Quality heat blankets found/cheap!!!!

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Post by Lerio » Wed May 06, 2015 9:30 am

chrismp wrote:In theory, yes, if it is insulated well enough. It all depends on the environment of the blanket. For example if the blanket is in direct contact with an aluminum cattrack (=big heat sink) it might not reach the desired temp or take much longer than with a wooden cattrack which conducts less heat.
Thanks for the reply.
Blankets will be insulated with a 3 mm mdf board, maybe two if needed. Room temp. is alway obove 20°C.

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Post by chrismp » Wed May 06, 2015 11:13 pm

I think you'll be fine with 1300w then...it's hard to tell for sure though.

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Post by Lerio » Thu May 07, 2015 12:47 am

chrismp wrote:I think you'll be fine with 1300w then...it's hard to tell for sure though.
Anyway 1300W is the max I can get.

Insulation and hope for the best :D

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Post by gozaimaas » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:01 pm

Gumby wrote:www.yuhengheating.com was who i used but found them on alibaba. Dont be turned away by minimum buys often they will be more flexible than there adds say. Also most will do custom jobs just question the person you are dealing with. took 8 messages back and forth to get what I wanted then received the blankets 9 days after payment.
I just got quoted US$450 for 2 mats by these guys.

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Post by gozaimaas » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:25 am

US$138 each + US$60 shipping from
 sales@chinatopright.com

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Post by loganimlach » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:22 am

@goz, how was your experience with the topright blankets?

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Post by gozaimaas » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:39 pm

I have not purchased yet. The exchange rate took a big dive so I'm waiting till after winter to order all my materials in the hope the rate improves

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Post by skimann20 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:40 pm

Does anyone have a picture of their blankets that they bought? I'd like to see the quality of them. specifically the double ply. I'm looking to upgrade my homebuilt ones this year.

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Post by Dream » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:44 am

Although I have no pictures, they are quality, at least they seem to be in my opinion. I bought 2 from these guys - very easy to deal with and a quick turn around, I got them delivered in a week. The blankets are not extra thick, can't remember what I ordered. I sandwich them each between sheets of 26 gauge steel sheets which may be over kill but I wanted to protect them and I had no prior experience with heat blankets in the press.

I have pressed 60 pairs of skis with the blankets and just yesterday decided to take the blankets out of the sheets to look at them and they look the same as day one. I would not hesitate to buy from them again.

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Post by MontuckyMadman » Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:15 pm

They are almost identical to the mei one I have.
sammer wrote: I'm still a tang on top guy.

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Post by rockinB » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:09 pm

First of all, I'm an electrical idiot. I took some courses in college and walked away more confused than I was at the beginning of them. So this all intimidates me a fair bit. But I want to set my press up properly and that means putting heat in it. I'm trying to run some calcs on what watt blanket I will need. I plan on having two blankets, 15"x78" each. I have 220/240v available in the room so I would like to tie into that. I do not plan on using the blankets for dye sub at this point but it may be worth buying a blanket capable of doing so. How many watt blanket should I order? Or how do I go about running that calc? I have read multiple different things and the more I'm reading the more more I am getting confused. My initial thought was to get a 220v 2400 watt blanket. Is this in line with what others are using?

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Post by MadRussian » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:28 am

rockinB wrote:First of all, I'm an electrical idiot. ..... I am getting confused. My initial thought was to get a 220v 2400 watt blanket. Is this in line with what others are using?
I don't think you're going to find consensus on blankets size. Everybody done differently and blankets ranges iirc from 1300W to 3500W. Maybe even 4000.
it's a long-standing thread "DIY heat blankets" with all information and discussion on the subject.
Anyhow my blankets about 1700 –1800 W or just under 8A in 220v and more than enough for cook-up skis
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Post by rockinB » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:54 pm

Thanks MR. I've been reading everything I can get my hands on for the last two days. I ran some calculations and 1800 watts should be much more than I need as long as I don't have too much heat sink in surrounding materials. I am also meeting with an Elec. Eng. friend sometime in the next few days to show him what I am trying to do so he can look things over and make sure I am doing it properly/safely.

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Post by stormyclouds » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:14 pm

Just bought 2 2200w/240v 14" x 84" double ply blankets from:

http://m.alirubber.en.alibaba.com/index.html

$359 shipped to california. They said I would have them in a week. FYI

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Post by gav wa » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:51 pm

Hey Stormyclouds, did you get your blankets and try them out?
I have just ordered a pair from the same guys.

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