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Nylon Cement Roofs — 9 Comments

  1. Either the queen gives us a building lab with students or we course in Thailand shutting down farm from 50 acres to 3 ..for experimental purpose farming. Architecture big focus….

  2. Thank you so much for the link. I have been searching for photos of what I want to do. I am wondering about the dilution of the magnesium cement. I’m working with a basic recipe for the magnesium oxide, mono potassium phosphate and water with the ratio of 5: 4: 3.5 but wonder for dipping the cloth in the diluted combo should I double the water? In my experiments so far the more water the longer it takes to dry. Any advice would be much appreciated as deviating from the tried and try is proving to be expensive. Thanks again.

  3. I’m gathering the material to make my ceramicrete structure in n. cal. I bought 100 yards of material online that I thought was cotton based but it turns out to be nylon rip stop. I am worried that it will not bind to the ceramicrete as I have read that it does not bind to plastic. I am on a very tight budget and have to wait to order the phosphate until payday to run the experiment… what do you think… anyone use nylon dipped into diluted ceramicrete?

  4. From Michael Collins:

    I noticed you had a gap in the nylon cement roofs as I have had a great deal of experience with these roofs for example the roofs of the house I built in Todos Santos are good examples some how you mixed up those roofs with the cermicrete but no importa as they are made the same way and note that the ceramicrete roof is made the same way with fiber and nylon fishing net…..we added many improvements to the old Birdsail roofs with my young group of mexican architects we are working on carrying these systems way farther……the issue was the insulation of the roof……now we have gone through many types of insulation……..it is better to work up an article on this subject……with pictures and tech……Mike Collins

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