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I'm becoming very interested in aircrete.  I just found this video showing how to make a foamer for less than $30, how to mix the foam with concrete and how to make aircrete blocks.  I want to share it, because not only is it a great instructional video, but it is the best thing I have seen in a while - this guy is a great example of a craftsman, a creative thinker... he is good with kids and chickens, and communicates with his wife as an actual team - the opposite of anything you will see on television; a kind, competent dad.   Good stuff here!  https://youtu.be/aSLJCPR1Prw
 
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Another good one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llsQL2bPWqY
 
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It's neat stuff for sure. But do you have any practical applications for it where it would be the best choice of materials?
From what I understand, it doesn't work well under load so as a construction material it has limited applications.

I've been thinking of a application for this stuff where there isn't a ready and superior material and haven't yet come up with anything.
 
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I am just learning about it - haven't tried building anything with it yet.  The uniform weight distribution of a dome would seem to make it a good option. It is fairly cheap, so definitely work experimenting with.  Here is a fact sheet I ran across - discusses r value and such: http://www.domegaia.com/FAQ.html
 
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