What is the best refractory for a forge?

What is the best refractory for a forge?

Highly flux resistant! This material works really well for coating an Inswool lined forge for protection against flux when forge welding. This is one of the most flux resistant coatings we have found to date!

Is Satanite a Rigidizer?

Rigidizer makes the wool blanket firmer.It keeps the wool from collapsing under the weight of the refractory. The Satanite is a refractory cement that insulates the surface of the wool, this keeping more of the heat in the chamber ( it does not reflect or absorb, just insulate).

What can I use instead of firebricks?

Alternatives to Firebrick

  • Ankar Sandstone. A sandstone type, ankar, is material which comes from a volcano.
  • Red Clay Bricks. Simple red clay bricks can be utilized as another option in place of firebrick.
  • Refractory Concrete. Refractory concrete is another choice for heat retention.
  • Soapstone.

What temperature can firebricks withstand?

Fire bricks and masonary bricks are manufactured with different ingredients. Firebricks are blocks of refractory ceramic materials used to line fireplaces, fire boxes and furnaces. They are different from regular masonry bricks because of their ability to withstand temperatures up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is the best mortar for firebrick?

When you’re building fireplaces, fire pits, ovens, or any other high-temperature project, High-Heat Mortar is your mix. Formulated to withstand temperatures up to 2550°F, this high-strength, highly workable mix is perfect for setting fire brick, clay masonry or as a parge coat.

Do I need to use cement or satanite in a forge?

Firstley if you are useing it to line the forge YES FACTORY CEMENT if you are coating the blades you need REFACTORY MORTER two different materials the satanite is Morter not cement cement is to stick the bricks together in the forge mortor is a lining material cheers terry look in the links section for a supplyer in you country

Where do you get refractory cement?

Where do you get your refractory cement? Interests:Physical rehab, blade forging, machining, woodworking, hiking, mountain biking, home brewing, coffee roasting and photography. Most pottery suppliers will carry it and you would avoid the shipping costs by getting it local.

Is there an alternative to satanite for clay coating?

This high temperature refractory mortar/cement is the stuff that the late Bob Engnath promotes on his website for clay coating blades as well as the material that Walley Hayes uses in his Katana making videos. We are now offering it in small quantities as an alternative to Satanite for clay coating. APG #36 comes premixed.

What is the difference between itc-100 and satanite?

ITC-100 is also more impervious to flux than Satanite alone and can help prolong the lifetime of your forge lining. How do I mix and apply ITC-100? For ITC-100, the manufacturer recommends to mix it 2:1, so if you have a pint, mix it with a half pint of water.