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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby bluc » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:33 pm

Garden stores should have it..
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby dans.brew » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:38 pm

Cheers bluc... :text-thankyoublue:
Never heard of it before, wasnt sure if it was some special stuff or not.
Anything to speed up heating up time would be a bonus.
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby bluc » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:49 pm

Its used in same way as pearlite :handgestures-thumbupleft: dont breath while pouring it fine nasty silica crap not good for lungs...
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Bunnings and the like do stock it in small bags in the gardening section but it’s dear as poison.
I got mine from a place here in rocky that stocks all kinds of different building materials.
If you google Ausperl you should be able to locate a supplier cheaper.
Best to go the course grade. Larger particles and less mess.
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby db1979 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:24 pm

Doubleuj wrote:Yeap only 1 x 3600, that was a typo 8-}
Thanks for your help dB on calculating the angles for the barrel pieces :handgestures-thumbupleft:

So they worked out without any dramas?
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:28 pm

Ahhh, not quite, but that’s because I only had a protractor and bevel to set the angle on the jointer. There were some 1mm gaps or so on the inside, but nothing that liquid nails couldn’t solve :laughing-rolling:
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby db1979 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:32 pm

Well you wouldn't know, it looks great!
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby dans.brew » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:25 pm

Doubleuj wrote:Bunnings and the like do stock it in small bags in the gardening section but it’s dear as poison.
I got mine from a place here in rocky that stocks all kinds of different building materials.
If you google Ausperl you should be able to locate a supplier cheaper.
Best to go the course grade. Larger particles and less mess.


Cheers mate!
Less mess is always good, especially around the house... :naughty:
I was thinking some insulation paper, but im guessing this would be 10 times better.
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Doubleuj » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:56 pm

I think so, you have to make something that will hold it in though.
Check this out, 10:50pm, temp of the backset is still almost 80 degrees
Can’t see it in the photos but there’s still heaps of steam coming out
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby warramungas » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:41 am

Check hydroponics stores too. They can sell it in big bags.
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Doubleuj » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:06 am

Temp this morning is still 58 degrees with steam still coming off :scared-eek:
I got 100L bag for $50, way more than I need but worked out cheaper than Bunnings
Hydro store might be the go for you city folk :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Now I’m trying to think up a cheap easy way to use it to insulate fermenters.. :think:
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Sampson » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:32 am

Great set up mate!
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby RC Al » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:47 pm

Just find some non food grade containers that are bigger than your fermenters, NFG ones are usually dirt cheap. You wouldn't even need wide mouth ones, just cut the top off at the right height and some cling wrap/ pallet wrap/ duct tape to seal the top

Sounds like a good concept for a malting/enzyme set up for AG....

How sealed is the vermiculite from the top? I would be worried about spilling stuff into it, its also very good at holding fluids and thereby smells
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby bluc » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Doubleuj wrote:Temp this morning is still 58 degrees with steam still coming off :scared-eek:
I got 100L bag for $50, way more than I need but worked out cheaper than Bunnings
Hydro store might be the go for you city folk :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Now I’m trying to think up a cheap easy way to use it to insulate fermenters.. :think:

Need a wort chiller to empty boiler :laughing-rolling:
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Doubleuj » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:25 pm

bluc wrote:
Doubleuj wrote:Temp this morning is still 58 degrees with steam still coming off :scared-eek:
I got 100L bag for $50, way more than I need but worked out cheaper than Bunnings
Hydro store might be the go for you city folk :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Now I’m trying to think up a cheap easy way to use it to insulate fermenters.. :think:

Need a wort chiller to empty boiler :laughing-rolling:


:laughing-rolling:
Just about

I didn’t think about absorbing smells RC, the lid is a pretty tight fit though :think: might see how it goes after the first time I spill some wash, which we all know happens 8-}
I can always silicone it up if need be
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby shortcut » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:04 am

Hey mate that looks Grouse! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
You said it now heats up in 1hr10min, how long did it take before?

Also for other dudes,I think some kitty litter is vermiculite, might be cheaper? I dunno.
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Doubleuj » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:51 am

shortcut wrote:Hey mate that looks Grouse! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
You said it now heats up in 1hr10min, how long did it take before?

Also for other dudes,I think some kitty litter is vermiculite, might be cheaper? I dunno.

Cheers mate, I never used it before adding the third element and insulation but the calculator in the newbies corner says it would have been over 2 hrs.
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby shortcut » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:43 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Makes my Doona and alfoil insulation look pretty shithouse.
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Plumby » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:00 pm

shortcut wrote::handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Makes my Doona and alfoil insulation look pretty shithouse.

:text-+1:
I know how you feel, I use a old blanket and massive beach towel.
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Re: my boiler insulation

Postby Professor Green » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:03 pm

Plumby wrote:
shortcut wrote::handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Makes my Doona and alfoil insulation look pretty shithouse.

:text-+1:
I know how you feel, I use a old blanket and massive beach towel.


I bet they're easily removed to allow the boiler to cool down quicker at the end of your run. WJ's boiler is probably still at 58 degrees. :teasing-neener: :teasing-neener:

Cheers,
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