John Polk wrote:That's even better than FREE...getting paid to haul it off!
Chris Kott wrote:Dale,
I love the air wick idea, though I think the name might already be trademarked. Please let me know how it all turns out, and pictures would be greatly appreciated. Oh, I'm assuming some variety of conventional roof?
Chris Kott wrote:
As to the aquaponic green roof, how are you planning on dealing with the weight? I like your wall panel design, and the idea of using end slabs is genius.
I would be interested in hearing about the measures you are going to take to keep your aquaponic roof from becoming an indoor pool, too .
Dale Hodgins wrote:
Once form pressure is removed, many little sticks will spring clear of the surface. These protruding bits are the first to dry out, since they are exposed to the air. They will draw moisture from deep inside the wall. Later, they can be trimmed somewhat above flush and they will aid in plaster adhesion.
Dale Hodgins wrote:This could work in any region where mill waste is of little or no value.
The band of boreal forest that encircles the northern hemisphere contains huge volumes of soft wood waste. The west coast of North America from Alaska to California has a plentiful supply. Most mountainous regions that see adequate rainfall for tree growth will have sawmills.
There are other, less obvious supplies of wood. There are often small mills close to the city, that mill wood from trees cut within the city. Farmers often operate portable sawmills for their own use and as a business. Tree service companies accumulate wood.
Many agricultural wastes could be used for wall filler. Nut hulls, corn cobs, palm fronds, or other waste cellulose could be mixed with sawdust and clay to make wall filler. I'll finish this later.
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Dale Hodgins wrote: and the link thing didn't take --- When the address pops up, I move toward it and it dissappears.
I too have been milling boards and posts from sawmill slabs with my table saw. Here is a pic unloading some slabs. The side racks are some I made out of sawn slabs.
Dale Hodgins wrote:Now that the mill site is pretty clean, I've struck a deal where I will go there from time to time to sell the good lumber for a 10% commission. Every day they produce around 5 tons of waste.Whenever I'm not busy, I'll sell firewood or gather good re millable stuff like the wood on my truck in photo one.
1. This is the result of about 4 hours of stirring through scrap. Time will tell if it's worth it.
2. Anything with one good edge can be milled with a tablesaw or a skil saw. Those with a right angle cut are good for posts. The rounded edge faces away from fence boards.
3. Many slabs are under 8 ft and some are as short as 2 ft. This can work for me but the mill has minimum standards. I will suply wood to those willing to sort to get wood at half price and I'll adjust my projects to the available resource.
This ongoing supply may become a good chunk of my income if marketing goes as well as material sourcing has. It is potentially the best find if my 16 years of being a professional scrounge.
Ivan Weiss wrote:Great thread, Dale! Hats off to you. I get the idea of the cedar-clay slabs, but in your opinion, would this mix work for blocks? Thanks again.