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Partions in papercrete.

 
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Hello everybody,
First of all, i'm a new comer on this forum, so thank you to have accepted me in this group.
so i have planned to build partitions in papercrete in my house, on those partitions , both side, i would add a layer of lime mixed with sand.  Is this is possible, and if yes which thickness should me those partitions?
thanks a lot for your help!
 
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What function are these partitions performing and are they floor to ceiling?
 
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Hello John and Thank you for your help!

So,those partitions will separate bedroom from bathroom and bathroom from lounge. But the bathroom has a good window ,i mean that it can be well-ventilated .  

And yes they'll go from floor to ceiling (traditionnal height 2.5 meters) but i would start with 2 rows of terracotta bricks  - just in case of water damage -.

My papercrete bricks would be made with lime instead of cement all this coated with lime, to allow the partitions to breathe....but would it be enough to avoid moisture?

 
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So you could call these partitions solid walls. In which case 6 inch minimum would be stable.

If you used earth, or mud bricks as called in Australia, you will increase the thermal mass of the building which is great for assisting with a more even temperature range within the building.
 
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I called them partitions because they are not bearing walls.

So now if i add some kind of wood frame  would it help reduce the thickness or not??

about mud bricks you are surely right but the problem is ...i only know theory about this material ...i've read a lot about it  but i've never tried anything!





 
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I have worked with mud bricks for 40 years. Sometimes called earth bricks, pressed earth bricks or adobe bricks.
Here partitions are moveable.
good luck with the research
 
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Once built those partitions are not supposed to move, but if i want to have a bigger lounge for example : yes i can blow everything down and start again elsewhere ;. They don't help supporting the building, the external walls can manage to do the job on themselves.

I thought of papercrete because it is not heavy  , and it has lime or cement which make me more confident , because i've already made some bricks out of that stuff.

About mud bricks, I even don't know if my cement floor would support their weight ...I can ask !

Well if i change my mind and decide to try mud bricks i'll , for sure , come back to ask more questions on this forum !!!

Anyway, Thanks a looot for your time and your advice John!!!
Best wishes
Sophie
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