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Old 01-11-2013, 12:56:35 PM
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I have a Myrick Eclipse and there is an insulation material in the hot tube, might be asbestos. It is getting old and falling apart. What can or should I use to replace it?? Where can I find it?

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Amorphous silica fabric. ASFs are used in muffler packing and also in furnace applications. It is used in high temp applications. It, like anything else has its pros and cons. Make sure you check the cons before using any material so there are no surprises. (Info found by googling "good replacement for asbestos")
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Adam,

I use FiberFrax paper. We use it here at work for the construction of aluminum melters. 1/16 in thick material works great!

A quick Google source revealed this by the foot source:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo.../fiberfrax.php


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That is where I ordered fiberfrax (aircraft spruce), and have always had good luck with that company. Neil
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Do you guys use just one thickness of the fiber?

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I'm using Kaowool in my chimney, Adam. I use it in my forges too. I got mine from a friend, but I just did a search for it, and it seems to be about everywhere, including Ebay. You can sort of peel it to make it thinner if you need to. I peeled mine down to about a quarter inch or so, then rolled it against the walls of the chimney with a dowel to lay the fibers down.

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Adam, I am using one layer of the 1/8" thickness material, but the 1/16" should work fine. The fiberfrax fibers are packed flat, sort of like building felt.
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