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handyman2112

05:41AM | 09/11/05
Member Since: 09/09/05
1 lifetime posts
I have plastic of paris covering most of my hollow walls. I am in the process of insulating these...planning stage. What I would like to do is to put in vermiculite; I am aware of the history of vermiculite prior to the 1990's though I am attracted to the product benefits.

I would like comments about how to obtain quality vermiculite, or suitable alternatives.

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Lollygagger

03:09PM | 09/11/05
Member Since: 07/01/05
91 lifetime posts
I tried to find vermiculite a few months ago & was told by a local supplier that it had disappeared from the market, due to EPA warnings re asbestos content.

The "truth" re asbestos in vermiculite:

http://www.vermiculite.net/

I bought Perlite, which is similar to Vermiculite, from a masonry supply (brick yard).

Perlite info:

http://www.perlite.org/perlite_info/guides/loose_fill/general/30%20perlite%20loose-fill.pdf




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