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Post 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?.
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Post 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-product ... -mica.html

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Post 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-product ... -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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Post 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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Post 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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Post Fri. Aug. 17, 2012 10:47 am

Yeah it does-- :clap: toothy

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Post 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.

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Post 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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Post 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.

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Post 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.

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Post 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...

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Post 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

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Post 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.

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Post Mon. Mar. 07, 2016 11:17 am

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Post Tue. Mar. 08, 2016 11:36 am

AximMica wrote:It looks like you've received some good information here about mica and mica products. If you need further help, visit our website or give us a call. Thanks!

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Thanks, always good to have many choices where to buy, specially when having a few mica :)
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