Re: Boiler insulation?
- --- In new_distillers@y..., "Robert N" <dinks_c@y...> wrote:
> Around these parts the canvas/tarpaulin makers use it to makethermal
> resistant cooler bags. That is where I got mine. It cost $5 for acouple of
> metres.A few years ago "space blankets" were very popular items with
> Yours' in Spirit!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr. M. Legendre [mailto:legendre@n...]
> Sent: Tuesday, 2 July 2002 3:44 AM
> To: new_distillers@y...
> Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Boiler insulation?
> On Mon, 01 Jul 2002 05:44:37 -0000
> "bobbafett00" <bobbafett00@h...> wrote:
backpackers. They were very compact and not at all comfortable - but
they assured survival if you got stranded in the snow. I don't know
if they are still available - but I think they would be ideal to
retain heat in your boiler. (They were designed to retain the heat
from you body)
I no longer have a "space blanket" but have found that just draping
an old Mexican wool blanket around my boiler increases heat up time
by a half hour!
> > Hi all,
> > I want to insulate my boiler in the interest of decreasing the
> > it takes to do a run.bubble
> We can get a material here that is commonly known as 'aluminum foil
> wrap'. It's constructed of a single layer of very strong bubblewrap,
> sandwiched between two sheets of mylar. One 1/4" layer of thismaterial is
> purported to be equivalent to R-12.that it
> It can sometimes be found discarded by grocery stores - I am told
> is used in the packing of fresh berries and other perishablefruits. A
> local friend got over 20 square meters this way, for free.temperature
> Adding a layer of this material noticeably improved both the
> stability and efficiency of my column. It's very easy to work withand
> seems to be suitably heat resistant. I am thinking about addinga 'cap' of
> this material around the upper 1/2 of my boiler, to improve theefficiency
> of that component.<http://rd.yahoo.com/M=213858.2174088.3620944.1829184/D=egroupweb/S=17
> -- Dr. M. Legendre
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