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Old 03-29-2005, 09:29:01 AM
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Hello,
Does anyone know where to get asbestos for a hot tube engine? I was told they originally had a paste, now it comes in sheets. Any advice for installing it? Obviously, don't breathe it or absorb it in your skin. Someone I know mentioned wetting it and push it to the chimney wall and when it dries it will stay.
Can anyone share some experience on the subject?
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Luke,

I don't know where you can get asbestos any more, but you might try ceramic fiber bat which is like cotton batting only fire proof. It is good to 2300 degrees. It is used in pottery kilns and can be bought by the sq. foot.

If you found someone who used it in kilns they might even give you some scraps. There is also some kind of liquid hardener that works with it but I'm not sure that would be necessary.

Good luck, Dick
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Luke,

I don't know where you can get asbestos any more, but you might try ceramic fiber bat which is like cotton batting only fire proof. It is good to 2300 degrees. It is used in pottery kilns and can be bought by the sq. foot.

If you found someone who used it in kilns they might even give you some scraps. There is also some kind of liquid hardener that works with it but I'm not sure that would be necessary.

Good luck, Dick
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Go to a good RV parts store and get a package of sheet insulation for RV furnaces. This is a very high temp material and should work well for you. NOT CHEAP !!!!!

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I dont think you want asbestos even if you could find it, and you wont anyway.

A modern substitue would be the stuff used in wood stoves. Cheep enough for a small amount available in wood stove stores. I think its called mineral wool, but whatever it is, just go ask the wood stove sales place and you will be in business. They also sell a paste that dries hard, black paint that can be diluted and used to paint a boiler and the (asbestos substitute) rope or cloth thats good for very hi temp.
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Castable refractory would work it is like a thick paste type stuff. Used in foundry furnaces and other high temp things. This stuff is like a light weight concrete or mortar cement but will with stand 2600 degrees fahrenheit.
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Try Burns and Horner - I think they advertise here at Hrrry'd. if not try the Gas Engine Magazine. They have hot tubes and supplies
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Thank you all very much!
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