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Re: [APD] Sources of DIY Material
I needed silica/quartz sand and i just looked up stone.. quartz is
stone... and the first place i called out of the phone book had 100lb
bag for 7.50. I've still got like... 95-98 pounds left... they also had
pulverized quartz, larger size... and black beauty...
Rex Grigg wrote:
>Jerry Baker wrote:
>>Has anyone started to collect sources of DIY material yet? I have a hard
>>time calling business after business looking for this or that. It sure
>>seems a waste for each person to have to go through that. If there isn't
>>a list, I'm going to make one. No need to duplicate effort though.
>>For instance, it took me three days to find a place in the Los Angeles
>>area that sells silica sand suitable for the aquarium. They sell it in
>>75lb bags for $6.99. There should be some repository of this information.
>I would be willing to host such a place on my website. www.rexgrigg.com
>But really in LA it should have taken no more than 3 minutes with the
>yellow pages and one or two phone calls. You need to think outside the
>(glass) box and think about what you are trying to find. You wanted
>sand. I'm not sure where you looked. But immediately I would think
>Sand Blasting, and then Industrial Supply Houses. Sand Blasting supply
>places would of course carry a large variety of sand. Industrial Supply
>Houses of course carry large varieties of bulk materials of all sorts,
>When I needed 100 lb bag of coarse sand here in Portland it took me one
>look at the Yellow pages and one phone call. Then just driving down to
>pick it up.
>What needs to happen is people need to get out of the Home Depot/Lowe's
>thinking and look around. There are at least a dozen specialty
>suppliers here in the Portland area alone. I have yet to have to order
>anything for a DIY project. I have always been able to find everything
>I needed locally. Now I will admit that Portland is not a small town
>but it's not L.A. either.
>If you want tubing or fittings check a hose supply house. If you want
>odd PVC fittings check a plumbing supply house. If you want gravel/sand
>check with a sand blasting supply or a industrial supply house. You
>need your CO2 cylinder filled check a fire extinguisher service shop,
>they go though more CO2 than just about anyone else and not only that
>they normally fill while you wait and most can do hydro-testing.
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