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Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum' started by Jim Goodenough, Mar 13, 2018.
Discuss Burning / soldering mat - which is the best? in the Plumbing Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.
Need to buy a new burning / soldering mat which is the best on the market for both Mapp & Propane?
TBH non of them I just use a cheap one and bin it when it gets a bit old
They seem to fall apart quicker these days than a few years ago.
6” square of aly checker-plate lol
The bloke who trained me used an old asbestos meter base plate. . My heat mats normally last a few installs then I change it for a new one.
Yep especially so with mapp gas, seems to make them crumble and dissintigrate
think they are all crap they are not substantial enough like the ones from 70's and 80's probably the older ones had more asbestos in them new ones are good in that they are slim and can fit in tight spaces but i think you have to accept they only last a fraction of the time. might be worth your while building one into a price when you do bigger jobs.
I use a range of metal plate which i can bend to shape.
There all rubbish now a days. Has any one tried the Laco spray heat deflector? I got a small freebie bottle from the rep last week. Haven't tried it out yet and I'm a bit sceptical. I'll try it out on something that's hidden away before I use it in an area that will be seen.
Never used it. But if it good let me know mate.
I had a load of wall tiles left over, offcuts and that, so I used them last time, seemed pretty heat resistant. Other option is use speedfit everywhere
The one that looks like asbestos. It was a woven thick thing. Lasted years. (Now I'm hoping it wasn't asbestos).
Gotta watch they don't blow-up in your face..
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