Asbestos insulation in a kitchen range

Asbestos insulation in a kitchen range

PostBy: coalturkey On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:06 pm

I have a Home Comfort range that I am restoring, actually 2, as one is a doner. My problem is that it is the sheet metal skin with enamel in white. Between the outside and the inside there are sheets of asbestos insulation that has deterioratd a lot. some of the is actually exposed to flame particularly at the smoke exit at the top. I am wondering if there is a replacement material for this as of course one can't buy asbestos. The material would have to be in sheets about a quarter of an inch thick. Of course this is a nice feature as it contains the heat somewhat for use in the summer. If it wasn't raining so hard, I would take some pictures but maybe I can in the morning.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Home Comfort range

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Re: Asbestos insulation in a kitchen range

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:09 pm

I know that in the steel mills we used a product called Kaowool but I'm not positive that it came in hard sheets.
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