Saturday, October 18, 2014

[papercreters] Re: papercrete by the teaspoon



If you soak the paper overnight before mixing it might mix easier using a mortar mixer, without needing to be shredded. 



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Friday, October 17, 2014

Re: [papercreters] Re: papercrete by the teaspoon



Greetings,
Good luck with your tow mixer, but long before 12 months are up, I will have my other mixer back up.  My problem is getting electric to where I want to work, which will be solved when this building is done, it houses my PV system.  Technically, it is half a building, the roof starts at the floor and goes up at a 45 degree angle, which is where the panels sit.  At least I have hubby home for now to help.
Kim Travis PDC  The Rose Colored Forest  Bedias, Texas
On 10/17/2014 1:55 PM, Murry Holley murry.holley@yahoo.com [papercreters] wrote:
 
Hello Kim:)
That is exciting news. Bu I know 5 gallons at a time will be a struggle. You might want to check with Harbor Freight. They have an electric mortar mixer ( +/- $100) that works good for pulping small batches . I was pulping 55 gallons at a time. It worked pretty good for that with shredded paper. I think some modification to the blade would help to cut the non-shredded paper.

I just picked up a Tow mixer from San Angelo but I am thinking it will be pretty busy for the next 12 months. I am in San Marcos depending on your schedule I might be able to help sometime after that.

Good luck with your project.

Best wishes
Murry Holley 




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[papercreters] Re: papercrete by the teaspoon



Hello Kim:)
That is exciting news. Bu I know 5 gallons at a time will be a struggle. You might want to check with Harbor Freight. They have an electric mortar mixer ( +/- $100) that works good for pulping small batches . I was pulping 55 gallons at a time. It worked pretty good for that with shredded paper. I think some modification to the blade would help to cut the non-shredded paper.

I just picked up a Tow mixer from San Angelo but I am thinking it will be pretty busy for the next 12 months. I am in San Marcos depending on your schedule I might be able to help sometime after that.

Good luck with your project.

Best wishes
Murry Holley 


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Posted by: Murry Holley <murry.holley@yahoo.com>



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[papercreters] papercrete by the teaspoon

Greetings,

Finally, we started to pour papercrete on a building yesterday. So many
stops and starts over the last fifteen years, that I had almost given
up. My big mixer that we designed a very long time ago is in the wrong
location and lost it power hook up three years ago when we put the road
in. Once this first building is up, we will move it and run it off our
new solar array to build the house, dairy parlor and a few other out
buildings that need doing.

I would love the big system, as this is going to be a lot of work, we
are pulping in 5 gallon buckets as we don't have anything on the farm
other than the big motor for the other system with any kind of power. I
just hope my drill survives this. Or, that someone close who has a tow
mixer would volunteer to lend it.

But, we have started. It feels good. And the design for the entire
farm is now done, so no more oops, I guess that should have gone there
times.

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Kim Travis PDC
The Rose Colored Forest
Bedias, Texas


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

[papercreters] Re: papercrete costs and coatings

Thanks to those who responded. I very much appreciate the info, it allowed me to realize that papercrete is not a suitable material for this application, and as a result, I was able to select the correct materials, concrete and pour molded HDPE.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

[papercreters] Re: papercrete costs and coatings



The papercrete in the grid of such small cross section will be prone to breaking. You might experiment with either wire reinforcement or maybe steel microfibers as an admix.

Might I suggest something really off the wall. How strong does the grid have to be? You might be able to use a sodium silicate C02 injection technique that is used in core and mold making. See http://www.svsu.edu/~rtuttle/FRG/HOWTOs/Sodium%20Silicate%20Coremaking.pdf  Now this material will still have a brittle nature but if you framed the grid for strength you might get by. But it would be stronger than papercrete in the cross sections you are aiming for.

JohnMc


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[papercreters] Clothing-Crete?



Eo, a great idea to dip and use old clothes….tons are dumped from thrift stores as we all have too much to ever even give away

.  some is sent by the  container load to poor countries where we see a mad mix of fashion on people too  destitute to buy anything.

So, I love the dipping in slurry idea, once covered with /crete or other plaster you can't tell.  also using a bamboo or other natural material that won't rust could work too,

There are those shelter roofs made of 'flying' angled canvas…they can cover a football field.  a few steel lines are  hung, then the fabric is tensioned over the  cables.  works as roof and wall.

or those who love geodesic dome shapes could slurry and lay fabric over.

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Charmaine

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PO Box 375 Cutten CA 95534
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