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Old 07-22-2010, 01:08 PM
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Default Vermiculite Hearth too dry?

Hi Folks,

I poured my vermiculite insulation hearth today. I mixed the vermiculite with the cement 5:1 then added water to what i thought was an oatmeal like consistency. After pouring it i felt that it was perhaps too dry and that i didnt add enough water. However, after having another look at the pics in the plans im not too sure. I've uploaded a couple of photos. Any comments would be greatly appreciated

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Old 07-22-2010, 01:23 PM
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Looks fine to me.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:29 PM
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Nice one, thanks T! First time i've mixed it so wasnt sure what it should look like. Was also a bit weird to work with. Looking forward to getting a start on the dome and floor.

Thanks for the help

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Old 07-22-2010, 03:32 PM
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Everyone thinks vermiculite concrete is weird to work with the first time.
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