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Old 11-24-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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Default Blichmann burner fireproofing

I usually brew inside a mud room that's rather small and has a exhaust fan for clearing carbon monoxide. The burners I use pump out quite a bit of radiant heat. Does anyone use fireproof insulation to decrease the risk of fire? Will fireproof insulation give enough protection from The radiant heat of larger burners like the blichmann?

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Old 11-24-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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What "radiant heat"? I use Blichmann floor burners and as long as there's a pot on top there's no "radiant heat" to speak of coming off them...

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Old 11-24-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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Rolling a rockwool mat around the kettle and burner should work
Glass mat will probably not be able to withstand the heat
So it depend on what you got on hand

But unless you already have this I would suggest using a heatshield instead
Hopefully you wont need to use a deflector in the ceiling

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. The kettles are close to a sheet rock wall and I didn't want to take a chance.

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Old 11-25-2011, 12:17 PM   #5
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Use aluminum roof flashing. It comes in a roll and seems to be very good at reflecting infrared. You could mount it directly on the sheetrock wall.

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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Cool I will give flashing a try

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