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32490Re: Caring for internal elements

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  • Harry
    Dec 4, 2008
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      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "abbababbaccc" <abbababbaccc@...> wrote:

      >
      > That's right. Either 1000W without insulation or that 625W element
      > and good insulation. People have used cheap sleeping pads made of
      > foam quite succesfully, cut to fit and duct tape together. Another
      > good option is floor insulation foam that is used with floor heating
      > systems - it tolerates reasonable amount of heat and insulates quite
      > well. Rockwool is also efficient but PITA to work with. Then we have
      > self adhesive materials used for sound suppression and the list goes
      > on - go to your local HW store or cheap mart and start looking around.
      >
      > Cheers, Riku
      >

      Cheapest ($5-$10) and most successful solution for small boilers is a windshield sun protector.  Wrap it around & tape in place.  It reflects all the heat back into the boiler.

      No Frost Windscreen Protector 

       

      Slainte!
      regards Harry

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