I believe someone in this thread mentioned earth bags. Perhaps in a dome shape?
Warnings about experimentation understood. Plus you'd lose that cool log cabin look.
Nonetheless, Mike also was an experimenter, and because of that you now have a great cabin
Trudie Redding wrote:
One other group should really look seriously at this here in the U.S. , those who live in tornado alleys
Glenn Kangiser wrote:
Looks like a bargain to me. Not as much stretch as EPDM, but looks plenty tough.
Under earth these would never deteriorate. I will be trying some of them I think.
This type of vinyl is used for shower pans and is an alternative pond liner. With the mesh in it it looks like it would be even better.
Thanks for the link.
U know Mike pretty good, share this with him before he buys another brand-new piece of petroleum
actually being on a hilltop prevents more and earlier frosts because the cold settles in the valley.
Found a possible earth- and wallet-friendly replacement for new EPDM pond liner: Used billboard tarps ...
Glenn Kangiser wrote:
OK - got my billboard tarps in and while possibly usable I don't find them to be ideal. For more foolproof I think we would want to stick to the EPDM if we have the money.
Here is a link to my full findings.
May also look cheap/redneck. That matters to some people, but will matter less as America dips into third world conditions, as I suspect we will.
Kathleen Sanderson wrote:I don't think that we can count on stuff still being available a few years down the line to replace things that wear out now, such as plastic sheeting. Or, if it is available, it will probably be way too expensive for us peons to afford.
Glenn Kangiser wrote:Clear poly - the 6 mil translucent type seems to deteriorate in less than a year in UV or slightly longer if not in direct sun.
Glenn Kangiser wrote:There is a crystal clear vinyl that is much better and I have had some of it up for about 6 years. Hardware stores carry it - a bit more expensive but almost clear as glass. No reinforcing required but careful stretching makes in look best. I stretch and staple it every few inches.