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Rammed earth tyre walls.

Post: #248606 MidnightFarm
Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:06 am

This one is short and sweet. Does anyone have any experience, knowledge, or hints about building rammed earth tyre walls?

We are seriously contemplating this for our self build, we plan to experiment with a workshop first to master the technique and learn how to problem solve the corners, doorways and windows.

We would love to hear of your experience or ideas.

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Re: Rammed earth tyre walls.

Post: #248621 Davie Crockett
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:02 pm

Have a look here for some great ideas: http://earthship.com/

Or a Bristol based outfit: http://bristolgreenhouse.co.uk/tyrewalls.html
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Post: #248626 John Headstrong
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:33 pm

there are some good videos of tyre filling on youtube, one of them I saw ages ago and can't find now used 3 rows of earth filled tyres and then placed straw bales on top of them, nice looking building.

watch has many has you can before you start work.

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Post: #248631 Green Aura
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:35 pm

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Post: #253202 doofaloofa
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:10 am

I am also contemplating a tyre wall for a barn

Since I mentioned it to the owner of the local tyre centre I have gained a new best friend! FREE DELIVERY :thumbright:

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Post: #253283 mamos
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:52 am

I love the concept of Earthships and their self contained systems. The only things that worry me are the amount of physical work involved to pound that many tyres. I think I would have a go and see how hard it is to pound say 10 tyres in a day before I embarked on a major project.

The other problem I have heard with tyre walls is 'off-gassing' but I don't know how much of a problem this would be once the tyres are buried and rendered.

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Re: Rammed earth tyre walls.

Post: #255115 doofaloofa
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:24 pm

Does anyone have hard info on toxic leaching with regards tyre retaining wall is growing area?
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Post: #256291 tim_n
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:56 pm

Tyres aren't recommended for growing food in anymore. They do leach but not a problem for humans etc.

Earthbag walls seem to be easier. I've tried filling tyres before. It's not easy.
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Post: #256307 doofaloofa
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:27 pm

Thanks Tim
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Re: Rammed earth tyre walls.

Post: #259343 alun
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:55 pm

I've been building a tyre wall as a retaining wall in my back garden. The link on my thoughts, and links to other projects are here
http://inglepingle.co.uk/2012/03/earth- ... -thoughts/

Hope that helps. Reply here or give me an email if you have questions and I can help out with more information.
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Post: #275510 doofaloofa
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:41 am

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Post: #275890 Skippy
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:31 pm

You've let yourself go a bit doofa :lol:


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Post: #275894 doofaloofa
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:48 pm

A minuit on the lips, my friend!
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Post: #275895 Skippy
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:55 pm

What , edible snails?


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