John C Daley wrote:Dont forget the use of a water filed tube to level things!
John C Daley wrote:Nice, its a bit fancier than I have seen.
Some have a 1M rule attached at each end.
John C Daley wrote:Those bugs etc are interesting. Apparently we can eat them they are not harmful to humans.
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Has research papers do do with rice husks, mainly burning etc
I will look for other data about the bugs
John C Daley wrote:Do the stirrups have posts into the concrete?
John C Daley wrote:He is on the money!
Do you get high winds where you are?
So what happens next?
leila hamaya wrote:hey this is cool =) good work. i love a good photo documenting =)
as for some of the things you are asking, my two cents is to to build the floor you are visioning, and then later after the basics are in, or if it doesnt work as intended, build another floor on top.
potentially thick sand with tile set on top, in this way you could consider adding a hot water loop under the floor for some gentle heating of the floor. but all this on top of your earth floor, or in a pinch -a good rug.
but anywho your plan for the floor sounds good, adding in a lot more sand and gravel if you can score it.
seems like you are working out some good recipes, and just to throw out one potential idea is you might look into a way to do movable forms. i guess a bit like LSC in that it's a slipform, but more along the lines of making the bricks in place. and inch by inch building upward, where you keep moving the forms . do as few or dozen in a day, wait for mostly dry ish, and keep on keeping on. i have seen some neat examples of this...i will see if i can round you up some links.
when i did some building with hempcrete, which yeah is very similar to what you are doing, we were doing bricks with a mortar matrix, which is good way to go.
John C Daley wrote:Will you be running tie rods inside the wall at the rear to hold the roof down?
thomas rubino wrote:Hey Pete; Looking good, your going to love Matt's stove design!
Don't forget, 3.5 hrs to stove chat!
Peter Sedgwick wrote:My question is how much is enough gravel? I’ve read that we should have 6”/15cm under an earthen floor. Is this accurate?