Post by coastalrocketeer on Dec 15, 2018 13:49:30 GMT -8
When I first took it out of the oven the body of it made a dull thud when tapped... like an a piece of acoustical wood fiber board or ceiling tile... after having a hot fire in it for an hour and a half, it rings like it has sintered or hardened a lot.
Post by coastalrocketeer on Dec 15, 2018 16:26:56 GMT -8
Sweet, I’ll have to look at that one... and add it to Karl’s Clinoptilolite related threads as an additional source of zeolite. How much does it cost? I think SweetPDZ cost me around $20 for a 40 lb bag locally.
Had to run some errands for a few hours. I bought a weed dragon 100 kBtu propane torch for $85 at my tiny town hardware store (ouch)... and it started raining while I was out, so nature is soaking my partially sintered mini stove for me.
Will be a good test to see if it can survive going from soaked to dry with the torch. I suspect it will, but the proof will be in the pudding once it stops raining.
Post by coastalrocketeer on Dec 15, 2018 19:02:50 GMT -8
Well, the bond to the baseplate detached on the feed tube end. It has a crack accross it, and there are a couple of other cracks... in the thinnest area of the riser, and in the interior only of the feed tube. The abuse I put it through in terms of heat cycling was pretty extreme though...
How did you discover that EcoTraction was Clinoptilolite?
They seem rather cagey about what it is on their website.
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