He said he used that stuff in his house and in his boiler room. Watching the video, they show multiple instances of direct flame hitting the insulation without degrading it and near the end they have a torch blowing at it with someone holding their hand to the other side (reminds me of aerogel). That got me thinking. . .
Since you can cut through this stuff just like fiberglass batts, I can't imagine it'd be hard to build your own instant rocket stove out of this stuff! The tricky part would be supporting a pot or pan to use on it, but that's not an insurmountable problem (hang a pot off a stand).
Might see if I can find it locally to experiment. It would be my first rocket stove.
briank: Hi guys, been lurking, registered a while back, just stopped in to make a first post. Good to see some familiar faces here from the wider world of firewood hoarders.
Dec 31, 2015 23:04:12 GMT -8
satamax: Lapinou year to everybody!
Jan 1, 2016 12:58:58 GMT -8
keithturtle: Working overtime on the holiday to support the habit (lemme see, how many firebricks can I buy next week?) <grin>
Jan 1, 2016 16:01:16 GMT -8
Daryl: Hey Bri! Nice to see you!
Jan 1, 2016 17:37:46 GMT -8
ericvw: Nice to see ya over here BrianK
Jan 1, 2016 23:58:54 GMT -8
briank: Thanks Daryl and Eric. The rocket bug has been in the back of my mind a lot lately. Thought I'd do some catching up here on the latest and greatest developments. I'm really liking the half barrel bell idea Matt came up with a couple years ago.
Jan 2, 2016 8:11:08 GMT -8
ericvw: Staying warm, Daryl?
Jan 12, 2016 15:09:15 GMT -8
Daryl: I remembered why I hate winter. Oil is at an all time low so I am good.
Jan 14, 2016 13:04:21 GMT -8
keithturtle: How long will it stay low?
Jan 14, 2016 19:10:34 GMT -8
wolf1004: Oil will stay low for a while, the bigger question is how long will we have jobs so we have the money to buy it? Low or not?
Jan 16, 2016 6:56:31 GMT -8
Daryl: Keith, prices are supposed to continue to go down. Wolf, I could lose my job today. No biggie. I'm taking life as it comes.
Jan 18, 2016 9:14:23 GMT -8
Daryl: Hey, Eric. What is up!!! How does it go down there in VA? Got a dusting of snow last night. Too cold to go hiking but we did catch some football this weekend.
Jan 18, 2016 9:15:46 GMT -8
Daryl: Oh, and one more thing, Eric...about a year with the guitar! I am happy that I reached that anniversary.
Jan 18, 2016 9:22:41 GMT -8
keithturtle: Daryl, one door closing leads to another one opening. Walk thru wisely
Jan 19, 2016 15:56:07 GMT -8
Daryl: I meant that I can handle what comes my way. I don't care. Lol. I will survive. I may have my job for the rest of my life or lose it tomorrow. You never know. But I am cool with it.
Jan 19, 2016 17:31:03 GMT -8
Daryl: By the way, HOWDY MAXIE!!!!!
Jan 19, 2016 17:31:41 GMT -8
janmetal: Fireproof stones.. Can they be made DIY or do I have to buy? - Simple Nepalese design wanted.
Jan 20, 2016 22:40:03 GMT -8
ericvw: Looks like you've had some time to reflect, Daryl. We got about 14" snow this past weekend. It is melting away nice and quick.
Jan 27, 2016 20:46:59 GMT -8
Daryl: No more snow, Eric! Keep it! Supposed to be close to 50 the next couple of days.
Jan 30, 2016 13:47:09 GMT -8