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    • I think it’s $6 a bag. Check with them to be sure.

      Loose rice hulls are dirt cheap or free and so it would obviously pay to figure out viable alternatives. Search our blog for other articles on rice hulls. One guy, for instance, built an earthbag house with bags of rice hulls in Thailand. Other people have used rice hulls inside cavity walls and as roof insulation. Rice hulls meet US building codes as insulation without any extra processing or treatment.

  1. Supplier information:

    They come from Riceland foods.

    Sherry Brantley, at sbrantley@riceland.com or call 1-870-673-5314.

    They come 768 blocks to a truckload, 16 on a pallet, 48 pallets. Cost is $6 each, FOB Jonesboro AR.

    The bags are somewhat slick. I’d suggest pallet netting be wrapped around them before plastering. It comes in 20 inch wide rolls. We tried hay bale netting, but it’s too wide.

    Here are some links for pallet netting.

    http://tamanetusa.com/pdf/elastiNet.pdf

    http://www.syfilco.on.ca/pallet.html

    Send us links of pics.

    Best,

    Jerry

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