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Does anyone know any good online sources for Perlite in large quantities? And what is a reasonable price?
I see all sorts of prices and quantities, from gallons to square feet. I thought someone here might have a good source already.
Thanks in advance.
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mjazz wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 8:04 pm Does anyone know any good online sources for Perlite in large quantities? And what is a reasonable price?
I came across this site the other day, but I don't know how their prices compare. Shipping is the killer. https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/sup ... ndments%2f

Personally, I have stopped using Perlite because I don't like how it floats up in the pot.
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try a local industrial supply that handles cement products.
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Thank you for your answers. 🙂
The difference between gallons and cubic feet was confusing me so I thought I would just search for 4 cubic feet.
The prices varied widely from 12.25 to 19.85 to 27.95 to even 57.99. 8-[
CropKing.com had the best price.
Thanks again.
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mjazz wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 6:33 pm Thank you for your answers. 🙂
The difference between gallons and cubic feet was confusing me so I thought I would just search for 4 cubic feet.
The prices varied widely from 12.25 to 19.85 to 27.95 to even 57.99. 8-[
CropKing.com had the best price.
Thanks again.
12.25 for 4 cubic feet (120 quarts) is an incredible deal! Is the shopping bad though?
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As I said, perlite is mixed in with concrete for a non-structural , lightweight mix. A supply house should have it.
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mikethecactusguy wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 1:30 pm As I said, perlite is mixed in with concrete for a non-structural , lightweight mix. A supply house should have it.
Thanks, I'll check that out. Shipping for two bags of the place I mentioned would have been 55 bucks.
What do you mean by supply house?
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A place that sells sand, rock and cement
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mikethecactusguy wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 8:18 pm A place that sells sand, rock and cement
Thanks.
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None of the supply houses I checked nearby carry perlite.
I went with a couple of bags of 4 cubic feet at Home Depot. At least the shipping is free.
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That is a lot of perlite.
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Hydroponic, Fertilizer & Farm Supply Stores that specialize in Truck farms. They should carry #1, 2, and #3 size of perlite.
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mikethecactusguy wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 4:48 am try a local industrial supply that handles cement products.
Do they call it perlite or does it go by a different name when used in cement?
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Hi
Here in the US, its perlite.
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