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20071112The vermiculite did work well when I used to use it, especially sandwiched between a couple of heated bars of steel like Alan mentioned It was my experience though that the coarser light colored vermiculite, hard to find these days, seemd to work better than the finer brown vermiculite

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  • Advice Needed on Sand to vermiculite bottom

    Advice Needed on Sand to vermiculite bottom

    2011420I recently bought a house with a 15 year old inground pool in need of a new liner We believe the bottom of the pool is sand but we are not sure The contractor has suggested putting a 2" layer of a vermiculitecement mix on top of the sand bottom to improve durability and insulation for

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  • Annealing in Vermiculite Bladesmith's Forum Board

    Annealing in Vermiculite Bladesmith's Forum Board

    20071112The vermiculite did work well when I used to use it, especially sandwiched between a couple of heated bars of steel like Alan mentioned It was my experience though that the coarser light colored vermiculite, hard to find these days, seemd to work better than the finer brown vermiculite

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  • Course Vermiculite Vs Fine Vermiculite Mushroom

    Course Vermiculite Vs Fine Vermiculite Mushroom

    2010912I found horticulture grade is actually the fine type, like sand prefer not to use that i like midgrade to large for me but then again, i just use WBS vermiculite plays no role in my grow anymore

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  • Curing Concrete With Vermiculite DoItYourself

    Curing Concrete With Vermiculite DoItYourself

    200985Vermiculite mixed with concrete creates a lightweight concrete that will cure in a longer amount of time A longer curing time equals stronger concrete Heres what you need to know about using vermiculite Vermiculite is a type of aggregate that is created when volcanic rock is heated to extreme

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  • Daylilies forum: Damp Stratification in Vermiculit

    Daylilies forum: Damp Stratification in Vermiculit

    2012715The article used vermiculite, perlite, sand, coffee filter They put the seeds in each medium in the fridge for 4 weeks and them removed them and put them at room temp It still took seeds up to 4 weeks to geriminate The highest germination was in the vermiculite

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  • Dome Insulation Vermicrete Ratio and foil UK

    Dome Insulation Vermicrete Ratio and foil UK

    2018619Dome Insulation Vermicrete Ratio and foil General Introductions "Info Pack" for Newbies and Guests What's the remended ratio for Vermiculite to Portland for the dome insulation I've used vermiculite initially after reading the Guru's on the FB forum who say a ratio of 6 to 1 presumably by volume of vermiculite to cement

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  • Homemade refractory cement Bladesmith's Forum

    Homemade refractory cement Bladesmith's Forum

    20101115This is a short one guys Would a mixture of hardwood ash and portland cement work as refractory cement substitute I understand that ash has been used by some of the neotribal bladesmiths because of its refractory properties

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  • Is Vermiculite dangerous Page 4

    Is Vermiculite dangerous Page 4

    This one pany, per the EPAgov website, "was the source of over 70 percent of all vermiculite sold in the United States from 1919 to 1990" So asbestos contaminated vermiculite ended up in vermiculite based housing insulation during that period giving innocent vermiculite a bad rap that just keeps giving

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  • Mixing vermiculite in with sand and lime to insula

    Mixing vermiculite in with sand and lime to insula

    Forum: natural building mixing vermiculite in with sand and lime to insulate petra sips Posts: 32 2 posted 1 year ago the subjects says it all I want to plaster a natural stone outside wall because it is not beautiful and as it is a very old house 200 years the rain washes out the old lime sand mix I thought of mixing in vermiculite

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  • Patching Vermiculite Bottom poolforum

    Patching Vermiculite Bottom poolforum

    2010729Alison, wele to the forum! Bad news first if the floor is that bad, you might want to put a ~ 1 4 1 2" 'skimcoat' on the entire floor Please remember that this will raise the pool floor, so have the next liner cut to acmodate the shallower pool! For area patching, I mix up 1 2 full 5 gallon buckets of the vermiculite

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  • Perlite or Vermiculite rocket stoves forum at perm

    Perlite or Vermiculite rocket stoves forum at perm

    Exfoliated Perlite or Vermiculite They seem to perform rather equal with the exception being the hygroscopic properties In general, expanded perlite is a little bit better as far as insulation goes When you use exfoliated vermiculite in a dry state it would be fine as well

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  • Perlite vs Vermiculite palmtalkorg

    Perlite vs Vermiculite palmtalkorg

    2016418Completely agree with Meg forget Vermiculite, lost too many things when i used it due to it's water holding capacity CA= winter+ cold +wet FL = Summer Hot +wet, potentially too wet and cold during a wet winter Sand can work in certain instances as a top dressing around the root crowns of temperamental Cacti Succulents but sand which is only course grained, not the sugar fine stuff

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  • PF Tek: Vermiculite Mushroom Cultivation

    PF Tek: Vermiculite Mushroom Cultivation

    2011514Wele to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer so my vermiculite is the consistency of sand pretty much is that good its been about 1 and 1 2 weeks since I inoculated and i havent seen any mecellial growth yet 142 guests and 18 web crawlers are browsing this forum

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  • Sand Vs Vermiculite  Chameleon Forums

    Sand Vs Vermiculite Chameleon Forums

    2016423The one egg had no mold on it, but it was a little yellow When I candled it I though I could see something moving inside I changed the sand and re buried it with the air sack facing up Do y'all think it has a chance of hatching under the sand, or should I move it to a box with vermiculite instead

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  • Sand Vs Vermiculite  Page 2 Chameleon Forums

    Sand Vs Vermiculite Page 2 Chameleon Forums

    2016424I do have UVB for both the chameleons but I have to buy new ones because their six month limit is over Yes I have been keeping my male and female tighter but since I found she is pregnant I moved them in to 2 cages so they are still separated from each other

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  • Substitute for vermiculite and alumina hydrate

    Substitute for vermiculite and alumina hydrate

    201698Someone posted in a forum or wrote in an article that they used a mon household alternative to alumina hydrate or vermiculite to support PMC pieces and keep them from slumping in the kiln Not sure this is what you mean, but I use silica sand The aluminum hydrate I have is as fine as flour and gets all over silica sand is larger and stays

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  • Vermiculite horticulture, construction, agricultur

    Vermiculite horticulture, construction, agricultur

    Vermiculite is used in thousands of applications from potting soils, light weight concrete, fire protection construction materials, intumescent applications, as a UN approved packaging material for the safe shipment of hazardous liquids, texturisers in paints and coatings, and most recently as nanoposites for films, coatings and barrier applications

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  • Vermiculite and cement to make refractory

    Vermiculite and cement to make refractory

    2010514Vermiculite adds bulk and some insulating factor The portland cement shouldn't be a large percentage Most recipes that I see call for fireclay, sand or grog, 1 10 to 1 8 cement, and sawdust or vermiculite if insulating Some also add more alumina for high

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  • Vermiculite and chimney stack advice DIYnot Forums

    Vermiculite and chimney stack advice DIYnot Forums

    2011926hello having a chimney built its a concrete linear with vermiculite infill to chimney stack, read on the bag the vermicuite es in that it can be used with cement mix for infill ,the bricky however says that on all the work hes ever done on chimneys they always pour the vermiculite straight in The brickys a good bloke and i believe thats how it can be done as well but wondered if any one

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  • Vermiculite and Laterite  Barr Report Forum

    Vermiculite and Laterite Barr Report Forum

    2010611I have used vermiculite in making a home made substrate I used equal parts of vermiculite, sand, peat moss and soil not potting soil or posted organic mulch It required a lot of mixing, kneading, rubbing with enough water to make the texture like dough until the vermiculite

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  • Vermiculite and soil substrate mix for tortoise

    Vermiculite and soil substrate mix for tortoise

    201351I don't think a little vermiculite would hurt I would say it is like sand; fine as part of the substrate mix, not a good idea used by itself as 100% of the substrate Compost is an alternative you can add to your soil to increase water retention

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  • Vermiculite Bottom liner problems poolforum

    Vermiculite Bottom liner problems poolforum

    2011531Vermiculite Bottom liner problems Summer one was great except we started getting some wrinkles in the shallow end near the end of the summer The pool installer suggested we wait until it was near time to close the pool, drain it down to about a foot of water in the shallow end, and fix the wrinkles

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  • Vermiculite mix  DIYnot Forums

    Vermiculite mix DIYnot Forums

    2013125I was going to use a sand cement vermiculite mix to render the chimney breast level then try mixing the vermiculite with multi finish to put a nice smooth finish on the chimney breast, because of the vermiculite in the plaster it should give it a greater heat tolerance, this is what I've been told anyhow!!

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  • Vermiculite pros and cons CactiGuide

    Vermiculite pros and cons CactiGuide

    2018312Here on cactiguide, people like to use cat litter while in France they don't use it all and preach against it The standard mix that almost all the french growers i know to use is one is 1:1:1 top soil:post:coarse sand For me i found it to be too rich and too fine but it works well for them In italy a lot of people grow in just sandy soil

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  • Vermiculite to portland cement Forno Bravo Forum:

    Vermiculite to portland cement Forno Bravo Forum:

    Re: vermiculite to portland cement Lars, Thanks for the pictures good to know that my brother and I are on the right track We are going to put up the brick perimeter today and then get the vermiculite and portland and do our pour this Tues weather permittingCT is the wet state so far and then the fun begins this weekend with the dome

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  • Vermiculite!! Which type and where to get it UK

    Vermiculite!! Which type and where to get it UK

    2012526I decided to RetroRefitRefrub my oven by replacing the brick builders sand under my floor with something more insulating Vermiculite seems to be popular, but I guess people are not using the stuff from the garden centre

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