[GSBN] Home made mortar mixer?

john rehorn rehorn at frontier.net
Wed Jun 24 07:59:19 CDT 2015


I couldn't find it on a quick search, but for awhile, it was all the rage to make one using an old car or truck transaxle.  You point the shaft up and weld a mixing blade to it, putting it inside a round watering trough.  With a towing hitch welded to it, you then hook it up to your truck, put all the ingredients in it and then pull it around the block a few times.  Voila, you've got plaster.

John
On Jun 24, 2015, at 6:26 AM, douglas nichols wrote:

> 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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