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[Cob] Super adobe: a cloth sack- not cementDirtcheapbuilder-Charmaine tms at northcoast.com
Fri Nov 16 23:33:32 PST 2007
Thanks for commenting about use of the terms “super adobe” and “6% portland cement”. I should have capitalized or quotized “Super Adobe”. The reason I used the term is when I was on a job site in California run by a person that claimed to have worked for calearth.org's Nader Khalili I believe it is nothing to do with any cement additive at all, but the fact that dirt is quickly bagged in a sack... which looks like an adobe brick shape I don't think everyone who puts dirt in a sack uses cement, some use hydrated lime as a binding agent, other ingredients might be used... or just sifted ( not too rocky) dirt into a sack. ( or the rocks are used in a couple foundation layers if flooding is possible. The point of the word "super" is the immediate nature of creating a building of "adobe" dirt by just filling sacks and stacking a wall. Nader Khalili has a 30 minute video with a "universal language [none. just music] showing several people building an emergency bee hive shape hut, using just dirt, the sack, and a brick for tamping the sacks into shape. oh yea a 2 pound coffee can to dump dirt into sacks, and maybe a shovel. The simplicity is obvious... but watching those people use a full size red brick over and over was horrendous. I'd at least have choose a broken brick, of some other "rubble tool" to tamp with. Charmaine Taylor Publishing STOREWIDE SALE on Books & Videos www.dirtcheapbuilder.com Tel: 1-707-441-1632 PST Eureka, Calif.
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