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ceramic blanket?

Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by saskredneck, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. saskredneck

    saskredneck New Member

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    hi guys, im building my first forge and am looking for someplace to buy ceramic fibre blanket. i contacted saskatoon broilermaker but they wont ship to me , pick up only. im about 30 min out of lloyd. thanks
     
  2. Rob Holm

    Rob Holm New Member

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    I haven't bought any myself, so take the following thoughts for what they're worth:

    I would think there would be a source in Lloyd, what with all the oil industry in the area. There might be some place in Edmonton willing to ship as well.
     
  3. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    saskredneck, I ordered mine from Tucker's Pottery Supply in Ontario (www.tuckerspottery.com). Look under "kiln repair". They only carry 1" blanket, so you have to double it up for your forge, but they were easy to deal with.

    I hope you'll post some photos of your forge build. It might help others when they want to build one.

    Oh, and welcome to Canadian Knifemaker.
     
  4. saskredneck

    saskredneck New Member

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    thanks guys, ill check around lloyd first. i wasnt sure if it was something they would use in the patch or not. im a farmer and dont pay much attention to the oilfield industry.Rob did you make it through the storm last night? thanks mythtaken ill definately check out that website. ive got alot of projects on the go right now but i will take lots of pics.
     
  5. Rob Holm

    Rob Holm New Member

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    Well, I don't know that they use it either. I'm just a reformed city boy myself.

    We didn't get hit like those in town and to the north - never even lost power.
     
  6. saskredneck

    saskredneck New Member

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    what kind of coating should i use on the fiber blanket? i had read somewhere thart canadian tire sells something that would work for this?
     
  7. boatbuilder

    boatbuilder New Member

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    ITC-100 is the best coating I have found. I also found that 1" layer of the kao-wool is sufficient.

    Jim
     
  8. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I agree with boatbuilder. ITC-100 is the way to go (that tucker's pottery place also carries it). You need to thin it down with water so you can use spread it over the ceramic blanket. When I built my two-brick forge, I used that high temperature cement from Canadian Tire. It worked well to protect the inside of the soft brick. You could use it in your forge to keep the Kao-wool fibres from flying around, but that's all it would do. ITC-100 will actually reflect the heat back, increasing the temperature you get from your forge.
     
  9. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    I ordered mine from Pottery Supply House in Ontario. Service was great but they bladed me on shipping.

    I'm sure that some kind board member might be willing to pick up and smail the blanket to you. Just EMT them the cash for the blanket and shipping and you'd be good to go.
     
  10. saskredneck

    saskredneck New Member

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    i just ordered the blanket and some itc 100, shipping was only 20 bucks. thanks for all the help guys. ill take lots of pics.
     

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