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the process of building something For questions specifically about the used materials use the [building-materials] tag.

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Cedar fence posts work about as well as pressure treated ones, 25 years or so. I think I would derate that somewhat due to constant circulation of water around them. Estimate of 15 years. Factors: …
answered Dec 29 '16 by Sherwood Botsford
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The problem is not the pipeline itself. Large pipelines are standard engineering. The disruption is fairly short term. The problem is that it would make a ready market for Canadian Oilsand oil to g …
answered Dec 3 '14 by Sherwood Botsford
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with ease. However this is true of conventional stick frame construction too. An alternative construction system is Logix, by Beaver Plastics. There are several other similar systems. In this sytem …
answered Jan 4 '15 by Sherwood Botsford
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In terms of sustainability concrete, glass, and polystyrene are not the way to go. The first two have very high embodied energy, the last is made from natural gas. In terms of DIY, look at Strawbale, …
answered Feb 18 '14 by Sherwood Botsford
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Look at rammed earth construction. While it uses cement it uses much less cement that a poured concrete wall. It's fairly fast, and reasonably resistant to rain erosion. If you have agricultural …
answered Aug 9 '18 by Sherwood Botsford