Rob Lougas wrote:Hi Miles,
Everything is fastened together. The bond beam is held down by ancor bolts embedded in concrete every other tire. The blocking holding up the beams is nailed in place with 4inch spikes and the beams are nailed in with multiple 12inch spikes. The deck boards are all spiked into the beams with 4inch spikes as well. The tires are only held in my gravity but its incredible how solid the tire wall is. Each tire packed has to weigh at least 300 pounds.
Rob Lougas wrote:Here are a few more photos. I made a little bit more progress this week.
Rob Lougas wrote:Just a couple more photos of the recent progress. Nothing more done since yesterdays update just a couple different views.
Sounds like Ontario may be the next Earthship community, similar to Taos, NM. A sad note - the designer of my tire-bale earthship, Mike Shealey, has passed away. He lived here in Colorado Springs, in the Black Forest area. His work is legendary, as there are about 50 of his designs in the area. All are either zero-energy or close to it.
John McDoodle wrote:good work. mine is in ontario also
scott thompson wrote:hi rob,
that looks awesome. Im actually jealous that you are actually doing it.
I noticed that you dug down for the head space instead of building up. great way to have material for pounding and lesson the number of tires pounded. from your previous post I understood that you are on a crest of a hill and believe you will have little problem with water. excellent.
out of curiousity how do you plan to fortified the dug out knee wall supporting the tire wall?
please update as often as you can. Im a huge fan of the pics and building process.
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