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Is there a substitute for Ytong

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#1 Offline Sopkojohn - Posted November 23 2018 - 8:28 AM



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I live in Michigan and I can't find ytong anywhere. I have plenty of molded rocks for siding homes and chimneys. I would like to use this for a homemade ant nest, although I don't know if humidity would spread thru the neat and make it stable for the colony. Does anyone know what else can be substituted for Ytong

#2 Offline Kalidas - Posted November 23 2018 - 9:49 AM


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Firebrick is popular

#3 Offline Major - Posted November 23 2018 - 10:21 AM


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K-23 Firebrick, grout, gypsum, etc.
(Also, post #500!)

#4 Offline FSTP - Posted November 23 2018 - 11:13 AM


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I like hydrostone. its easy to work with(if not a bit messy) takes to pigments nicely, and is fairly strong. 

#5 Offline Guy_Fieri - Posted December 12 2018 - 7:17 PM


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I've used pumice. It's easy to drill through, and you can even use a screwdriver if you want. Very lightweight and durable.

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