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[Cob] cement mixer

Damon Howell dhowell at
Mon Aug 4 14:23:38 CDT 2008

I am going to try the cement mixer approach for mixing, since I feel  
like I'll never get finished before winter without some mechanized  
help. I tried the tiller and fourwheeler, but didn't have much luck  
with either. I started mixing by hand in the wheel barrow, which  
seems to take about the same amount of time as tarping, but the  
advantage is you don't have to use your back as much. The mix is a  
tad more wet than tarping, but nothing 30 minutes in the sun won't  
take care of. I saw a video on youtube of someone using a cement  
mixer. It appears to come out of the mixer too wet to build with  
right away, but allowing it to stiffen up before hand seems legit.   
It sure will slash the labor tremendously. Like I said, I will be  
trying it, so afterwards I will let everyone know how it turns out.  
I've heard it's not as good but it seems that if you let it stiffen  
before building, it would yield the same.