Ive been thinking stuff over, and would enjoy your thoughts and input please.
I have the logs and such to use for the frame & roof of round house, would enjoy putting a Reciprocal living roof via a pond liner nothing to big say diameter of 16' to 24', the thing i was wondering about was the wall fill, and insulation, Cob Yes wonderful stuff, but labor intensive for me alone.
I got to thinking papercrete the other day, i can get Bales of cardboard for free,(i know cardboards not the best, but hay its free) and i can get sand for free, so the only thing i would be out is the cement, i have most everything to build a mobile mixer, and have a trash pump, to pump the stuff, i cant think of any major purchase i would have to make to use papercrete, i was thinking slip form the walls and pump the papercrete into the forms and let set "rinse, wash, & repeat"
could everyone please post there thoughts, ideas, comments, flaws, plans anything that you think i might need to know
I am sure im missing something but i cant think of it right now, im on lunch and wanted to get this down while i could
Thanks for the reply
I am not familiar with slacked lime substituted for the cement got any more info, or websites for me to look at? you are correct in that what im planing would not be structural, only need it for non load bearing walls, it was my impression though that papercrete was fairly fire proof in its regular mixing.?
Dave Bennett wrote:
You might want to experiment using that paper mixed with slaked lime instead of portland cement. If I am incorrect in my understanding let me know but as insulation adding plain slaked lime will give you a fire retardant insulation without using cement. Since it is not structural you only need to make the paper flame retardant. I think it is a great way to recycle the paper.
Started on a small building PC house a few years back, then took my PDC and haven't gotten back on it.
Next up on my work list. Have the foundation done just need to put the blocks together.
Also working on doing a hoop house that's turning out nice. Using a bit of pulped paper and woodchips plus cement.
Sets up nice...could see doing a house with it.
PC is some good stuff if you don't mind a bit of cement.
Have thought about doing a slip straw, but with woodchips, type build. Maybe when I build a small mushroom fruiting shack I'll try that with lime plaster. Should be interesting.