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deadcarp    Posted 01-14-2004 at 09:56:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
i think it's wonderful stuff, and with spring coming and a hungry mixer in the shed, i'm thinking about projects again. okay you soak old newspapers, blend them, add cement and smear it around like stucco. but how does that stuff stand up to freezing, can it be layed in cold weather and how do you seal it?

cowlady    Posted 01-14-2004 at 11:03:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good Question. We did this in our root cellar in Michigan. But we smeared it on from the inside. Spread the goop and layed up blue foam insulation around the foundation, which was rocks, on the interior side and put on another layer of the paper mixture. Honestly, don't know how husband got it to "stick", and we didn't seal it. But it kept the wind from blowing in. Then in spring, we re-mortared the rocks from the outside. Sold the house, and never got a call or complaint about frozen pipes.

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