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Post  billisnice on 4/3/2011, 3:51 pm

I live above Atlanta, GA, Canton. I can not find vermiculite. Is there a decent mix I can go to Lowes or Home depot to pick up? How much for a 4' x4' x 7" deep?

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Post  middlemamma on 4/3/2011, 4:20 pm

Don't forget to check the insulation department for vermiculite...also our Vermiculite database may be of some help!!

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/Vermiculite-Entry-Form-h1.htm
Good luck finding your vermiculite!


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Post  billisnice on 4/3/2011, 4:28 pm

If i remember correctly my dad was a brick mason and we poured vermiculite in block cavities for insulation and moisture absorption...

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Post  middlemamma on 4/3/2011, 4:35 pm

Yes, that is it's purpose! Water absorption!
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Post  Furbalsmom on 4/3/2011, 7:15 pm

billisnice wrote:I live above Atlanta, GA, Canton. I can not find vermiculite. Is there a decent mix I can go to Lowes or Home depot to pick up? How much for a 4' x4' x 7" deep?

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/3/2011, 7:34 pm

Another great spot would be places that sell gas-log fireplaces. I just found out today that the white crumbly stuff under the fake logs.....that glows like burning embers......is vermiculite.

Worth asking about. And, welcome aboard!!
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Post  martha on 4/3/2011, 8:55 pm

Well, who knew?
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Post  dizzygardener on 4/4/2011, 10:29 am



Contact your local nurseries and feed and seed stores. If they don't have it in stock they can definitely order it in for you.

+1 on the database linked above. Try Pike's Nursery. There are some around you in Woodstock and Marietta if you are able to drive a little ways.

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Post  sharonrn on 5/1/2011, 2:05 pm

Athens GA at Cofer's. They carry medium grade, which I am using. Works fine but I will have to replace sooner, in a few years. Cofer's is ordering some coarse grade from South America. According to them, there is none to be had in our area. Sad

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