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I like the idea of earthbag construction, but I wonder if this book includes alternatives to polypropylene bags and Portland cement stabilizers?  
 
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Bryan Paul wrote:I like the idea of earthbag construction, but I wonder if this book includes alternatives to polypropylene bags and Portland cement stabilizers?  



There are alternatives to polypropylene bags but they will not last as long, nor are they as strong as the synthetic fiber. Generally clay is sufficient as a stabilizer, but the use of lime is also possible. The book does cover these topics.
 
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Kelly Hart wrote:

Bryan Paul wrote:I like the idea of earthbag construction, but I wonder if this book includes alternatives to polypropylene bags and Portland cement stabilizers?  



There are alternatives to polypropylene bags but they will not last as long, nor are they as strong as the synthetic fiber. Generally clay is sufficient as a stabilizer, but the use of lime is also possible. The book does cover these topics.



Thank you Mr. Hart.  I look forward to reading your book.
 
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