Monthly Archives: February 2016

Roofing

A lovely stretch of not-raining weather, longer days and a looming deadline has meant that we are putting a lot of hours in lately. After a fair amount of head scratching and cross-eyed 3D imagination exercising, we figured out that … Continue reading

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How To Slake Quicklime

I did a lot of online research before I started this process, but I still felt a little unprepared when I poured the first batch in the bathtub. I’d have liked to have a blow-by-blow how-to with videos to get … Continue reading

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Craig’s Back! and Slaking Lime

Handily, Craig was between flats this week, so he came back down here to hang out. We made very good use of him getting from half-raftered to fully raftered. Sarah-May also came for a bit and helped out with roofing, … Continue reading

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Exciting Quicklime Slaking Opportunity

Turns out you can save quite a lot of money by making your own render. But you have to start with quicklime, a volatile substance which reacts with water to make lime putty, which then needs to mature for three … Continue reading

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