a thermal conductor that does not conduct electricity? Answered
i am looking to heat water to a boil in a pipe, using nichrome wire. the nichrome wire will be wrapped around the pipe. my problem is i don't want to short circuit the nichrome wire, so i need to insulate it, but i need it to still transfer as much heat as possible to the pipe.
any suggestion would be great, including other ways to, using electricity, bring water to a boil within a pipe.
*UPDATE: does anyone know of an affordable insulating paint or coating?
i found some (called Glyptal) but it cost $50, which is too much for me
rust-oleum is an enamel paint. will it insulate?