updated photo’s of project in Belize http://www.flickr.com/photos/79202184@N05/?uploaded=2&magic_cookie=02858252414d0d94e4c1271ba1e989b6
Tamping the wall surface before the bags dry too much will reduce plaster work and create a smoother wall. Light tamping is all that’s needed. It’s good to have the recesses to help the plaster bond.
i am in ambergris caye on the logoon side ,by the bar legends up north,across the lagoon like half mile east
you people where are you ? can i visit your site?hugs
Omar I am in Corazal
At 9:45 it looks like some of the bags are not placed like bricks with propper offset. Check the right corner of the video.
i want to meet you guys i want to make a round house in san pedro ambergris caye.my sand bags will have sand lime and salt water.i need your advice.and look for the building permit here!omar alfredo barreto (fb)
Salt water is generally not recommended for mixing with cement or lime.
hello ,but the rocks formes here in the lagoon are made from the mud and salt water .if this get hard can i doit?
Where on the island is this project? Double bagging and Bag placement and plumbness could be the key to stability, I would also recommend larger bags several courses up as a stemwall.
i am thinking about tires full of gravel for basement ,big tires like 2 feet wide 2 rodsand then the bags if the test of endurance work
i dont have fresh water here .the indian mason told me and i trust him he is a franc mason also
he say that the mayans used the salt water in 90 per cent and lime the rest .lets make the tests!if not i gonna find an alternative to buid my dreamed house
i have the problem to get the building permit i am working on it.the site is in a bay front to legends bar looking to the west half mile
(in the other message i sayd east sorry)
salt water 90%sand from little shells and 10%lime
Very interesting. Do some tests and let us know how it turns out.
Can´t wait to see how this project is going especially since I´ve lived in Central America for a number of years.
30′ diameter roundhouses are one of the most popular shapes and sizes.
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