Re: Introduction - Brand new to list



Actually the dome was the foam interior and concrete type exterior...Ants
can get into the tineist places though. A small crack here a small crack
there. I still don't see why AMDRO wouldn't /didn't get  em.

----- Original Message -----
From: HeyJim <HeyJim at TheMadScientist dot net>
To: <domesteading at sculptors dot com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: Introduction - Brand new to list


> Brian,
>
> I don't know what the foaming agent is, but the finished concrete, if cut,
> looks a bit like a heavy loaf of bread. Lots of tiny air bubbles in the
> concrete. It's less than half the weight of standard concrete, and if a
> steel mesh is used as reinforcement, it's just as strong as rebar
> reinforced concrete. I plan on sealing it on the exterior and interior,
for
> it's insulative properties. I think John was talking about concrete with
> expanded polystyrene panels on the outside and inside. Or maybe
polystyrene
> beads were mixed into the concrete. Is that right, John?
>
> Jim.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Rich" <science at west dot net>
> To: <domesteading at sculptors dot com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 7:31 AM
> Subject: Re: Introduction - Brand new to list
>
>
> : What is foamed concrete? A search yields lots of sites that
> : mention a "foaming agent" etc, but it all sounds like some
> : kind of top-secret! Does anyone know what the foaming agent
> : is? Can the foamer be built or rented inexpensively? Can the
> : foam substance be formulated oneself, or is the formula
> : available? Is it runway foam?
> :
> : HeyJim wrote:
> : >
> : > Ants got all the way through foamed concrete? Or are you talking about
> : > expanded polystyrene foam? I didn't think they could get through the
> : > concrete. I'd like to know for sure before I continue with this
plan...
> : >
> : > Jim.
> : >
> : > ----- Original Message -----
> : > From: "JEJ" <newageco at dbtech dot net>
> : > To: <domesteading at sculptors dot com>
> : > Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 4:27 PM
> : > Subject: Re: Introduction - Brand new to list
> : >
> : > : Beware the foam type if you have a large chance of fire ant
> infestations
> : > in
> : > : the area. These little devils LOVE to build their permanent homes in
> the
> : > : foam walls and drop into your living area at unexpected times and
> : > : places....Had a customer with this problem and no pest control
method
> : > could
> : > : get rid of em..... To be continued...John Johnson New Age
> Construction
> : > Co.
> : > :
> : > : ----- Original Message -----
> : > : From: Brian Rich <science at west dot net>
> : > : To: <domesteading at sculptors dot com>
> : > : Sent: Monday, July 02, 2001 12:24 AM
> : > : Subject: Re: Introduction - Brand new to list
> : > :
> : > :
> : > : > That sounds great! I'll check it out. I like the foamed
> construction
> : > : > idea too. It sounds strong and inexpensive. I'll have to find out
> about
> : > : > that!
> : > : > -Brian
> : > : > -Unschoolers unite! In domes!
> : > : >
> : > : > HeyJim wrote:
> : > : > >
> : > : > > It's just a bunch of unschoolers who got together and found an
> ISP
> : > : willing
> : > : > > to host the list for them. There isn't even a website. We
> unschool,
> : > so
> : > : the
> : > : > > list is really just about our lives, and how we and our children
> : > learn
> : > : from
> : > : > > them.
> : > : > >
> : > : > > Jim.
> : > : > >
> : > : > > ----- Original Message -----
> : > : > > From: "Christine Weiss" <bewise at hypertech dot net>
> : > : > > To: <domesteading at sculptors dot com>
> : > : > > Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 4:05 PM
> : > : > > Subject: Re: Introduction - Brand new to list
> : > : > >
> : > : > > : Say... I've snooped this list for a while and learned a great
> deal
> : > : from
> : > : > > it.
> : > : > > : (Thanks!) We're planning on building a domehome sometime
> between
> : > now
> : > : and
> : > : > > : next Spring. But, as the homeschooling mom and dad to 4
> children
> : > (ages
> : > : 14
> : > : > > to
> : > : > > : almost 8), what really peaked my attention was your reference
> to
> : > the
> : > : > > : "unschooling" list.
> : > : > > :
> : > : > > : Can you tell me more about it, like who sponsors it and what
> : > Website
> : > : is
> : > : > > it
> : > : > > : connected with??? And, if you wanna learn more about me and
> mine,
> : > feel
> : > : > > free
> : > : > > : to visit our family homepage
> : > http://www.geocities.com/sassafraswilds/
> : > : or
> : > : > > : have a look at the Ozark-centric e-zine I edit and co-own,
> : > : > > : http://www.gozarks.com
> : > : > > :
> : > : > > : Again, many thanks!!!
> : > : > > :
> : > : > > : :-)
> : > : > > :
> : > : > > : Christine
> : > : >
> : > : > --
> : > : > -----------------------------
> : > : > Brian Wesley Rich
> : > : > Santa Barbara Science
> : > : > http://www.west.net/~science/
> : > : >
> : > : >
> : > : >
> : > :
> : > :
> :
> : --
> : --------------------------------------
> : Brian Wesley Rich
> : Santa Barbara Science
> : http://www.west.net/~science/index.htm
> :
> :
>
>
>




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