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6" Ericsson Hot Air Pumping Engine


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I would use A product called Fiber Frax and it comes in A blanket 1/2 inch thick .
Hi Buster,
the Fiber Fax, is a roll product similar to the picture, or is a slab?

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We used the fiberfrax on several hot air engine fire boxes at our museum and it works great. We fire with propane but I think you will be fine using wood.
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We used the fiberfrax on several hot air engine fire boxes at our museum and it works great. We fire with propane but I think you will be fine using wood.
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FibreFrax in rolls?
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It was a used 1" thick roll that came off of a large muffler on a generator in a building.
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Davide The Fiber Frax I used was in A roll like in the picture What I used was 1/2 inch thick and no problems ...When these engines were used for Large amounts of water the hot cylinder was hot enough to turn Red . When running at show they never get very hot and 1/2 inch is fine . just cut to fit and use 3M contact cement to glue it in Works good Buster
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Davide The Fiber Frax I used was in A roll like in the picture What I used was 1/2 inch thick and no problems ...When these engines were used for Large amounts of water the hot cylinder was hot enough to turn Red . When running at show they never get very hot and 1/2 inch is fine . just cut to fit and use 3M contact cement to glue it in Works good Buster

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Buster, talking 3M adhesive for me is too general, you can send me a link?

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Default Re: 6" Ericsson Hot Air Pumping Engine

Another brand of this insulating material is "Kaowool" which I have used. I'm unsure of the effects of ceramic fibers on the lungs, so I use a respirator when handling this stuff.
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I think that Kaowool may be same material The Fiber Frax I used I got from southern California May have the box and can get address I used 1/2 inch thick and worked good .It comes in A roll and can be cut with A small pair of shears The Glue to hold it in is 3M Super 77 part number 76098 I got it from wall mart or any of parts houses Hope this helps Buster
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Thanks Buster, thanks Brent,
I purchased a fiber similar to FIBERFRAX, used to isolate the furnaces.
I did a test with a very powerful gas burner (I use it for starting hot bulb engine), the result was great, it did not get any damage, and definitely the firewood will have a less hot flame.

Then I bought a Spray Glue (hopefully similar to 3M super77) and finally I bought refractory bricks, I will put them only at the bottom of the furnace where there is wood.

Next week I hope I can post some photos.

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Thank you all for your valuable advice.

In the end here is what I did today on the furnace:
a mix of refractory bricks and ceramic fiber (similar to FiberFrax).

Senza titolo by Davide Coloretti, su Flickr
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