Wednesday, July 30, 2008

[papercreters] tire benches stucco issues

Hi everyone
I've sent a link to some pics of |PC sitting areas based on used tires filled with agragates as structure, wire mesh and PC stucco.
so... I've learnt some info I'd like to share:
a. keep your structure firm and tight- put rebars if needed, screws and all- the tighter it is you'll have less work fixing it.
b. paper can beseficiantly ground using no machinary- just a lot of kids stomping it inside a big concrete tub (1x2x0.30 meters). be careful not to injure yourself though.
c. On the blue sitting area, I've used 2 kinds of stucco. the FIRST layer was very thick, in order to fill the gaps, and it consisted of 3 buckets (approx. 8 liter) of ground paper and half a bucket of WPC -white portland cement. The SECOND layer was very thin (approx. 0.5-1 cm or half an inch max) and consisted of 2 buckets of paper, 1 bucket of WPC and 1 liter (2 pounds) of fine yellow clay.
the second layer dried or might I say cured (heated up a  bit as well) quiet fast, about 4 hours, while being sponged with blue water based pigment.
this application is much stronger than a simple 1 thick layer of stucco which I've previousely done.


would like to hear comments & improvement suggsestions
Have a Great summer

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