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GSBN:1:1:6, Lime:Cement: Sand, okey dokey in Capitola
Thanks to all of you who replied to my query. Typically, it turned out to
be a simple miscommunication. I told the general contractor 1part lime:1
part cement:6 parts sand and she told the plaster sub, 1 bag of lime, 1 bag
of cement and 6 shovels of sand. When I talked directly to the plaster sub
we had it worked out in a few minutes.
He'll be using 1 bag of lime (hydrated, type S): 1 bag of cement and 36-40
shovel of sand. A bag is approximately 6+ shovels (add that to conversion
tables). Now if I can only find some nuns...
For all those who mentioned earth - I too prefer earth plaster inside and
out, but because of the budget, the schedule, the weather here (rainy) and
a lack of contractors who can work with earth plasters, we're using the
lime/cement/sand mix on the exterior.
I'm doing all the interior earth plastering (4 plus rooms of earth over
straw-bale and over sheet rock ). Nice to get out of the office, but I'm a
little sore... I'll have about 40 work party volunteers over the weekend to
focus on the straw-bale walls. Using a 1/2" screened local clean fill-dirt,
the mix is 1 part water: 4 parts clean fill: 2 parts sand and 3 parts
Thanks again, it's nice to know there's a knowledgeable community out there,