-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Folks, I'm reassembling my WBP1 after having it in pieces for a while to reassemble a worn and broken heating element. I was working on reassembling it tonight (those newer, weaker brethren of the P1 are no match). Well, the insulating layer between the metal base and the element is due for a replacement - it's fractured, and I don't trust it to reliably insulate anymore. Suggestions for replacing? Alternative materials? Sources for original (mica?)? Hopefully I can find something at a hardware store or an electrical supplier here. Thanks, Jason - -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com- ------------------------------- Enjoying good coffee in the Heart of Virginia -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -http://enigmail.mozdev.orgiD8DBQFGeHYwvsJkiMz+UPsRAh5FAKDS0mhU6wqB/6qoRweHOI55pdoc8wCeOQQp kgc35X/6+vexKJWx95s3aSQ= ġu7 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Mica itself is not the best insulation medium. Even if it has a fracture, it won't be much worse as an insulator. It will be just fine if you can reassemble it like a puzzle. An alternative would be to use a fiberglass mat to replace the mica, and use ceramic insulating tubes and beads to electrically insulate the Nichrome heating wire. Don't get carried away, because the more you enclose the wire, the hotter it will get while yielding fewer BTUs to the air/ roast. Sears appliance repair, W.W. Grainger, Johnstone Supply, hardware stores have this stuff. Cheers -RayO, aka Opa! Got Grionder?
I think I'll try to piece together the mica. I might even try to reassemble after the heating assembly is in situ, as to avoid the buggered bare spots. The fiberglass & ceramic is definitely further than I want to go just now. Thanks, Jason <Snip> -- Jason Brooks jbrookshttp://javajeb.wordpress.com