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  1. #11
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    Re: foam insulation

    Has anyone ever tried using stubbieholders / coolers?
    They're the same or similar neoprene material at wetsuits, right?

    Sorry, but I had to ask; it's the Territorian in me

    Dave
    Last edited by gilligan; 13th November 2008 at 02:23 AM. Reason: Typo

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    Re: foam insulation

    I couldn't find a stubbie holder with a large enough diameter to fit around my CAV filter. Searched everywhere I could think of for one but no luck!

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    Re: foam insulation

    Gilligan,
    Do they have the neoprene coolers for "King Browns" in Darwin?
    Perhaps these may fit?
    Please check this out and post the size, if available.

    Regards,
    Tony
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    Re: foam insulation

    Not sure what you mean by 'King Brown'?
    I thought that was your standard 'longneck' 750ml (or maybe 800ml these days).

    I do have a Toohey's longneck cooler, it's a promo of some kind, not sure if they are available in quantity.

    If you mean a 'Darwin Stubby' - no coolers that I'm aware of, but I will certainly ask around.

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    Re: foam insulation

    Yes, the longneck, 750mL bottle. I have seen some in the distant past, but whether these would be suitable, who knows??

    I hadn't heard of any coolers for Darwin Stubbies either.

    Tony
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    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
    '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
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  6. #16
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    Re: foam insulation

    I will measure up my 750ml cooler and post dimensions, as well as look into availability.

    I would suggest that someone on the east coast may have more luck - they're all brewed over there and we don't see much promo gear this way...

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    Re: foam insulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Fitian View Post
    Insulation is a good idea Grant.

    See photos... I buy insulation sheets from Clark Rubber "sold per meter".
    And duct tape from bunnings.

    Foam comes with foil layer on one side and 10 mm thickness of foam.

    I use it only for heat exchangers and sometimes l make a jacket for the CAV filter.
    I did the same thing but because our local Clarkes Rubber has closed down I used normal house (Roof) insulation. It must work because even though the hoses get very hot, hardly any heat is coming through to the outside of the HE. I also used good quality gaffa tape rather than duct tape.

    Maybe the Clark Rubber thing is better though. It looks like it might be. I might change mine down the track. Will see how we go.

    The other thing, as far as making a jacket for the CAV - I can see the advantage for sure but I was thinking there might be some advantage in seeing into the bottom of the CAV for signs of sediment.

    Dunno!

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    Re: foam insulation

    here is a link that is a good read

    BurnVeg.com Forums :: View topic - insulation testers wanted

    insulation testers wanted

    anyway have fun out there

    Omar

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