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Old 03-18-2009, 04:47 PM
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Default Where to buy perlite?

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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?

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Old 03-18-2009, 06:36 PM
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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.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:48 PM
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Swimming pool suppliers have it too.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:39 PM
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Default 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.

PS: If you go the HeatStop route there is a very cheap supplier just south of San Antonio.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: Where to buy perlite?

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

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Old 03-18-2009, 10:11 PM
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Masonry supply or horticulture supply.
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:55 PM
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Thanks to all for your help and recommendations!

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:42 AM
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I got mine from the local masonry supply company (michigan)
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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?

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