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Cheaper source for Styrofoam - Maybe

Posted by wordwiz ( on
Fri, May 6, 11 at 18:32

If you are looking for Stryofoam for a raft-type system and you have a drywall supplier in your area, check them out. I picked up several 1.75" pieces, some as large as 8'x32" that were damaged - for nothing. Even buying them new, they are at least 20 percent lower than HD or Lowe's sell them for.

I'm just doing an experiment now, about 18 plants in a 20x30" box using a simple DWC system but if it works, I'll have at least 96 sf. of space for lettuce/chard this coming winter.


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RE: Cheaper source for Styrofoam - Maybe

Thanks for the advice wordwiz, I'm always on the lookout for sources of less expensive materials. That's a place to look that never crossed my mind. I'm interested to hear how the experiment works out.

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