Mick
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:32 PM
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I bought rock wool from an industrial insulation place; it has a 50mm thickness, operating temp of 650c, and a very nice price. From the specifications, it should do a very good job but I haven't used it yet so can't say for sure.

BTW, Johnny's price above is very good for the blanket - I probably would've gone with that if he was local.
You can purchase ceramic fibre blanket from Total Refractory Management at Slacks Ck.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:36 PM
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Wow, that's the next suburb from me. I'm pretty confident about the rockwool I've got though - it really doesn't feel very compressible. Seems worth trying.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:41 AM
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I used rockwool but not for an igloo style exterior. The "board" product I used doesn't wrap easly and if I were going to using this in an igloo I would have needed to use some sort of wire to hold the rockwool tight to the oven. Because I used a containment building I was able to use the surrounding structure to hold the material in place.

When I was younger rockwool came in batting with the same consistency as fiberglass bats have. I think I've seen other forms of rockwool, blankets and high density rigid board. Ideally the blanket material could be found. If you can find it, it should make wrapping the oven much easier and the coverage more consistent.

Chris

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