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any use for a bunch of styrofoam?

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Hello John,

I haven't read the whole thread, so sorry if this has already been mentioned:  I just read a man's account of how he built a trapper's tilt, and he said he used 1.5" of styrofoam as the base layer for his floor.  So, maybe someone can use it in their tiny home.


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This isn't terribly eco friendly, but, it uses lots of styrofoam and keeps it out of the landfill.
I dissolve styrofoam or packing peanuts in acetone or alcohol free gasoline.  Then stuff it into a nitrile rubber glove and let it sit for about a month to dry.  When I peel the glove off, I have a hard plastic hand.
The one I'm working on right now will be wrapped around a small flower pot while it dries.  So it'll be a hand holding a flower pot.
I'm using plain white styrofoam for the fingers and palm.  I'm using green packing peanuts for the thumb.
So if the hand holding the flower pot has a green thumb, will the plants grow better?
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