Would any of you do-it yourselfers happen to know if fiberglass wetted out with epoxy and then hardened will burn?
I heat with wood, and go through a pair of fire dogs in one season. The iron is made out of 3/4" square bar, and it burns out in the center of the fire dog, and then bends.
I have lots of half pieces lying around my shop and was thinking of wetting out some fiberglass and making a wrap around splice. (no I don't do welding-wish I did).
They used to be cheap, but now are $60 a pair.
If I just got one season out of a spliced pair, I would be happy.
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yes it will burn|
Posted by: mintjulep on Sep-21-13 5:32 PM (EST)
Before it burns |
Posted by: LeeG on Sep-21-13 7:46 PM (EST)
It'll soften and fall apart. Imagine wrapping it in plastic wrap, then building a fire on it.
maybe try some atomic #42 dogs ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Sep-22-13 9:26 AM (EST)
..... melt point just over 4700F. .
failure is not melting. |
Posted by: mintjulep on Sep-22-13 12:00 PM (EST)
They are not melting|
Posted by: JackL on Sep-22-13 12:22 PM (EST)
Just doing what Mintjulip describes below.
Jack, talk to some potters who know |
Posted by: g2d on Sep-22-13 3:22 PM (EST)
a lot about clays and firing. I know there are clays and mortars made for high firing and use temperatures. Maybe one could be reinforced with some form of glass and baked hard to make the part you want.
If sagging is the problem ...|
Posted by: clarion on Sep-22-13 8:08 PM (EST)
Why not get someone to weld some steel legs in the middle of the area that sags? My fireplace dogs sagged but it's no big deal. If I didn't want the next one to sag, I'd know where to add support.
Mine sagged in my Buck stove, so I|
Posted by: string on Sep-22-13 8:33 PM (EST)
put a rock under the center.Works fine.
Posted by: JackL on Sep-23-13 5:32 AM (EST)
check/search on cboats.net....fwiw|
Posted by: bigspencer on Sep-23-13 10:31 AM (EST)
I didn't realize you burned|
Posted by: clarion on Sep-23-13 10:50 AM (EST)
... yours around the clock. I may have gotten that impression from the desire try fixing it with fiberglass and epoxy.
hot fire ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Sep-23-13 3:48 PM (EST)
..... that's good but also bad with the dogs you've been using .
I'll probably just keep biting the...|
Posted by: JackL on Sep-23-13 6:59 PM (EST)
bullet, and paying the 60 bucks per season.
can you wrap your 3/4" x 3/4" dog bars |
Posted by: pilotwingz on Sep-23-13 9:48 PM (EST)