Insulation for almost anything.

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  1. Jan 12, 2019 #1

    Dutto

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    In Lidl today and they have Exercise Mats on sale for (I think) £5.99.

    It makes great insulation for an FV or even a boiler.

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    HoppyTommy

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    I bought the Aldi equivalent last year to go around my Grainfather. When it got close to the boil it started to stick to the metal, so I panicked and took it off. Do they melt? And can they be easily removed if so?
     
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    Dutto

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    They melt in extreme heat and the sticky black bits sure as hell aren't easy to remove. (It took me a knife, chisel, stainless steel wool and patience!)

    I discovered this when I used my jacketed Boiler on a new Paella Burner that has a ring at the very edge of the pot! After it had melted the jacket, I decided to remove it from the Boiler because at 7.5kW the new burner made it unnecessary.

    I included the photograph because, without melting, it had served its purpose for many months with a smaller burner by decreasing the time it took to raise the wort to the boil and resulted in a better rolling boil.
     

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