Sunday, June 10, 2012

The final panel

The last bit of rammed earth in my immediate future is the infill panel in the doorway. This one is a little bit more of a challenge technically, because I have to incorporate a steel lintel and build a form structure in the doorway upon which to ram the panel.

This is what I’m planning:

This is a frame construction using 140x45 structural pine, supporting a heavily braced form ply sheet upon which I’ll ram the earth panel. I’ll use my existing form panels, bolted through the frame and over the top of the existing wall.

With any luck I can get this all done tomorrow, so I’ll be heading back up to the site tonight in order to make another (bleh) early start…

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