[GSBN] Home made mortar mixer?

douglas nichols douglasnichols at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 24 07:26:39 CDT 2015


Hey Chris
I was just thinking of this.  I don't have plans but one could use a small car or truck as the power for such a thing.  I was thinking along the lines of 55 gallon drum cut in half and the mixer shaft welded to an old wheel rim.  Because you could only jack the vehicle up so far height for dumping the mixed load might be an issue. 
Doug

> Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:52:19 -0400
> From: chris at endeavourcentre.org
> To: GSBN at sustainablesources.com
> Subject: [GSBN] Home made mortar mixer?
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> We had a student in our program last year who is an architect in 
> Ecuador. She is working on a straw bale house there now, and has asked 
> me if I have any plans for a mortar mixer that she could have fabricated 
> by a local welder. She needs something to mix large volumes of 
> clay/sand/straw mix.
> 
> If anybody has any suggestions, I'll forward them along to her.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Chris
> 
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> Chris Magwood
> Director, Endeavour Centre
> www.endeavourcentre.org
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