Insulation for the outside

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Insulation for the outside

Post by Manngold » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:39 pm

Hi all, a while back I read a post in a similar vein to this. I am basically after a good way to insulate the outside of my kettle, I use electric to heat and someone suggested an inhalation roll from somewhere like Wickes. Does anyone know what I am talking about and can point me in the right direction???

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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by bobsbeer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:30 pm

Not sure about wickes, but what about a camping bed roll?

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Post by Manngold » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:34 pm

Hi pal. Thanks for the suggestion. I already have that, this seemed like the next step up!

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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by markd80 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:27 pm

I use hot water tank lagging (red insulation jacket) available from B&Q, Wickes etc (about £10).
I use it with an induction hob and it works well

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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by Donald » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:13 pm

I use the foil backed stuff that the DIY stores have for putting behind radiators.

The foam is pretty thin but you get 3 or 4 layers around.

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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by rpt » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:13 pm

I use Thermawrap which i cut and taped round my boiler. During the mash I also cover it with a hot water cylinder jacket.

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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by Kev888 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:15 pm

Closed-cell foam (it sounds like you may already have) is pretty good stuff for lagging. The shiny bubble-wrap has a high specification, but that is on the assumption that there is an air gap behind it and that heat will be reflected back rather than conducted by direct contact. It still does something useful however, and can also make a final layer thats easier to wipe down. Though it is not all made equal; some has a clear plastic coating to protect it, but some is just aluminium foil which can corrode under the effects of wort and water.
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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by Fil » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:46 am

when insulating my keg store i did a bit of half arsed googling on the subject, it turns out composite sheet insulation is 'the best' ie most insulation per mm thickness, i then found a site that explored this in about the most fun way http://www.flyingkettle.com/secrun.htm
in conclusion i fitted 5ply mylar bubblewrap insulation within a 9mm void behind the 3mm marine ply wall skin thus enabeling me to maintain both the washing machine and the corny kegs side by side in the 90 cm or so wide area.
ist update for months n months..
Fermnting: not a lot..
Conditioning: nowt
Maturing: Challenger smash, and a kit lager
Drinking: dry one minikeg left in the store
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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by Norik » Mon May 08, 2017 9:56 pm

I use 18mm armafex (expanded neoprene insulation), with a layer of silver metal insulating tape to make it look pretty.
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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by Coffeeuk » Tue May 09, 2017 7:38 am

I've always used rolson floor mats £10 from Halfords. It's good and thick, wipes down easily and looks the part too.

http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/ ... 20-x-180cm

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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by Manngold » Tue May 09, 2017 1:11 pm

Thanks all. Coffee, do they wrap round the boiler with ease?

They seem quite rigid! Thanks, if they do, this could be a winner.

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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by Coffeeuk » Tue May 09, 2017 2:39 pm

Yeah they wrap around quite easily. Also interlock and have edging strips too for a nice neat finish. They stink for the first few days, but the smell soon goes.

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Re: Insulation for the outside

Post by drtablet » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:45 am

look up kingspan.

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