4352Re: [new_distillers] Boiler insulation?
- Jul 1, 2002On Mon, 01 Jul 2002 05:44:37 -0000
"bobbafett00" <bobbafett00@...> wrote:
> Hi all,We can get a material here that is commonly known as 'aluminum foil bubble
> I want to insulate my boiler in the interest of decreasing the time
> it takes to do a run.
wrap'. It's constructed of a single layer of very strong bubble wrap,
sandwiched between two sheets of mylar. One 1/4" layer of this material is
purported to be equivalent to R-12.
It can sometimes be found discarded by grocery stores - I am told that it
is used in the packing of fresh berries and other perishable fruits. A
local friend got over 20 square meters this way, for free.
Adding a layer of this material noticeably improved both the temperature
stability and efficiency of my column. It's very easy to work with and
seems to be suitably heat resistant. I am thinking about adding a 'cap' of
this material around the upper 1/2 of my boiler, to improve the efficiency
of that component.
-- Dr. M. Legendre
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