[Strawbale] 1)vaults, domes, and 2)round houses, 3)waterproofing bathrooms
rnitzkin at hotmail...
Mon Nov 28 14:19:19 CET 2005
1)I don´t want to be a bother, but a Vault is not the same as Dome.
2)But since we are one the subject of curves . . . I wanted to know if
anyone knows what the Minimum diameter for a loadbearing round house with a
reciprocal roof is? And a Maximum?
3)Here´s my home-made advice on waterproofing bathrooms: I also
contemplated tadelakt but decided that if I didn´t have someone to show me,
it was too complicated. So I plastered my wall with clay as flat as I
could, then I glued the tiles to them with normal silicon (not very eco, but
it stuck good!, I tried Frank Thomas´s caesin/lime glue but it came out too
thin). Since the silicon is a bit thick it made it possible to adjust to
the small difference of my mostly, but not perfectly, flat wall. I then
filled in with normal, water-proof joint filler. And that´s it. Its only
been finished 3 months, but so far no problems. My theory is that since I
live alone, it is very unusual that I take more that two showers a day, so
the acumulated humidity (my bathroom is well ventilated) is minimal, and
what I have done is enough for the amount of water that splashes on the
wall. If you don´t want to tile, you could paint a clay plaster with
several layers of oil (new experiments in spain show that vegtable oil works
just as well as linseed . . .I hope its true, because it cost less and is
more transparent!) like they do for clay floors. This is not entirely
waterproof, but can handle the amount of water for a shower. I wouldn´t
recomend these techniques in a public shower to be used all day long every
day, but for a home I think it is enough. . . .
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