Questions about Mica

Questions about Mica

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:32 pm

1= Do someone already placed 2 micas, one over the other one?
2= If so, are they more resistant from H.T. and less fragile when touched,cleaned...?
3= I think that there are some thickness of mica, is it important to get a minimun or maximum of mica thickness?
4= Are there quality for the mica available for stoves?.
Thanks for your advices.
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:35 pm

Yes, there is various quality of mica. I buy mine from Ashville, Mica Company. It is high quality mica for a reasonable price. Click on link below.


http://www.ashevillemica.com/natural-mica-products/stove-mica.html
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Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
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Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:43 pm

wsherrick wrote:Yes, there is various quality of mica. I buy mine from Ashville, Mica Company. It is high quality mica for a reasonable price. Click on link below.


http://www.ashevillemica.com/natural-mica-products/stove-mica.html


Thank you William. If you buy from them, I'm shure the link is good :!:
I will contact them tomorrow and if they export to canada then I will order new mica.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

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Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:30 am

So your mica only lasted 1 season or is this for the new stove?
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Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: SteveZee On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:10 am

It's for the new Sunnyside I believe Fred. The stuff I bought for the Glenwood restoration was really nice. Almost clear plastic like. The Glenwood is really simple install too. No sealer needed. Kind of looks like a WWI gas mask. ;)
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Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:47 am

Yeah it does-- :clap: toothy
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Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: wsherrick On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:45 pm

You can double up the mica in your windows if you want to. I have seen that done before. I don't see any reason to do that except if it makes you feel better then do it if you want.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:46 pm

freetown fred wrote:So your mica only lasted 1 season or is this for the new stove?


Hi Fred, the mica are for the "new 1874" stove. The ones they put on the stove are not all the same (thickness, some are as fragile as a Kleenex) and have some spots of paint on them. I will keep them for spare but want the stove as "nickel" as possible. Anyways Fred, you know how fussy we are here in Québec :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:51 pm

wsherrick wrote:You can double up the mica in your windows if you want to. I have seen that done before. I don't see any reason to do that except if it makes you feel better then do it if you want.

According to you, have you ever seen someone having problems with mica, I mean, mica broken from the heat? That is for a bouble safety I wanted to double up the mica for the Baltimore Heater.
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:13 am

nortcan wrote:
wsherrick wrote:You can double up the mica in your windows if you want to. I have seen that done before. I don't see any reason to do that except if it makes you feel better then do it if you want.

According to you, have you ever seen someone having problems with mica, I mean, mica broken from the heat? That is for a bouble safety I wanted to double up the mica for the Baltimore Heater.


No, you will not have any problems with mica being affected by the heat. Mica is a natural rock that you can just happen to see through. It might melt in a Volcano, but; you will have no worries with it.
wsherrick
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: None
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: None
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: None
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: None
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: dlj On: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:14 pm

The only time I've had problems with mica is when I've stuck my fire poker through one... Sharp metal point pushed hard will go through mica - HaHaHa.... Can't say as I even know what the "working life" might be... I've had stoves with mica in them run for more years than I've had the stove. If you don't mechanically break it, they are good for a very long time...

dj
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Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: smithy On: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:17 pm

Pierre i am glad your heath is restored (and Oh what a Cure) !
1 i have used two micas the strenth is better but thee is a loss of clarity
2 i belive some cleaners may cause mica to weaken
3 micas i obtained from http://www.mcmaster.com/#mica/=iyuf7e. Clear film is the one i chose

Hope this helps
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Columbia
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Re: Questions about Mica

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:12 pm

smithy wrote:Pierre i am glad your heath is restored (and Oh what a Cure) !
1 i have used two micas the strenth is better but thee is a loss of clarity
2 i belive some cleaners may cause mica to weaken
3 micas i obtained from http://www.mcmaster.com/#mica/=iyuf7e. Clear film is the one i chose

Hope this helps


Thanks smitty for the micas infos. I will have a look at the website you mentinned, I didn't order mica yet.
nortcan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

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