Moving tons of earth manually is a major task. We are continuously re-inventing the wheel in this area.
To-date we carry buckets by hand to the bags. This is about to change pretty soon!
So this is the beginning of our materials handling division?
Buckets on the go? Moving from the mixer to bags on the wall.
Thank you mining industry for a wonderful experience… lol
theres a winch on a tree with a cable tied to another tree on the far side…
This system worked well for single handed dirt conveying. Easier than carrying the buckets.
As the building gets higher, more effort will be required to lift the buckets. We put the floor joists in at about 3 ft height and let them extend to the outside of the dome so it will serve as scaffolding support both inside and outside the building. It’s been engineered to allow the removal of the joists – with the exception of one or two, which can be sawn off later. The floor for the loft will also act as scaffolding and again some more at 16 ft. We intend keeping it in untill the adobe work is completed.
OK – so here’s some stuff going on here… beams extend outside for scaffolding use.
On the right, basic layout of beams. We did some mods to enable the removal later.
Notice wood oven, abit lean on the straw.. lol. Second coat.
On the left, the bags between these kitchen windows were concrete filled. Small area between windows.
The video shows basic use loading. As time goes by (line from “Color my world” by Chicago, 1970, but you know that don’t you?) we will put a portable mobile scaffold in side the dome.. Wait…