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Make My Own Refractory Panels????

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Joe296, Mar 17, 2006.

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  1. Joe296

    Joe296 New Member

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    Anyone know a good concrete mixture formula to make my own replacement refractory panels?? My old Marco fireplace panels are about $600 now due to Marco being out of business. A local fireplace/concrete shop made me up some concrete replacement panels, but they have cracked after only a few months use. I've decided to make my own....any suggestions????

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  2. Homefire

    Homefire New Member

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    Try a ceramic site for the right mix of vermiculite ,gypsum and refractory cement.
    It has been a few years since I last madethem for my kiln.
  3. PAJerry

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    See if you can find a foundry supply outfit in your area. They can sell you a mix for a phosphate-bonded castable and ask for some stainless steel fibers to add to the mix for strength.
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    concrete will not do it,, it doesnt have any heat proofing or heat proofing
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    Sundeep Arole New Member

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    Do a google search on something called "Insboard." This product might just fit the application you have in mind. Of course, this material isn't exactly cheap, though you will come out way ahead if $600 is the price for the replacement panels.
  6. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    You can use "castable refractory cement" by rutland.
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