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  • UtahBeehiver
    Reply to 32 Inch Cape Build
    by UtahBeehiver
    I have seen builders cut a triangle piece out of the floor brick that butts up against the dome floor. This minimizes contact between the dome floor brick and vent brick thus reducing thermal transmission. The gap can be left oven, filled with Cermic Fiber blanket or lean p or vcrte. Thermal K values...
    Today, 02:19 PM
  • david s
    Reply to 32 Inch Cape Build
    by david s
    Yes that’s what I’m suggesting although 1/16” is around 3x thicker than I was suggesting and of course therefore 3x more heat transferred by concuctivity.
    Today, 01:25 PM
  • CapePizza
    Reply to 32 Inch Cape Build
    by CapePizza
    Thanks for your insights, davids. This piece of ss tubing I was considering is .065 inches material thickness (so around 1/16 inch).... from what you're suggesting.... maybe instead of a tube, maybe just a piece of ss channel, where the top is 1 inch (the part's that's exposed) and the channel sides...
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