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Happy New Year, Ever See Concrete Float?

 
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  I just wanted to wish everyone hear a Happy New Year. I love Permies and all the good people I have met here and I love being able to exchange thoughts ideas with a lot of great minds.
  I also wanted to show what I'm getting done with the sun room I'm building and how an aircrete block (foam and cement mixed) is so lightweight it floats. It is a lot softer than regular concrete, for those of you who have never heard of it, but it has a lot of practical applications. In fact I think it will revolutionize the building industry. It can be made harder or softer, light or heavy but it main virtue is its insulation value. I know it has a carbon footprint but its cheaper than blue foam and lasts forever. Its has been used a lot in housing, lots of people make blocks and cement them into walls of any shape, commonly domes and then covered with an outer layer of wire or fabric and a harder cement. I plan to use it under a concrete floor for insulation. And as you can see in the video, it floats.
 This is my New Years Video, I hope you like it and thanks for watching.

 I sincerely hope everyone has a happy, healthy prosperous new year and God Bless you one and all.
 
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They've even made ships out of concrete (but they float by a different principle)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_ship

Aircrete is nifty stuff!  Have fun with it!  Happy New Year!
 
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Phil Gardener wrote:They've even made ships out of concrete (but they float by a different principle)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_ship

Aircrete is nifty stuff!  Have fun with it!  Happy New Year!



Right Phil, I didn't read the whole thing but I have known for a long time and even used Ferrocement. I used it to build a few septic tanks and even my cement pond
https://youtu.be/9JR-PLUxTME

I think they sunk most of those ferrocement ships off the coast of Florida to build the reefs.
Thanks for watching and God bless.
 
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