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GSBN:Re: Half lime, half cement plaster mix
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- Subject: GSBN:Re: Half lime, half cement plaster mix
- From: Derek Roff derek@...
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 16:17:08 -1000
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Cadmon Whitty, an active SB builder in New Mexico for the last decade plus,
uses lots of straw mixed with his Portland cement based plasters. He
reports excellent results. I endorse the answer Matts gave.
I am assuming that the original questioners are aware that they must add an
appropriate quantity of sand to the above ratio of lime and cement.
--On Tuesday, June 28, 2005 7:07 PM -0400 MattsMyhrman@...:
Also, they asked the same question about adding chopped straw to their
mix, in order to get a rustic texture. I told them that I had only used
chopped straw in mud plasters and in mud/lime plasters, but that I
thought that it would also work fine in the half lime/half cement mix,
assuming that they didn't add so much that it significantly weakened the
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