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Another building system for below ground structures... Zip Blox

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DKR, May 5, 2019.


  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Think - adult sized Lego blocks.


     
  2. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    looks a lot like the arch building system used as far back as ancient Rome?
     
  3. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Yes, but can assembled with a very small (4 man) crew.
     
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  4. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    and a lot of equipment like a big truck?
     
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  5. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Pretty trick, very like Roman arches, but I wonder a few things.
    -What do the front and back walls look like?
    -The vid sorta shows the first course laid directly on dirt. Did I miss seeing some footings?
    -How was waterproofing accomplished?
    (The truck mounted falsework was a pretty good engineering trick.)
     
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  6. natshare

    natshare Monkey+++

    IDK, I just kept watching, and thinking, "He's got that backhoe WAY too close to the edge of that hole! :eek::rolleyes:

    Interesting construction, though. (y)
     
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  7. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I bet that could be done with foam blocks cheaper and easier and more insulation value .
     
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