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[Cob] Using discarded carpetPatrick Newberry PNewberry at HFHI.org
Wed Aug 25 07:24:46 PDT 2004
I've used discarded carpet for a variety of projects. Some successful, some not. I've tried with some roof applications but at least partially due to design (not enough slope), it ran into problems after a few years with leaks. I've used and seen it used on walls. I nailed then plastered in place with cement. Some other folks layed it flat and then plastered, let it dry and used it like plywood. I'd still recommend some overhang, if possible. I've also used in under cement floors with a layer of plastic, then the carpert, then the cement in order to make cement floors but using a minimum of cement. This works quite well. Not tried any natural plasters. Some carpets can be hard to plaster since some are coated with something to resist stains and such. But generally on old carpet, this has long since worn off. Pat www.gypsyfarm.com -----Original Message----- From: Luanna Dycus [mailto:lcdycus at yahoo.com] Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 9:45 PM To: coblist at deatech.com Subject: [Cob] Using discarded carpet I like the idea of using old carpet for other things. In looking over different wattle and daub and plastering ideas, I have seen ideas using burlap and reed mats. Could it be possible to use carpet soaked or heavily coated in lime-clay or other plaster? What about making wall board of it using cement, then plastering with earthen plaster? I could see a spray on application as well. If anyone is or has experimented with this, could you let me know. I plan to try this very soon. Could it be used in a tube for concrete piers? Time to do some dumster diving! Luanna __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Address AutoComplete - You start. We finish. http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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