Ryan, I think all these ideas are workable. In a pinch I made a flexible tapered intake adapter using old T shirt material saturated with silicone and wrapped about three layers. Fuel proof, air tight, and flexible. You could do the same substituting glass cloth and the high temp silicone. Do the same with muffler cement or plaster of paris to make something like casts are made of.I asked the question regarding insulation and aluminum foil tape was my first though to protect the insulation. Thinking about it more the foil might get beat up as well. I wonder if one could brush on high temperature silicone caulk or perhaps a mastic like this:
My other thought would be a muffler tape over the insulation. Thoughts?
First of all good for you for adhering to the stated rules! Yes, that is what the rules suggest for that sub-forum, but since Barry is no longer running the show, it seems that violations are now overlooked. Personally, I believe that it does a disservice to the For Sale sub-forum to permit such lengthy commentaries that are currently ongoing. In fact, if I were a paying advertiser here (particularly if I sold Oxalic Acid Vaporizers) I'd be quite upset that "some" members get free promotion while others need to pay. We all want Beesoure to thrive and continue to be a wonderful asset to the beekeeping community.The for sale ad I started should not have any message or comments,
AstroBee - well, I like to know my path and like to stick to it. One issue is the possibility to edit a 'for sale' post, it should be possible by the seller at any time and not limited to a day or two after posting. Your comments are dead-on!