velacreations wrote:you could use lime as well.
velacreations wrote:It would be nice to see an open source manual brick press someday...
We've seriously considered purchasing the CEB press and some of the additional mold plates from Aureka/Auram/whatever - the company in India. Has anyone used that specific piece of equipment? Any thoughts on it?
I still think rammed earth is way more cost effective & stronger than CEB. I think building codes don't allow for CEB to be built over 1 story either.
I don't know about the building codes, but I've seen CEB buildings 2 and 3 stories high. I wouldn't want to to a rammed earth building over 1 story, either.
Do you have any studies or evidence that would support your claims?
Rammed Earth is much stronger than CEB because it is a solid wall and not a grout/mud slip (Uncomplicated soil) brick.