Category Archives: sustainable housing
We’ve started another website just for the plastic block topic. I’ll find a way to make a link on here that’s permanent for those who stumble on to this site looking for information on the blocks. http://www.recycledplasticblockhouses.com
These drawings are courtesy of Dr. Owen Geiger at www.GRISB.org These are drawings for making the block box press. We have photos and a material list in an earlier post below. Continue to read will take you to more drawings by … Continue reading
I took the truck to Pearson Stone and we weighed the front axle weight. 6,800 pounds. That means 3,400 pounds per front wheel weight. I went to the shop and put the front of the truck up on wood blocks. … Continue reading
We don’t have access to an academics lab to do testing on the blocks. So I did the next best thing… Click on the “more” for photos and more dialog..
After the camera fiasco the other day we finally found another camera. This after noon I made another block and feel we have the one we want now. It isn’t perfect and will still need some tweeking to make it … Continue reading
Builders Without Borders is proposing using baled rice straw for housing in Haiti. http://builderswithoutborders.org/HAITI/Haiti_Proposal.pdf http://builderswithoutborders.org/HAITI/BWB_HaitiStrawbaleH2.pdf Compare that to our plastic building blocks.
Before we bumped the table and the camera fell, fatal screw up on its part….
The bad news is the original press has some issues. One of the problems is the sides are vertical and that makes getting the block out of the press difficult. Another is it is difficult to remove the trash from … Continue reading
I’m not sure just how much pressure we’ll be using to compress the blocks. So I’m spending extra time reinforcing the far end. I would hate to be wrapped up in making a block and have the end fall off. … Continue reading