Insulation

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Insulation

Postby leftcoastjeff » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:38 pm

I have had some interest shown in the valve covers, filter covers, heat exchanger covers and fuel line covers now that fuel is climbing back up.

We have come up with some interesting ways to use neoprene, these were some that may be of interest with the cold weather on it's way.

See the whole prototype thread here; http://www.burnveg.com/forum/viewtopic. ... on+testers

The first is a cover for the Hydroforce valve,
This was designed to work on either side of the valve.
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Price to be determined by order volume. ($9-$12)

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filter covers

Postby leftcoastjeff » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:48 pm

We make custom filter covers, just measure the circumference and length.

Plantdrive has ordered these several times for thier vegmax/vormax filter systems.
Without a drain hole

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With a drain hole

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Priced by size and volume ($10-$30)

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Heat exchanger covers

Postby leftcoastjeff » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:59 pm

Just measure length, width and thickness.

This one is 7.75" by 3" by 1.75"

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Around $35

Arctic cover, double layer,

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Cheers,

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Postby SunWizard » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:31 pm

Those look great. Is the FPHE cover designed so it can be added to an existing conversion without unhooking any plumbing? That also means they would be removable later for cleaning or during repairs. That would be a big plus on all of those.
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Postby John Galt » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:35 pm

Yes... I'm still using one of Jeff's FPHE covers, and it can be installed and removed easily.
I'm using one of his outer covers over foil/fiberglass insulation wrapped around the FPHE.
I use a pad type pre-heater on the FPHE and it was too hot for the neoprene inner cover.
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Thanks John

Postby leftcoastjeff » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:43 pm

John Galt wrote:Yes... I'm still using one of Jeff's FPHE covers, and it can be installed and removed easily.
I'm using one of his outer covers over foil/fiberglass insulation wrapped around the FPHE.
I use a pad type pre-heater on the FPHE and it was too hot for the neoprene inner cover.


Thanks John, removability was important to me as a design feature for testing.

The neoprene will take some heat (600F) but the laminate (nylon) will melt at 325F. Fire resistant neoprene is used in fireman's dress outs and is available at an idiotic price. Resistance heaters burn hot until the thermostat clicks, then off, wonder if there is some way of tempering the spike? I'll get back to you on this, I've got some ideas.... foil/fiberglass insulation is a start, thanks again John for testing and communicating results.

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IIRC John got the Arctic FPHE cover
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Postby John Galt » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:31 am

It was one of theseImagepad heaters, no thermostat.
Wattage was probably too high. The current one is 30W and is working fine.

The cover not only provides insulation but also secure shock mounting for the FPHE.
The insulated FPHE is zip-tied to the mounting bracket made from
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