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Old 06-24-2013, 04:01 PM
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Keith - I used chicken wire and it worked fine. It held the vermicrete until it set. Once that is in place the subsequent layers are easy/easier. I assume you are buillding an igloo.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:30 PM
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That sure is an interesting flue!! It doesn't stop the airflow too much?

Wait a minute - is that blue sky I see in the background? I thought you didn't get any of that over there!

Very nice fast progress you have been making!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:04 AM
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Hi yes building an igloo but no vermi going on. Stucco next straight over blanket.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:21 AM
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I'd strongly suggest putting just a thin layer of vermicrete over your blanked before stucco-ing, even if you don't need it for insulation. I did stucco right over the blanket and found it to be a huge pain. Your blanket will be lumpy in places where the layers overlap, and stucco is a pretty terrible material to smooth those out. You'll get a better finish with a vcrete layer first. 'Course, you'll probably get a better finish than me anyway, because I am pretty lousy with stucco!
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:57 PM
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hi rsandler, just read your message, after cracking on tonight and meshing and stuccoing! tbh it wasn't too bad although i put quite alot of sharp sand in the mix which probably made it easier!!

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got the flags bedded on round the oven tonight too so all thats left now is the final stucco coat!
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:16 AM
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Glad it worked out for you! Clearly you are handier with stucco than I. Looks good.
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never put up a finished photo so i thought i better had!

i changed the single wall flue for a insulated flue and rendered her up, then when i was sure she was bone dry i covered in sikalastic which is basically a system we use at work on flat roofs its is a single component, cold-applied, moisture-triggered polyurethane membrane. It cures to form a seamless, durable and weather resistant waterproofing solution for exposed roof areas. its flexible to and has a service temperature of 90 degrees. do you guys over the pond have anything like this?
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