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Posted by clairdo2 ontario canada (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 25, 06 at 13:15

Does anyone know where I can get vermiculite or perlite by the big bag. I use a lot of it for hypertufa and I can only get the small bag at Walmart.Are there nurseries in Northern Ontario that sell it.
Thank you

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RE: vermiculite

Claire, try Peavy mart, they can order perilite in bags that are about 4 feet tall. Joelle

RE: vermiculite

I went to buy vermiculite, I think it was 2 years ago. I was told it might be the last year that it would be for sale, since most of it came from a mine in Montana that had also been found to have asbestos (a known carcinogen). Maybe Perlite will be your best bet?

RE: vermiculite

Try your local building supply, its used for insulation, and will save you a bundle of money. Rai

RE: vermiculite

I would recommed that anyone who might have vermiculite on hand contact the EPA. I live in Libby, Montana, where this was mined and it has been responsible for many deaths.

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