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(RogerDodger) - F

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... on 12/29/2013 02:51:46 MST Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/29/2015 09:43:31 MDT.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Ex! on 12/29/2013 10:03:40 MST Print View

Excellent! I was wondering how to solve this problem! Now to the auto store!

Did you actually see 'more horsepower' as promised?

I think the mod will make the mug more difficult to clean tho.

I can recommend the Zelph lids for the Imusas. Because of a small downward lip they almost cling to the mug so aren't inclined to blow off. And oh so lite.

Edited by Bolster on 12/29/2013 10:06:45 MST.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape on 12/29/2013 10:54:18 MST Print View

So I'm curious, do you have an idea how soon after pouring the boiling water you might be able to grab hold of a handle-less pot (if you aren't G. Gordon Liddy that is) done this way instead of just touching your knuckle to it? Guess it might end up actually being heavy if you use a lot of it - like for a "cozy" effect.

So from the picture you are implying it is up to actually being on the stove itself provided the pot is filler. Is that correct?

Thanks, never heard of this stuff before.

Edited by millonas on 12/29/2013 10:58:14 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape on 12/29/2013 11:09:06 MST Print View

Is there some thickness to this? If there's some air space inside it will do something.

If it's just reflective material, and you're putting it on the already reflective pot, it won't do anything.

It says it's for hoses and wires. They are not reflective, so putting it on them will do something. And an engine is much hotter so there will be more radiative heat transfer.

At least that's my theory, but if the experimental data is inconsistent then there's a problem with the theory : )

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Re: Re: IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape on 12/29/2013 11:25:39 MST Print View

Hence my question about how hot it is to the touch! Does it insulate enough thermally to use it as a "grip" (I'm guessing not). I'm guessing it just takes the edge off enough to accidentally touch it without yowling in pain and spilling the rest in you lap. If it ddi a good enough job at thermally insulating things they it would still be a cozy, but I'm guessing it may be too thin. On the other hand 3 mm neoprene does work, but I think harder to work with. Wonder it there is some neoprene with one-sided tape. LOL That would be th bomb for us DIY handicapped people.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: IntoCascadia.com
Heat shield tape on 12/29/2013 11:32:50 MST Print View

"Does it insulate enough thermally to use it as a grip?"

+1. I'm interested in this question as well.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Nothing adhered or wrapped works on 12/29/2013 14:34:06 MST Print View

Anything that you adhere to the handle and then heat it up with your stove is going to be too hot to remove with bare hands. As we all know, heat rising up the side of your pot will heat the handles.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Nothing adhered or wrapped works on 12/29/2013 15:04:18 MST Print View

"heat rising up the side of your pot will heat the handles"

hmmm... if you could put a heat deflector just below the handle to deflect the heat sideways?

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Nothing adhered or wrapped works on 12/29/2013 15:10:32 MST Print View

@dan Y. No, in this scenario there is no heat rising up the side of the cup, just boiling water poured in - or else stove turned off by coffee still hot.

Even in the external heat scenario, which is not really the case I think we were referring to, it is the specific heat, not just the heat itself, which determines the heat transfer/comfort to your fingers. So for example, Styrofoam (assuming it would not melt already under those conditions) would feel less hot than metal at the same temperature (over the short term).

Another example is why you don't lick a metal bar when it is freezing outside. So it IS a legitimate question. Now who shall we get to test it out. "Hey mikey, go pick up that mug."

Edited by millonas on 12/29/2013 15:15:53 MST.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Bike Tape? on 12/29/2013 16:27:26 MST Print View

> Wonder it there is some neoprene with one-sided tape.

What about the tape used to wrap bicycle handlebars.

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Bike Tape? on 12/29/2013 16:47:24 MST Print View

Bar tape is usually made of foam so it would probably melt. some used to be made of cork but i'm not sure if anyone uses real cork anymore.

both will melt/burn if it is left on while it is over the stove

D S
(smoke) - F
Tape?? on 12/29/2013 16:51:09 MST Print View

Interested in the OP's Tape. Wonder if it would be about the same as the fiberglass wick wrap that some use on Pots and Stoves. I'd like to know specifics of source/cost, etc.

b willi jones
(mrjones) - F

Locale: NZ,,, best place in the world !?
Re: IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape on 12/29/2013 17:02:05 MST Print View

wow, i like it, looks like something from Buck Rogers tv show back in the day. i dont have this particular pot, but am i the only one that uses a bandana/rag to lift a hot pot. am i old skool? maybe i need to keep up with the technology

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/29/2015 09:44:25 MDT.

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/29/2015 09:45:53 MDT.

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(RogerDodger) - F

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/29/2015 09:46:43 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Re: IMUSA mug, hot handle, heat shield tape (Reply to Jerry Adams) on 12/29/2013 23:43:55 MST Print View

1/32 or 1/16th inch air space would do something. Also there's adhesive that would help.

My theory is somewhat intact : )

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(RogerDodger) - F

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/29/2015 09:48:11 MDT.

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(RogerDodger) - F

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/29/2015 09:48:43 MDT.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Still impressed. on 12/30/2013 00:05:17 MST Print View

It's an elegant fix.

The way I've been contemplating: you'd drill the rivets, pull the handle, insert a nonconducting spacer between handle and mug, and re-rivet.

But I have a reputation for finding the most difficult way to fix something, and my fix doesn't solve the problem where the handle is actually exposed to flame. Roger's does.

I saw someone else here on BPL who wrapped the handle in some sort of carbon fiber mesh.

All a bit academic for me. My mouth burns very easily. So when I can touch the mug, I know it's likely cool enough I can drink it. I'd probably get MORE mouth burns with an insulated wrap on the handle.

Edited by Bolster on 12/30/2013 00:06:50 MST.