• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Mike Haasl
  • James Freyr
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Burra Maluca
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Kate Downham
  • Jay Angler
  • thomas rubino

Anyone use cement sprayers for...

 
pollinator
Posts: 643
Location: SW Missouri, Zone 7a
123
goat dog forest garden duck trees books chicken food preservation cooking woodworking homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Has anyone here used a cement sprayer to stucco strawbale or as a finish coat on cob or other structure? If so, what kind did you use and have you tried spraying anything other than cement with it? (As in mud, lime mixtures, etc.) How did those work?

Sorry for all the questions, but I have a Tirolessa sprayer that I am wanting to sell (unused) and I am wondering if I should go ahead and sell it or hang on to it just in case. Thanks for any input!
 
Posts: 9002
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
666
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Go to youtube and look for papercrete sprayer. There are several related links where the sprayer brands are visable. For multi purpose spraying you want the kind where only the air arrives through the hose. The material being sprayed is scooped from a bucket.
 
Deb Stephens
pollinator
Posts: 643
Location: SW Missouri, Zone 7a
123
goat dog forest garden duck trees books chicken food preservation cooking woodworking homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Actually the Tirolessa sprayer I have is that type. I was wondering if anyone has used one, and what they thought about it.
 
Posts: 40
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We used the Tirolessa to apply the slip coat to bith the exterior and interior walls of our straw bale house. I found the sprayer to be messy but effective for this but when in came to the stiffer mix we wanted it didn't work so well. I could apply it faster by hand. Plus I enjoyed getting my hands dirty and could get a better "read" off of the walls as to how it was adhering and what spots needed more material. I intend on playing with the sprayer more on my next structure!
 
gardener
Posts: 582
Location: Lower Mainland British Columbia Canada Zone 8a/ Manchester Jamaica
10
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I don't have a tirolesa sprayer yet, but I plan to in the future for monolithic dome construction. But to those who have has anyone tried using it for broadcast seeding? I wondered if the exit shute was big enough, as I presume the velocity would get seeds decently into the soil vs hand tossing. At first I was thinking hydroseed posibilities but the muck it distributes is more a sludge pump task.
 
Surfs up space ponies, I'm making gravy without this lumpy, tiny ad:
Rocket Oven – is it Right for You? Here’s What You Need to Know
https://permies.com/t/99726/rocket-ovens/Introduction-rocket-ovens-build
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!