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I have gaps that I need to fill and I remember zonolite that you just pour in to fill a gap. On the stairs (leading upstairs, there are gaps the goes all teh way to teh floor that I need to fill. If need be I can take a picture but was looking foor some type of loose fill that I can pour in.

Any suggestions? :drink:
 

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Are you meaning insulation? I think zonolite was the asbestos kind.

how much space is there to actually fill ?
 

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I can still get zonalite today, it is really fine, any small holes and it will run like water.

I believe the asbestos flavor went out in the 80's.
 

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I want to pout something between the gaps. The stairs has like a 2 inches gap all the way from the bottom to the top (between the outside wall and the stairs.

Cant put any regular insulation. Let me know what you guys think I can put
 

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Which one should I use, the powder version or the pellet version. Would Lowes or HD sell it or I will have to go to a masonry supplu store? Don't they use this to insulte fireplaces also?
Pellets.
A masonry supply, I thought there were
links on that site?
 

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You would probably best off with the medium or coarse expanded perlite. You could also use pumice (naturally expanded) of a similar size. Some concrete block plants use it for as a lightweight aggregate and might be willing to sell you a couple of yards or give to a lead. - I don't know if any MA block producers use the good Greek pumice.

Industrial suppliers of insulated or high temperature tanks may use expanded perlite and give you some names to contact.
 

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I have gaps that I need to fill and I remember zonolite that you just pour in to fill a gap. On the stairs (leading upstairs, there are gaps the goes all teh way to teh floor that I need to fill. If need be I can take a picture but was looking foor some type of loose fill that I can pour in.

Any suggestions? :drink:
Hey, new guy,
Never use a left handed parentheses with out including its right handed companion! It's like takin' a dump and not flushing! Also, THE is one of the most common used words in the english language, so I suggest you learn how to spell it correctly! You'd better get your sh!t together or you'll be getting your advice from those numnuts at the DIY site!


hehe, jus' kiddin'...It's nice to bust someone else's balls for a change.:party:
 

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Garden centers might be another
place to look for perlite.
 
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