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Will42805

Meeco's red devil refractory cement

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I'm planning on using meecos red devil refractory cement after rigidizer my 3 - 1 inch layers of inswool htz. Has anyone else used this and how well did it work. I've come across a few reviews online of people who have used it for forges. Most of them seemed to go pretty well. It states that it's rated for 3000 degrees. And it $11 for half a gallon it's pretty cheap. Just wondering if anyone else has any experience with it. Thanks

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It's cement not a flame face rated refractory. Its used to cement various refractory materials in furnaces like fire brick tiles, etc. It is NOT intended to live directly in the fire. It's 3,000 f rating is as a mortar between bricks.

You can buy small quantities of Kast-O-Lite 30 from an Iforge member Wayne Coe for reasonable. He'll even help you determine how much you need. This Kastolite product has a working rating of 3,000f and is intended as an uncoated flame face refractory. It's a castable high alumina meaning it's pretty impervious to forge welding fluxes. Last but not least it contains evacuated silica bubbles primarily to lighten it but it also improves it's insulating qualities. It's not Kaowool by a long shot nor even light fire brick but it's in an entirely different league for chemically and mechanically TOUGH STUFF.

It's the current consensus as the most economical efficient hard inner liner for propane forges.

Frosty The Lucky.

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3 hours ago, Will42805 said:

Are there better Alternatives that deal better with flux or would this be adequate?

By "this" you mean . . . ?

Our recommendation is KastOLite 30. Its a water set, high alumina, castable bubble refractory with a working max temp rating of 3,000f. EMAIL Wayne for specific help building your forge, as I said earlier he breaks bags and rolls of materials down to quantities appropriate for building ONE forge and is very reasonably priced.

Perhaps I wasn't clear in my previous post in this thread.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Got it. I'm starting to think too much information is a bad thing. Better to stick with the tried-and-true methods. Thanks for being blunt

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Don't sweat it Will, everybody wants the best when they're breaking into a new craft no big deal. Folks who read a lot can get just as caught up but are more likely to pay attention. I'm a constant reader have been  since I was small I'm known for information overload and passing it along to others.

Wayne will take good care of you.

Frosty The Lucky.

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