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RE: New build in Africa
Could the stucco and fabric be added to the form prior to pouring the Aircrete?
Quikrete suggested a product called re-cap resurfacer
RE: New build in Africa
@steadyonabix ICFs (insulated concrete forms) are similar. I'm questioning Aircrete's ability to bond well with metal.
YouTube has HoneyDo Carpenter building a shed, pouring Aircrete into a metal stud panels reinforced with hardware cloth. Worked for him.
My experience is the galvanized wire separated from the Aircrete. I'm trying to bond a durable surface on an Aircrete brick or as a paver.
RE: Aircrete finishing -
I see your point about the mesh, like paper on drywall.
A question please...
I bought APOC 482F polyester roofing reinforcement fabric to understand your process. How and why did Domegaia choose that product. I picked up the $13 roll of polyester landscape fabric (3'x25') and other than color - no difference.
I soaked pieces of both in non-shrink grout this weekend (a variety of other fabrics too) to compare. Burlap-crete recommended the grout.
I also am considering the EIFS mesh (Exterior insulation foam system)
Mixing in a bag?
Lowe's sells sand in 1/3 CU Yd (9-sq ft) bag.
The strap handles allow the forklift to hold it.
1/3 of a cubic yard is a little larger than a 55 gallon barrel. Would it hold the Aircrete slurry and foam mix?
I've seen a 77 gallon barrel, after that I'm thinking about something like a stick tank from the farm store. Cutting a fuel drum off might be an option, so I can mix up to five bags. I see YouTube from Asia with a 'transmission' or pan mixer operated by a very efficient team. I'm alone until my business explodes!!
I've seen really sexy continuous mixers like this sleek Italian model
I remember a post from a 67 year old man thinking the same. The Italian machine and American competitors make machines to mix floor leveler or wall plaster. Nothing with Aircrete.
What I see with Aircrete is blasting out of a hose as land fill or bubbling out of a pipe. That hose is often connecting a ready-mix truck to a huge foam machine. The foam is easy to produce, see those fire suppression systems.
RE: Has anyone tried to pour an entire greenhouse with aircrete?
@SolarGeo it would be kinda dark...
Harbor freight cement mixer warning -- the
The 3-1/2 cu ft cement mixer harbor freight is solidly built, but only holds 26 gallons - sitting straight up.
It's too small for the volume I need to produce. I could mix 1/3 of a Domegaia batch. Or the mixer could mix the slurry and be transferred to a barrel for adding foam.
ICFs (insulated concrete forms) are hollow blocks, assembled like Legos, reinforced with rebar and filled with grout.
Here are a few commercial varieties:
Here is something similar being poured:
These are code approved. I'm curious if a dome could be created using ICFs with the rebar and filled with Aircrete?