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  • Horticulture perlite

    I need some help regarding my oven insulation?

    I would like to know whether horticulture perlite is good for the insulation of the dome? I found bags of perlite at a horticulture store. Is this the right material?

    Shall I put it loose on the dome or mixed with portland cement?

    I appreciate if somebody can give me some advice.

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    Re: Horticulture perlite

    That's the right stuff. Whether you put it in loose or apply it with portland depends on your enclosure. If you are framing a house, pour it in loose. There's no reason to add all of the extra moisture. If you are making an igloo, if it's loose it will just blow away.

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      Re: Horticulture perlite

      If you have a choice, be sure to get the coarser grade! Sometimes the fine grade is really small and dusty.

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        Re: Horticulture perlite

        Yeah, I bought some perlite that looked remarkably similar to laundry detergent. Then I learned better and quickly returned it!!!

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          Re: Horticulture perlite

          I am going to put it in an enclosure so it can stay loose. However the perlite I could find is a bit small (the size of rice) and it has that fine dust. Would it do the job as well if I use this material?