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Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena

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Mix Vermiculite and Perlite?

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  • Mix Vermiculite and Perlite?

    I'm close to pouring my insulating layer under the hearth and have just realized I need another bag of vermiculite. I was going to get another 100 litre bag but I've just discovered that perlite is mined not far from here and is much cheaper. If I buy a 100 litre bag of perlite can I mix it with the vermiculite? Will the combination make a strong enough base for the oven to sit on and if I do get the perlite, should I get medium or course grain?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Mix Vermiculite and Perlite?

    Yes. You can mix them. I find that the perlite added to the vermiculite actually aids in placement and workability.

    Try to get the coarse grain.

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