Refractory Paper

Discussion in 'General foundry chat' started by oldironfarmer, Apr 15, 2019 at 6:20 AM.

  1. oldironfarmer

    oldironfarmer Silver Banner Member

    I know slick paper has clay content. I use a wad of newspaper to light my furnace and got into a Sunday supplement slick magazine. Three sheets so far, and they have persisted, hard and crunchy, and I know they get to around 3,000F by the color when hot.

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    Maybe I can make a furnace out of newspaper and plaster.
     
  2. crazybillybob

    crazybillybob Silver Banner Member

    Careful you might Get a Cease and Desist from the King of Random :eek::D;)

    It would be a neat experiment. I would bet it would work.......once.
     
  3. oldironfarmer

    oldironfarmer Silver Banner Member

    Yeah, this stuff has been surprisingly persistent, several firings on oil and no sign of deterioration.
     
  4. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    The paper bags they sell lump charcoal in are pretty hard to burn too, if you're serious... :D

    Jeff
     
  5. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    They sell paper to be placed on kiln shelves to keep your junk from sticking.. Dont tell the kingofbullshit.

    Newpaper with alumina content? Sounds expensive.
     
  6. Sounds like the kaolin clay used to give the paper a glossy finish, when I used to repair photocopiers there was a school with a $17K photocopier that used a cheap recycled paper to save a few dollars. The paper had so much kaolin clay over normal copier paper that it used to shed it as a fine abrasive dust that slowly destroyed one way roller clutches and oillite bearings, anywhere two surfaces rubber together.
     

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