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Using NAPA Floor Dry in the gritty mix.

Posted by newgen 9 Central California (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 22, 12 at 13:23

In previous posts, Al and Josh explained that the role of the grit component is to balance out the water-retentive property of Turface: more grit & less Turface if one wants the mix to hold less water, and vice versa if more water retention is desired.

I've read that NAPA Floor Dry is an acceptable substitute for grit. the NAPA stuff absorbs liquid (that's its characteristic). So if Turface and NAPA Floor Dry BOTH retain moisture, wouldn't that render the gritty mix super saturated?

Thanks,


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RE: Using NAPA Floor Dry in the gritty mix.

I think whoever said that the floor dry was a substitute for grit was mistaken or misspoke. I've used Turface and NAPA floor dry and found the floor dry seems to hold a little more water. Substitutes for grit might be pumice, pea gravel or perlite. The most important feature is that the particle size is right.


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RE: Using NAPA Floor Dry in the gritty mix.

  • Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 22, 12 at 16:57

The NAPA floor dry is a substitute for the Turface.


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RE: Using NAPA Floor Dry in the gritty mix.

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 23, 12 at 7:49

Just to confirm what's already been said - the NAPA floor dry holds even more water than Turface, so they are roughly interchangeable.

Al


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RE: Using NAPA Floor Dry in the gritty mix.

Where did yoou read this ?


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RE: Using NAPA Floor Dry in the gritty mix.

and here's another alternative or substitute for napa floor dry, and maybe even cheaper:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Oil-Dri-Premium-Absorbent-25lbs/16930215


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