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Does anybody know a good substitute for asbestos? Answered

I need something that won't burst into flames, but I also don't want lung cancer. Any ideas? Availability is a big factor here.

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vatosupreme

11 years ago

what is the application? In the mean time: Cemenet Backer Board for Tile Fiberglass insulation--- sort of nomex

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carbonvatosupreme

Reply 11 years ago

I'm making a simple carbon arc light, and I would like to prevent the rods from burning all of the way out of the protective can they will be in.

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carboncarbon

Reply 11 years ago

Oops, I forgot entirely about just plain ol' fiberglass, thanks.

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jtobakocarbon

Reply 11 years ago

ceramic fiber; brand names include kaowool and durablanket. 'rock wool,' used for fireplace inserts and door seals. if you don't need flexibility, firebrick will work. the insulating firebrick is much easier to work to shape-a lot like hard styrofoam. you can get tubs of fireplace morter-thin with water to make a paste and plaster it wherever you need it.

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Tool Using Animal

11 years ago

Porcelain I think I'd try fiberglass tape before the insulation type myself.