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#1 Reverend Blair OFFLINE  

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 01:30 PM

A friend of mine has asked me to give him a hand putting together a rammed-earth building this summer. My friend is building a two room cottage, but apparently he got the idea from some show he saw where Randy Bachman from the Guess Who built his mansion this way.

I said yes, of course. There are a couple things I know about my friend. The first is that there's a 50/50 chance it will never happen...he's been known to change his mind. The second is that if it does happen, he'll be really well-organized and know exactly what he's doing. He'll have charts and plans and the preferred beer of each of us helpers. It will be run like a scientific experiment. Physicists are like that, I guess.

I know nothing about buildings like this though. I assume they're cheap to build, being made out of dirt. I'm pretty sure I'll get some tractor time.

Anybody know anything about this kind of construction? I hate showing up and not understanding what I'm doing.

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 01:54 PM

Check here
Rammed earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Posted January 07, 2011 - 02:58 PM

Yay! I'll get to build forms. Also, it looks like there'll be a fair bit or tractorin' involved.

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 03:03 PM

If you have a FEL and a dump cart I would definitely volunteer those.

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Posted January 07, 2011 - 05:57 PM

If you have a FEL and a dump cart I would definitely volunteer those.


Yup. My friend knows that I come with tools and equipment, not to mention camping gear and a wife who isn't afraid to help out. I guess if I get a new trailer I'll have to get a hitch but on the back so I can tow the tent trailer with it.




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