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martin_80x 08-12-2013 10:29 AM

Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
Hi, I'm searching were to find the vermiculite here in FL, and I want to know if the vermiculite from Home Depot is good, and how much do I need for a 42'' heart.
Thanks.
THERMOROCK 2 cu. ft. Medium Grade Vermiculite-489702 at The Home Depot

martin_80x 08-13-2013 04:54 PM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
I just went to an independent plant nursery and I found big bags of vermiculite $25 and perlite $18, I bought one of each.
I will probably mix them and do 5:5:2 for the heart.
Do I get better insulation doing that?

UtahBeehiver 08-13-2013 07:14 PM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
Check with a concrete block supplier. The HD price is twice as much for half as much for what I paid at a concrete block supplier. 4 cu ft for 10 bucks earlier this summer.

stonecutter 08-14-2013 06:13 AM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
Keep in mind that if you buy block fill insulation it will be very fine. Agricultural supply and building yards carry the course vermiculite...it will have better insulation properties.

boerwarrior 08-14-2013 07:03 AM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
I found that the Home Depot vermiculite was too fine. I went to a different hardware store here in Northern California (Friedman Brothers) and found a supply of larger bags with vermiculite that was coarser grained - I as much happier with this

kbartman 08-14-2013 07:31 AM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
I just received my shipment from Uline I purchased the grade 4 stuff. I think it was $34 dollars for 4 Cubic foot bag, I bought 3 bags. Shipping was pricey I thought:eek:. I ordered it on Saturday and had by Tuesday.

stonecutter 08-14-2013 07:38 AM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
That is pretty high. Had you checked with agricultural suppliers for perlite or vermiculite?

deejayoh 08-14-2013 09:06 AM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
Go to a nursery as Stonecutter suggests.

thickstrings 08-14-2013 03:59 PM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
Mine was 22$ for vermiculite and 18$ for perlite in 4cu.ft. bags from a nursery....and I may add it was the only thing that was easy to get where I live.....

martin_80x 08-14-2013 05:35 PM

Re: Is the home depot vermiculite good?
 
So if I do a 50/50 mix for the heart, how many parts should I use?
5:5:2 ?
I've been reading how to built it but, I'm a little bit confused, should I use portland cement or regular concrete?
Thanks.


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