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HelotesJoe 03-18-2009 04:47 PM

Where to buy perlite?
 
Greetings!

I am getting ready to start building... I've stopped by Lowe's and Home Depot asking about perlite and they don't sell it in the bulk I need. Where should I be looking?

Thanks,

Joe

jon bell 03-18-2009 06:36 PM

Re: Where to buy perlite?
 
Hi Joe,

I found mine at a local nursery in 3.5 cu ft bags at around $23 per bag. I found same size bag at building supply for $9 per bag but it was like a powder instead of like pellets. i used the combo in my mix.

dmun 03-18-2009 06:48 PM

Re: Where to buy perlite?
 
Swimming pool suppliers have it too.

wlively 03-18-2009 07:39 PM

Re: Where to buy perlite?
 
If you are looking for loose fill, I bought Harborlite Perlite in 4 cu/ft bags for $10 in south Austin, but it is very fine.

If you are wanting for Perlcrete mix, then I bought 4 cu/ft bags of vermiculite at a nursery on Thousand Oaks in N. San Antonio.

Every pool supply store I went to just gave me blank empty stares.:eek:

PS: If you go the HeatStop route there is a very cheap supplier just south of San Antonio.

Jed 03-18-2009 09:12 PM

Re: Where to buy perlite?
 
I bought my perlite from a masonry supply business where it is commonly used to insulate fireplaces and such.

JED

JoeT62 03-18-2009 10:11 PM

Re: Where to buy perlite?
 
Masonry supply or horticulture supply.

HelotesJoe 03-19-2009 03:55 PM

Re: Where to buy perlite?
 
Thanks to all for your help and recommendations!

Joe

Xabia Jim 03-20-2009 07:42 AM

Re: Where to buy perlite?
 
I got mine from the local masonry supply company (michigan)

lplough 11-08-2011 07:08 PM

Re: Where to buy perlite?
 
I bought some from Hometown perlite (website of the same name)....Though I am not sure I got the right stuff.. It was the the fine "industrial" grade, for concrete mixes, and not the loose fill...will that work to mix with refractory cement?

Louis


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