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    Hi all,
    Sometime ago on the old site we had a good discussion about bean bag fillings. Did anyone ever come up with a cheap, light weight, non-organic material that was suitable for use. I think someone was going to trial hose or plastic beeds??

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    How about something like this??
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/9000-Red-Coated- ... 7C294%3A50

    By my calculations (i failed maths though) that is about 1 litre of beads, may need two packs.

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    Dan,

    It's not inorganic but something I am trialling at the moment in my beanbag is 'Breeders Choice" cat litter.

    Basically it is recycled paper pellets. It is very light and cheap.
    Cheers,
    Geoff


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    Needs to water proof for use around rock pool s thpugh Geoff, hence non-organic and non-absorbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan40D
    Needs to water proof for use around rock pool s thpugh Geoff, hence non-organic and non-absorbing.
    Yep, I thought that might be the case. I did notice at Bunnings you can get small river pebbles and the like (used for art and craft) in the gardening section. They come in 1 & 2 kilogram bags. Might be worth a look.
    Cheers,
    Geoff


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    ....... I am using some plastic beads from the haberdashery come local shop for material and buttons etc..... they also made my bags for the beads..... works well......

    here are some pix done with the bean bag set up.....

    on the kitchen bench...... cheese cracker....


    on location....

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    Ok so i found some plastic beads from another supplier, i can't decide whether to get 4mm or 6mm beads though.

    60,000 4mm beads is $36.00 weighs about 2kg and is approx 2 litres or there abouts in volume

    23,000 6mm beads is $40.00 weighs 2.5kg and is approx 2.5 litres in volume.

    I'm thinking the 4mm beads as they would mould better, although people use beans and corn and swear by that as well.

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    Dan,
    I use the 1/2" black irrigation polytube available at any hardware store,. To fill my molar shaped bean bag it took two rolls of this tube for a cost of about $7. The one issue with this filler is that you have to cut the tube into 1/2" lengths. If you have access to a bandsaw this is a 15 minute job. The advantages are that it is inorganic, lightweight, flexible, cheap and readily available.

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