Terry Ruth wrote:James thanks for sharing all that. Did you say Mohave, CA. I was there working on the Stratolaucher last year. Where are you getting the NHL? Did you say you brown coat on top of earth plaster with 3.5 then 2.5? I don't have access to the NHLs here. I would have thought finish with 5 since it has more cement or are you sealing the final coats with some sealer? Does CA code allow for this time of construction or are you not being code enforced? And what are the bags made of and where did you get that blue skid loader attachment?
Christopher Steen wrote:James,
Awesome projects! Few questions:
1) What's the daily square foot of tamped wall built when mechanized with EHB (# of hours and laborers)
2) for the Mojave dome, what's the ratio of hours between the EB and Hyperwattle? What's the dome interior diameter?
3) what's the Mojave vault formwork--is that precast or plastered EB? What's that interior diameter?
4) what was the formwork/armature used on the LA county barrel vaults? Their internal diameters?
5) I'm sure people would like to know, where are y'all and your machine located?
6) would you use the smurf ent again or switch to uf/mc/metal flex?
7) would you feel comfortable doing round vertical walls mechanized with EHB?
8.) when are you gonna get yourself a cheap pneumatic tamper there is no turning back when you do. I use mine, a small front end loader and scrap 2x-ply slip formwork. But your setup is more versatile. I bet you could rock a Pico Jack with a small plate as well, and then just share the diesel if you aren't using a monster compressor when spraying
9) you seen the front end loader and the pto 3 point huge barrel mixers? Does your EHB have a mortar mixer style auger inside the bucket to mix plaster and drive over to the wall?