Papercrete?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by attimus, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just looking for anyone with a bit of experience with it. About to start a big project and thought it sounded like a good idea.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I've played with it a bit....what's the project?
    Something for chicken coops?
     
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  3. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh nice. Planned for the pond. Curious about ratios and mixing methods for consistency. And it viability with holding water.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Like a duck pond?

    Papercrete for a water holding vessel?...I wouldn't recommend it.

    It's been so long since I played with it for an artsy project,
    maybe there are papercrete products out there that would hold water,
    but I doubt it.

    Might want to ask in the BYC Hobbies forum or find a papercrete forum online somewhere.
     
  5. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks. I've done a little looking into it but nothing substantial. Some people have mentioned using a billboard tarp as an alternative to concrete. I'm not sure what I plan on doing yet.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I read that papercrete soaks up water like a sponge. Not water-resistant.
     
  7. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    I came a cross some info about that but I guess I wanted to here it from the horses mouth so to speak
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Check out pond liners? I think people use them a lot to make fish ponds on the cheap (er). Not sure about ducks though if that is who it is for. You would want to be able to drain it somehow I suppose??
     
  9. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have plans drawn up that include drainage also wanted to look into windmill pumps for natural water flow. The plans are quite large for liners. And I want to grow plants around and or in so the billboard idea doesn't seem ideal. Would also like to add fish at some point. I use my current waterfall pump turned around on my garden to empty my existing pond.
     
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