I only have experience of the Fiberfrax Duraboard brand of ceramic fiber board that's sold in the UK, I found it very delicate and almost impossible to handle without without knocking the corners and edges off. I got it from PotteryPro on ebay. No idea what the other brands are like.
Post by wiscojames on Dec 19, 2017 11:15:43 GMT -8
With most of us living in the US, it's unlikely you'll find a detailed rundown of suppliers like Matt did for us here. But I used the search terms "refractory supplier UK" and saw many results, most in central UK.
Do you start with dry clay powder? Just wondering how you mix it, otherwise.
You can start with dry clay powder, but if starting with wet clay, you do it more by feel than adding a specific amount of water... Someone may have a link to another discussion of clay-sand mortar... Or Matt may have some advice as to how to guage amounts of clay, sand, and water.
Post by esbjornaneer on Dec 23, 2017 7:38:32 GMT -8
Karl L, it would be good to let us know where in the UK you want the source or do you want all locations? In Bristol there is Vitcas (https://shop.vitcas.com/ceramic-fibre-board-1260-vitcas-insulating-board-1.html these seem to be on offer at the moment) but if you are having it delivered you pay for a pallet delivery even of you are just getting one board! So if you will be in the south west you may be allowed to go there and pick up what you need saving yourself quite a chunk of money. As for clay/sand mortar the 3rd post in this thread (http://donkey32.proboards.com/thread/1068/dear-donkey-master-cob) is what helped me to get off the commercial fire cement.
wiscojames: I'm afraid you won't get a response to such a vague question - I suggest reading through some of the threads related to your questions before asking for an explanation. People will be very generous with their knowledge if your question is more specific.
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daniel: in my experience as I am working now on something of that nature, I have thought of making a heat exchanger and distributing the heat through vents using a slower fan. Now after a few years I realize that mass heaters give out primarily radiant heat, for
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vesuvius: High Temperature Glass options,
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vesuvius: Do any of you have experience with using the glass from home oven doors on a rocket stove? I'd like to have a viewing port on my stove but don't want to fork out for new ceramic glass. Any thought as to whether it would take the heat of a rocket stove?
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yaya: you dont need the blowair for that temp..
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flybywire: Glass window from an old washing machine is designed to take high temps. Cheap solution to your need.
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Mar 11, 2019 18:56:41 GMT -8
jlmtech: GADGET: CONSIDER USING A JET PUMP INSTEAD OF A BLOWER FAN TO INDUCE DRAFT; NO CLOGGING.
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michaelegan: i am unable to open the sketchup files on my mac. I used sketchup a few years back but apparently the company now requires a subscription. does anyone have any advice/instructions on how to use the program or how to view pictures without spending money?
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mannytheseacow: michaelegan: download AutoCAD student version for free... import .SKP
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anounaki: Hi, why I cant upload photos when I make new tread to this forum?
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ahansen: photos under 1 mb not possible?
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