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"out of ballast and he's not sure when he's getting any more"   I dont get it.  This is his business.  Is he closing? I never understood a company running out of their main product.  Reminds me of when my daughter worked for a place that sold chicken to compete with Boston Market in the area.  She came home early and when I asked her why she said he ran out of chicken and had to close.

I hope he gets more as I will need 10- 20 pounds down the road.   JP

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"out of ballast and he's not sure when he's getting any more"   I dont get it.  This is his business.  Is he closing? I never understood a company running out of their main product.  Reminds me of when my daughter worked for a place that sold chicken to compete with Boston Market in the area.  She came home early and when I asked her why she said he ran out of chicken and had to close.

I hope he gets more as I will need 10- 20 pounds down the road.   JP

Really???  In the age of car manufacturers and electronics retailers can't get integrated circuits to finish cars, cell phones or even Wifi routers.  When lumber has more than doubled in price.  When Toilet paper is in short supply right down to Christmas lights being hard to find last season.

I think hobby ballast is pretty low on the list of must haves right now.  I'm sure Brennen can't source the material right now for obvious reasons.

Stone "dust" might be a ballast alternative worth considering if you can't otherwise get what you want.  It can be found at home improvement stores in 40lb. bags and at most places that sell crushed stone, as it is a byproduct of the stone crushing process.  The coarseness of it will vary, and most of it contains different sizes of stones starting at powder on up to about 1/8" and sizes in between.  So, if you wanted to go this route, you would probably want to use one or more different size mesh screens to separate out the dust and/or the larger stones.  If you need a lot of ballast, this would be less expensive than buying ready made ballast.

I've also seen mention from others on this forum that they collect the stone dust that accumulates in low spots of paved parking lots for their ballast.

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