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RE: GSBN:Plastic Bottle walls possible for Australia
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- Subject: RE: GSBN:Plastic Bottle walls possible for Australia
- From: "Brian Hodge - Anvill" brian@...
- Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 06:24:14 +1000
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I would be extremely interested to receive the info on the plastic
bottles. My email is brian@...my physical address is
PO Box 419
I look forward to the information arriving.
From: GSBN [<a target="_blank" href="mailto:GSBN@...">mailto:GSBN@...] On Behalf Of Rikki
Sent: Saturday, 5 August 2006 2:50 AM
Subject: RE: GSBN:Leather Bales--Plastic Bottle walls
I have seen a technique (used in Central America) about building with
Filled (not baled) 2liter coca-cola bottles mortared together with
clay...I can send on a short video and drawings of the technique if
someone wants...just tell me where to send it.
Aul?s, Lleida, Espa?a
(0034)657 33 51 62
www.casasdepaja.com (Red de Construcci?n con Balas de Paja)
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: GSBN [<a target="_blank" href="mailto:GSBN@...">mailto:GSBN@...] En nombre de brian
> Enviado el: martes, 01 de agosto de 2006 12:43
> Para: GSBN
> Asunto: Re: GSBN:Leather Bales
> Hi to all,
> I am unsure of the outcome of leather in bales, but it did prompt a
> question on my part. I have been contacted by an Aboriginal elder
> wanting to build homes for his people in Broome Australia. The
> humidity is high. Too high for
> Straw bale. I would be interested to hear if anyone has baled plastic
> bottles for building, as there is an abundance available. I would
> a cement lime render would be best if it was feesable. Does anyone
> suggestions? They have plenty of labour available. One of the kee
> requirements is that they build themselves, as this will help with
> issues with the you people, as they do something worthwhile that they
> proud of.
> I look forward to any suggestions.
> Brian Hodge
> > Since failure in bale buildings often relates to the bales getting
> > wet, wouldn't it be ill-advised to build with bales of a material
> > that
> "releases toxins
> > if it gets wet or burns"? Although it might be OK for building a
> > to store more leather bales. As for insulative value, although an
> > leather jacket is effective as a windbreaker, is the leather itself
> > insulative? Keep us informed, John.
> > In a message dated 7/31/06 1:31:40 PM, lorobles55@...
> > writes:
> >> Hello
> >> Leather is certainly baled in a quiet different way than straw or
> >> hay;
> >> animal skin has to be used in building, as it was done (and still
> >> is,
> >> places) by Laps, Inuit, or Mongols , the material is efficent as
> >> in vertical layers, like our good old leather jackets. but who
> >> wants
> >> leather? heavy, costly, akward, not very proper indeed.Ê Maybe the
> >> leather mentioned in Brazil is from waste cuts, pieces too narrow
> >> or
> >> holes and faults on the skin?Ê But even then, I just cant think of
> >> it
> as a
> >> great building material.
> >> Other opinions?
> >> Lorenzo
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "John Swearingen" jswearingen@...
> >> To: "'GSBN'" GSBN@...;
> >> Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 7:50 PM
> >> Subject: GSBN:Leather Bales
> >> Hi.
> >> I have friends down in the south of Brazil, in an area that was
> >> settled
> >> German shoemakers over a hundred years ago, and still is a center
> >> for
> >> manufacturing.Ê The leather is baled, and currently is warehoused.Ê
> >> It
> is a
> >> bit of a hazard, since it releases toxins if it gets wet or
> burns.Ê They
> >> were inquiring if it could be used for building projects?Ê What do
> >> you
> >> think?
> >> John
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