I want to build a test rig that I can see how effective the ceramic fiber is to insulate. As I look at this I may just use the sheet metal to form the fiber then use the Sodium silicate to harden it for chimney, then move on to the firebox, or test it as a TLUD.
Hi Mart; Great idea !
Lots of folks thinking of switching to ceramic fiber. This testing of yours may help with their decision.
I have just built my first ceramic fiber blanket riser. I have not finished the build yet to be able to try it out. I used Morgan Superwool , non hazardous. I hope yours is as well.
In my searching out info about c.f. blanket, a thought was posed whether using ridgidizer (water glass) might change the insinuative property's of the blanket ??? I do not know. You might investigate both ways.
My understanding of the ceramic boards is they harden on their own after firing.
I think you mistaked Fox James for my work :-) I just slapped mine together.
With a very poor setup I hit over 200 degrees in my oven with two loads of the pipe. 1/8th inch steel underneath, The temp was rising faster but that metal acts as a huge heat sync. I am amazed such a crude setup worked .
I figured out that if I reduced the top of the Pipe that I got a more controlled burn and I was able to extend the time. I was able to hit 200 degrees in 12 min in my oven and I baked up some cinnamon rolls woo hoo ;-)
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