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Perlite Weight?
    #4022325 - 04/06/05 06:34 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

So I sent my woman to the store today to pick me up a couple bags of perlite. She came back with 2 bags of Scott's Perlite (8qt), just what I asked for. However, for some reason one bag weighs significantly more than the other. Like at least 2 pounds more. Upon opening the bags, both seem to be exactly the same, with no moisture content noticable. I'm sure this is really of no significance since it'll be goin into the bottom of my PMP, but I just wanted to know if anyone has experienced this before, and if there are any thoughts about this discrepancy between them???


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Re: Perlite Weight? [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #4022340 - 04/06/05 06:37 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Sure, some could be more powderized...the lighter bag would probably be ther better stuff, with less powder once you wash it all off. If you screen it and rinse it (I highly suggest it), you'll be left with only the peices, and no powder. Those bags are measured by volume though, not weight.


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Re: Perlite Weight? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4022375 - 04/06/05 06:44 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Thats was I figured, but the amount of powder in each is pretty close to the same. Oh well, its not a big deal, I was just curious. But this post still gave me some good info, I never really thought about rinsing it before use, does is really help out as much as you say???


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Re: Perlite Weight? [Re: NeedMoreSleep]
    #4022439 - 04/06/05 06:54 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

even if the perlite pieces are all the same size, density of those indiviual pieces could factor in.


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Re: Perlite Weight? [Re: four20snakeman]
    #4022504 - 04/06/05 07:12 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

You dont have to rinse it...but otherwise you end up with a messy sludge on the bottom..rinsing through a screen (like a window screen) over your sink will let anything that small go through too..so you only end up with the big peices with lots of surface area..more surface area of the perlite, the better the humidification will be.


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Re: Perlite Weight? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #4022525 - 04/06/05 07:16 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

:thumbup: :thumbup: Will do! Thanx for the tip!


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