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    Default CG insulator idea?

    Maybe this should be tagged on another thread discussing this? I'm sure a mod will move it necessary.

    I've been reading in numerous forums about trying to keep the heat in, especially in cold weather. This probably sounds a bit strange, but has anyone tried an insulating blanket from the hood of a car? It won't burn--it's designed to smother engine fires. My thought was to find a fairly new car that had been rear-ended, pull the insulator and lay it on top of the lid--they're somewhat flexible. Then you could form a piece of galvanized metal to the proper curvature to fit over the insulator. (Heck, if your were a bit of a metal worker, you could put edges on it as tall as the insulator is thick).. Then use some high-temp sealant/glue to attach the insulator to the galvanized. You would need to run maybe a couple of short bolts through the lid from the inside out, drill matching holes in the insulator assembly, put it over the bolts, throw some wing nuts on to keep it from falling off when you open the lid.

    Don't know if that description makes sense, but I hope the general idea came across...

    Any reason it wouldn't work?
    Last edited by lazy; 03-14-2009 at 11:40 PM. Reason: better wording

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    I get it, and it sounds like it would work.
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    It sounds like it would work, a welding blanket may be more flexible and easier to work with.
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    I've done that with a welding blanket and it worked good. Interesting idea.

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    Let us know how it comes out...it's a sound idea, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadd17 View Post
    I've done that with a welding blanket and it worked good. Interesting idea.
    second the welding blanket.

    I cooked Turkeys in the Traeger for Christmas around 20 degrees or colder and I think I actually burned less pellets than in the summer. I doubled the blanket and threw it over the the stack and all. Worked perfect
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazy View Post
    This probably sounds a bit strange, but has anyone tried an insulating blanket from the hood of a car?
    You mean something like this?



    It is not the insulation blanket from the hood of a car but it is similar.



    It is called Heat Wave Pro and is sold as an acoustic thermal insulation for cars.

    They also sell foil tape to hold it together.



    I would tell you where I got it but then you would know what I paid for it. Well, I'll still tell you if you want to know. But my advice would be to save your money and time fabricating and buy a welding blanket.

    I did notice some difference but it really doesn't get that cold here. The biggest problem I have is the wind. I should have taken the money I spent on the insulating blanket and spent it on this instead . . .



    which made MUCH more difference in my situation.

    I really don't worry about wind much with the UDS though. But occasionally I'll use the SnP for something and invariably, the wind will come up and I'll have to drag out the wind break.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by themeatpuppets View Post
    second the welding blanket.

    I cooked Turkeys in the Traeger for Christmas around 20 degrees or colder and I think I actually burned less pellets than in the summer. I doubled the blanket and threw it over the the stack and all. Worked perfect

    Well, you won't have to worry about that in anymore in just a fwe short weeks, huh?

    Hey guys, I know, why not just glue firebricks to the outside with 700 silicone, kinda like the space shuttle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    Well, you won't have to worry about that in anymore in just a fwe short weeks, huh?

    Hey guys, I know, why not just glue firebricks to the outside with 700 silicone, kinda like the space shuttle?
    'cause the first time you drop your foam cooler on your smoker, you'll have to scrub your mission.
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    DDave Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    Hey guys, I know, why not just glue firebricks to the outside with 700 silicone, kinda like the space shuttle?
    Aw, c'mon, Tim. It's not rocket science!

    Dave

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