On 28 Jul 2003 20:11:20 GMT, email@example.com (OldScrawn) wrote:
Thanks for the info. I'm wondering if it is really as heat-proof and
flame-proof as the old asbestos board used to be. I suspect not, if it
is made of gypsum and glass fibre...
The people at Jewsons seemed to be unable to offer any information
about the stuff, except that it was the best thing they had as a
substutute for asbestos sheet.
I would guiess fiber galss strands ina plster or cement matrix.
Ive used a scarp bit when plumbing as a heat shield, It gets a bit
flakey at yellow heat :-)
Fireproof insulation. I have it all over my house under the thatch - its
also mildly permeable to moisture. I have it also to act as a register
plate over the open fires and stoves and teh aga, where its painted black.
Its the modern answer to asbestos board, Great stuff, but very pricey!
Thatched roof and aga cooker - Sounds nice.
Thanks to everyone for the input. It sounds like the stuff may do the
job. Now I just have to guess which thickness I need! I'm going to use
it to line a fire recess - to cover up the o;d bricks which are badly
laid and therefore unsightly. I also want to use it to block of the
flue immediately above, and divert the smoke into an adjacent flue
(the one that comes from an unused fireplace on the floor below.
Someone said multiboard is expensive but an 8x4 sheet, 6,, thick is
only $20... could be worse... probably cheaper than asbestos would
have been if it was still legal.
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