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Experience building a ferro-cement cistern?

 
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Has anyone constructed a cistern from ferrocement and a rebar armature?  Like Art Ludwig's Water Storage book.  I need to catch and store a fair amount of rain water and it seems to me that a site made ferrocement cistern is a lot of work; but do-able.  I'm working on infrastructure projects on my property and thought I get to a prototype cistern this fall.  I wanted to check in and see what big errors I can avoid....  Wouldn't we all rather make new mistakes?   And, it seems to me that pneumatic hog ring pliers would make the armature work a lot easier but I have no experience with them.  Am I thinking about that the right way?
 
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Following this with interest, Greg. We are in the process of setting up IBC totes for water capture, but any water here goes green very quickly.
 
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Greg, ive done a 200l and a 7000l ferro cement water tanks and even though it can Be cheaper than other techniques, it takes a lot of time for one person to do it. Its something to Be build in group activities, that way i strongly recomend it but if not its better to buy something from an existing company.
Good luck.
 
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Greg Schultz wrote:Has anyone constructed a cistern from ferrocement and a rebar armature?  



The Ecoshell Construction Video gave me some ideas
 
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