I have been on alibaba trying to line up some refractory cement, fire brick and mortar for the bricks. Does anyone have a spec, or knowledge of the specifications for these products to meet the max temperature to be expected in this type of application?
Is this the right approach? Is US product cost competitive? Where is the best place to look for these products?
Has anyone tried to import these products from china? Are there any constraints on doing this, such as requirements for UL or CSA?
I am looking for suggestions for off the shelf solutions.
For example,the distributors website doesn't list riser sleeves,but they probably have them and they are considered possibly the best possible heat riser.
I would google "refractory suppliers" and include your city and/or state in the query.
Shipping costs can multiply the costs of many products.
Best approach, secondhand bricks sourced locally. Second best new ones.
The art of scavenging is your best tool!
thomas rubino wrote:Mark ; What is your location ? Anywhere near Spokane Washington ? White Block ,in Spokane valley has Fire clay at $10.00 a 50# bag, firebricks are near $2.50 each splits are cheaper. With refractory you will want around 2500 F . There is straight refractory and there is insulating refractory. Paying for shipping would be expensive especially from china . Check around, as max said, used firebrick are everywhere. Look for a sawmill with a dry kiln they may have bricks laying around. Refinery's and pulp mills also use large amounts of firebrick.
Not to derail the thread, but you just saved me a lot of time searching for suppliers! Im only a couple hours east of spokane. Thanks man!
I am from southern alberta, originally from Lethbridge, but now located 30 minutes approx south of Brooks. Canadian pricing for this kind of stuff is crazy expensive. The suggestion for a supplier close to Spokane is great info, thanks very much. I travel to the coast every year, to visit my daughter, and it won't be far out of my way. I prefer the route through the US, because it feels more free. This year, I may take the south route through Great Falls, and maybe even swing by wheaton labs.
Has anyone tried to use the ceramic microspheres in their favorite heating appliance?
I mean this is really fascinating stuff!!!
thanks for all the ideas and comments!!!
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