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Old 10-17-2019, 11:01 AM
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Sourcing 0/3/4 pumice?

I used to just go down to the pumice plant and buy it by the bag when I lived in Santa Fe. That option is gone, the plant moved etc. I find I still need that grade pumice and wonder if anyone has a source that is actually selling it. It's the same grit that dentists use but they have this perfumed crap.
So, Active suppliers?
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:59 PM
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You can buy it unscented for the laboratory side of the dental field, but some of the supply houses will not sell to entities outside of the profession. Others might require only a business license. If you look hard enough, there are some without such hassles, but they are usually peddling on eBay, etc.

Here's an example of the lab stuff:

https://www.pearsonlab.com/catalog/p...3906&pid=50609
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:22 PM
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I found a place that will sell it to me at a very nice price 90Lbs for $37.00 BUT they won't ship to a residential address, something I've hit before buying Nitric acid.
Fed Ex has seized on this residential address listing which was done by some arbitrary means and it is killing shipping crucibles right now. Many studios are not in business districts even to the point of not being allowed in business districts so it's a catch 22.
With the pumice, all I've been able to do is to explain that pumice isn't exactly a chemical, it's a mineral. We'll see. A dental supply refused to sell it to me.

Used to be I'd drive down St Francis Drive in Santa Fe and get it at the Navaho plant. The city grew up around the facility and the neighbors who had all bought the vacant lots around the place started to complain to the city. The facility was grandfathered in but eventually the pressure turned into a nuisance and they left town. Now, I'm 2500 miles away looking for a crummy bag of 0 3/4 pumice. The 90 lb bag used to cost me nine bucks. I gave them cash to use at Dunkin Doughnuts.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:30 PM
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I found a place that will sell it to me at a very nice price 90Lbs for $37.00 BUT they won't ship to a residential address, something I've hit before buying Nitric acid.
Fed Ex has seized on this residential address listing which was done by some arbitrary means and it is killing shipping crucibles right now. Many studios are not in business districts even to the point of not being allowed in business districts so it's a catch 22.
With the pumice, all I've been able to do is to explain that pumice isn't exactly a chemical, it's a mineral. We'll see. A dental supply refused to sell it to me.

Used to be I'd drive down St Francis Drive in Santa Fe and get it at the Navaho plant. The city grew up around the facility and the neighbors who had all bought the vacant lots around the place started to complain to the city. The facility was grandfathered in but eventually the pressure turned into a nuisance and they left town. Now, I'm 2500 miles away looking for a crummy bag of 0 3/4 pumice. The 90 lb bag used to cost me nine bucks. I gave them cash to use at Dunkin Doughnuts.
Does Karissa still have her gallery? Ship it to her.
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:59 PM
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I picked up bags that fell off the truck when I lived there!
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I think I got my Navajo pumice from cr minerals last time. I got a 50lb bag and it was big and cheap.
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