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Offline WoodChucker

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Kiln insulation?
« on: May 13, 2004, 09:40:30 AM »
I'm getting ready to insulate my new kiln, it's a dehumidifier kiln from Nyle. I've been told that the foil faced type is the best to use but the thickest I can get it around here is 1/2" and sometimes 1" is available. So I'd rather use the pink stuff because I can get it in 2". I could put one layer of the foil type on also if thats a good way? And would it go on the face of the inside wall facing the room or should it be the first piece to go inside the wall facing the outside? Or I could even have it on both sides with the pink stuff in between if thats better?

Nyle says to leave a air-space on the outside wall, so I'll only be using 3" between the studs, that will give me a 1/2" air-space on the outside wall. And then I thought I would put another  2 layers on the face of the studs inside.

They tell me I need to have at least an R-30 for the walls and celling. So do you guys have any suggestions as to which way I should go, all pink or mix it up? Thanks!

R.T.
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Re: Kiln insulation?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2004, 06:56:49 PM »
If by "pnk stuff" you mean pink (or blue) foam, then that works fine. If you mean fiberglass, not so good but okay if you have at least R10 foam on the inside and seal the joints very, very well. Also make sure the outside air space between the insulation and the outside wall is well vented.

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Re: Kiln insulation?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2004, 10:55:03 PM »
Thanks Don,

yep, I was talking about the foam stuff. I talked to Joe yesterday and he filled me in also. I was sorry to find out he's leaving, he's been a great help to me more then once and he really seems to know his stuff. Your letting a good one get away!  :o

Anyway, thanks for the input, it's always appreciated!

R.T.

 
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