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  • Silica Sand Question

    I've never used silica sand before and need some help identifying if what I purchased is what I should be using for the home brew mix. The masonry supplier I purchased it from is what they sell as silicate sand. My unsureness is that the actual bag it comes in has no product name and it's difficult to tell if it is what I should be using. I've attached 3 photos. Can anyone give me any insight as to whether or not this looks like the correct product I should be using. Thanks.... I appreciate the help.
    John


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  • #2
    If you do a Google search you will see that Quartz and Silica sand are the same thing. I used Quartz in my build. Click image for larger version

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    • #3
      It'll work. "Crystalline silica, Quartz".

      I put my components in separate drywall buckets and used a small plastic container, I forget if it was a yogurt container or a sour cream container, as a measuring scoop. I hope sour cream. I deserved sour cream over yogurt.
      Then one scoop of this, two scoops of that, three scoops of the other one, etc.
      You can lightly moisten the silica in the drywall bucket to eliminate dust when scooping/mixing. Due to material handling, bagged products always seem to want to kick off a bit of fine dust when you work with them.
      Mix small batches until you get your mojo working.
      If you find your mix has set up a bit too much for setting brick, use it as an "outside of the dome" filler. Schmear it on the outside mortar joints of any already set bricks to fill any voids.
      Last edited by mongota; 09-04-2020, 11:48 AM.
      Mongo

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      • #4
        thanks both for the follow up. As mentioned, I've never worked with Silica Sand before so didn't really know what it looked like and the thing that "befuddled" me was the bags had no real identifying nomenclature as to what was really in the bag (other than the fine print on the back of the bag), which didn't really help me. I even called the distributor in Georgia to try and get some additional info.... they really didn't have any informative info that was helpful.... so thank you both!
        John

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