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Old 12-21-2016, 06:53 PM
raspero raspero is offline
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Location: Huatulco, Mexico
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Re: adobe for sculpting

I had an adobe house for years. What Andrew says is right on. You need long overhangs on the roof, and you paint on a sealer at least once a year. I used an acrylic sealer. Out in the sticks they use burro shit and water.

The guys who made the bricks used a clay/sand mix, basically the same thing they use for fired brick.

We have been building some schoolhouses here using something we call Eco-block. It's dirt and cement mixed with a bit of water and rammed in a press. It seems to be pretty weather resistant.

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