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-> Re: GSBN:Plastic Bottle walls possible for Australia
     by kim thompson shipharbour@...


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Date: 7 Aug 2006 23:16:50 -0700
From: kim thompson shipharbour@...
Subject: Re: GSBN:Plastic Bottle walls possible for Australia

Hola  Rikki,

I too would love to access the bottle information. Is there a place  
that it can be posted in order to simplify sending many places.
Thanks for the many resources you have been sharing with the list.

Best,

kim

On 7-Aug-06, at 5:24 PM, Brian Hodge - Anvill wrote:

> Hi Rikki,
> I would be extremely interested to receive the info on the plastic
> bottles. My email is brian@...my physical address is
> PO Box 419
> Heathcote
> Victoria
> Australia
> 3523
>
> I look forward to the information arriving.
>
> Kind regards
> Brian Hodge
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: GSBN [<a  target="_blank" href="mailto:GSBN@...";>mailto:GSBN@...] On Behalf Of Rikki
> Nitzkin
> Sent: Saturday, 5 August 2006 2:50 AM
> To: 'GSBN'
> 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.
>
> Rikki Nitzkin
> Aulas, Lleida, Espana
> rikkinitzkin@...
> (0034)657 33 51 62
> www.casasdepaja.com (Red de Construccion 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
>>
> think
>
>> that
>> a cement lime render would be best if it was feesable. Does anyone
>>
> have
>
>> any
>> suggestions? They have plenty of labour available. One of the kee
>> requirements is that they build themselves, as this will help with
>>
> social
>
>> issues with the you people, as they do something worthwhile that they
>>
> can
>
>> be
>> proud of.
>>
>> I look forward to any suggestions.
>>
>> Regards
>> Brian Hodge
>>
>> MattsMyhrman@...:
>>
>>
>>> 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
>>>
>> warehouse
>>
>>> to store more leather bales.   As for insulative value, although an
>>>
>> unlined
>>
>>> leather jacket is effective as a windbreaker, is the leather itself
>>>
> very
>
>>> 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;
>>>>
>> if
>>
>>>> animal skin has to be used in building, as it was done (and still
>>>> is,
>>>>
>> some
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> places) by Laps, Inuit, or Mongols , the material is efficent as
>>>>
>> insulator
>>
>>>> in vertical layers, like our good old leather jackets. but who
>>>> wants
>>>>
>> BALED
>>
>>>> leather? heavy, costly, akward, not very proper indeed.  Maybe the
>>>>
>> baled
>>
>>>> leather mentioned in Brazil is from waste cuts, pieces too narrow
>>>> or
>>>>
>> with
>>
>>>> holes and faults on the skin?  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@...;
>>>>
>> strawbale@...
>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>> by
>>
>>>> German shoemakers over a hundred years ago, and still is a center
>>>> for
>>>>
>> shoe
>>
>>>> manufacturing.  The leather is baled, and currently is warehoused.
>>>>
>
>
>>>> It
>>>>
>> is a
>>
>>>> bit of a hazard, since it releases toxins if it gets wet or
>>>>
>> burns.  They
>>
>>>> were inquiring if it could be used for building projects?  What do
>>>> you
>>>>
>> all
>>
>>>> think?
>>>>
>>>> John
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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