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Offline pine

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Insulation for New Kiln
« on: January 15, 2017, 02:35:25 PM »
I recently stumbled upon a fantastic clearance price on the type of foam that Nyle recommends in their kiln design. 

Actually they recommend two types:
the foil covered Polyisocyanurate Rigid Foam bonded to reinforced aluminum foil facers
and the Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Rigid Foam Insulation which can be found in both blue or pink depending upon manufacturer. 

Never use the expanded polystyrene (EPS) (white stuff ) according to Nyle. 

But I digress.

Home Depot which has not had the 2 inch Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Rigid Foam Insulation in-stock  for several months suddenly got a shipment in and they put it on clearance at a ridiculously low price.  This clearance price sees to be pretty wide spread throughout the US (if they have it in stock).  The normal price is $29 per sheet.  The clearance price is $7.93 per 2 inch 4 x 8 sheet.  They are still selling the same material in the 2 foot width for $21 and are not putting it on clearance.   ??? :-\

If you are building a kiln then you might want to look into this before they run out or they jack the price back to normal.  It can be a VERY significant savings.

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Re: Insulation for New Kiln
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 03:52:32 PM »
I wish they would of done that last year. >:(
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Re: Insulation for New Kiln
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 05:54:27 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!  I'm going to town tomorrow and will swing by and see if they are having that sale up here.  Boy if they are I may buy all they have and just put it back.  That's an awesome deal.
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Re: Insulation for New Kiln
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 06:25:40 PM »
man,,,that is a good price. I bought a whole unit two years ago here in California and had to pay about 39$ per sheet. Ouch !
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Re: Insulation for New Kiln
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 08:11:20 PM »
I can't imagine too much insulation for some species like oak. On the other hand, you will need powered vents for species like basswood.

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Re: Insulation for New Kiln
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 10:34:52 PM »
I'm going to Klamath Falls tomorrow. I'll check it out
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