@thoughtdrops i''m going the dome around the pool route. for 2 reasons. one aircrete like concrete is NOT water proof so just like my concrete pool i would have the same issues will painting it and such. and 2 a dome will keep the bugs, leaves, sun (alge) and cold out.
Posts made by Traveler004
RE: Pools with aircrete
RE: Women Builders
@noni Hi noni, Do you know what kind of clay you are sitting on??? You are so lucky. You can build a rocket mass heater with the clay as well as everything else you might need from pizza ovens to cups!! I have ZERO clay here and literally take short car trips to gather it from other places. :(
RE: Women Builders
I'm a woman builder... although i have to admit this is the first time I thought of myself in that way which is odd given the ratio gender of builders is HIGHLY skewed. My second thought was that everything is light and manageable given the right leverage and tools. To say that any material that is light is better for woman who are (on average) less strong than the men, is leaving out the tools. After all men can not carry Ibeams yet they use them to build.
And to drive this point home, I have to tell you the 3 strapping young men who came to install concrete anchors needed my help removing one because all 3 of these muscle heads couldn't get it out. After watching them struggle for 30 mins, I grabbed a crow bar and a 2x4 and ripped it our in front them.
Basically ALL humans are too weak to build their own homes; that is why we use tools.
I think we need more woman builders because woman tend to think differently and in particular tend not to rely on strength as the only factor.
pouring floor: in sections? Dry sticking to wet?
I'm planning to pour an aircrete floor and looking for advice from those that came before me. I'm not going to have a big concrete mixing truck so I'm going to have to do it batches. Wondering if this creates a problem. The last pour might be 2 days after the first pour.
My first thought is to pour into 5x5 foot slabs using thin steal as the "walls" to kinda make a mold. Then just leave the steal in the floor to not have any air gaps.
Questions: How well does newly poured wet aircrete stick to dried aircrete?, and totally 10 day cured?
Anyone have any issues with aircrete and steal studs not working well together?
Anyone use a electric barrel concrete mixer instead of the hand held paint type mixer? (that seems to dominate the youtube videos but makes my arms hurt just watching it.)