- Mar 19, 2014
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I'm wanting to buy some bulk Nomex and cut my own chute protectors. What type, weights specs for the Nomex do I need to know, so I get the correct stuff? Thanks in advance!
+1, oilfield coveralls come in fairly large sizes as well.I don't know how much you want to buy in "bulk" but if it isn't a lot, this might be useful.
Some years ago, at the suggestion of someone here, I went on eBay and bought a pair of used forestry service uniform pants which are made of Nomex. I spent a little time with a seam ripper cutting them apart and have had more than enough Nomex squares (of all sizes) to use and give away for some time.
Total cost, including shipping, was about $10.
Search eBay and you will find plenty of sources:
I have used the 6 oz cloth without issues with TF chutes. Just be aware that it's a more open weave than the 'rocketry' products. Use with 4F BP ejection charges only. 3F has larger grains that burn longer, and can cause issues with the lighter weave.
NOMEX is a type of material that is manufactured. If it is a cotton blend, then the cotton is made flame proof with either the help of the NOMEX or a flame retardant is applied to the cotton fabric.
Do you have a source link?Fabric #4
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Before: Tan thin nomex that was sewn as a double layer since it was very thin. Light would come through a single layer. It is not cotton or nylon mix with nomex. It is a wool with nomex. https://www.ebay.com/itm/55-Nomex-A...578521?hash=item33b4425699:g:oycAAOSwHPlWc3DY
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After: Very little discoloration. No burns.
This post above was an error. I look at the wrong receipt. I did not use the wool.Do you have a source link?