Rethink Your Life!
Finance, health, lifestyle, environment, philosophy
The Work of Art and The Art of Work
Kiko Denzer on Art
[Cob] mortar for rock walkAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 21 17:16:56 PDT 2004
Wow, a use for cut-off tire sidewalls! I've mostly used them to hold down tarps over the sand pile and loads of stuff that might fly out of my truck on the way home. I'm not being sarcastic. I'd LIKE to find uses for the things. What is the color? I've put a bunch of steps in, but with tires with one sidewall cut out. The Farbers recommend the idea. http://groups.msn.com/ap615/spring2003.msnw I need to put new pictures up. The steps work reasonably well, mostly recycle things that need recycling, but I wouldn't call them pretty, even when they've been in use for a year or so. (if you take both sidewalls off, you can shape them into something other than a mostly round blob. Might even make a better foundation that way for your COB house) Here's the farber's link. http://www.tirecrafting.com/ ................. Charmaine writes in response to Deborah: Deborah--You can use 1 parts hydrated lime to 6-8 parts soil raked up and spread the lime around the soil, mixing in with a hoe, lay in the rock and water lightly, tamp if possible. The lime will harden up the soil and stabilize the clay particles so it is not muddy, and will act as a soft mortar. you could also use the cut off ring from a tire as a form or permanent step circle, and fill the inside with loose pebbles, cast a cob stepstone, etc. here is one I made: http://www.northcoast.com/~tms/steptire.jpg > >What would be best to use that would last longer, hold the rocks in place >and NOT have concrete/cement in the mix. _________________________________________________________________ MSN Toolbar provides one-click access to Hotmail from any Web page FREE download! http://toolbar.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200413ave/direct/01/
Solar powered hosting (from our cob office building) provided by: DeaTech Research Inc. using Debian Linux based servers. We highly recommend, use, and provide support services for Debian Linux.
If you should have any problems with this page or website, please send email describing the problem(s) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified: Wednesday, 09-Dec-2009 17:35:36 PST
If you wish to be permanently blocked from ever being able to send email to this domain, send your SPAM messages to: email@example.com