Saturday, May 5, 2007

Making Bricks

We will be using bricks to level the foundation of the dome. All of the material ( except concrete ) was found within 50 feet of where we made the mixture. We used :

* 10 parts sand/gravel
* 2.5 parts concrete
* water until desired texture

We then used an Egyptian sized brick mold ( 9" long, 3" high, 4.5" wide ) for the pour.
It takes about 24 hours for the bricks to dry. Over time, it gets stronger and stronger.

We will also be making some adobe bricks. Adobe is also abundant in these parts.

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