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Re: Low Cost Hand Dug Wells with Curved Bricks

Postby trishincyberspace » 29 Oct 2014 22:11

Do any of you experts have extensive experience with the concrete block-making? We are trying to make curved concrete blocks for the base of our well, but they are crumbling and not holding together. The sand particles are quite big but we don't have the choice of any other sand. Any suggestions? we tried a 1:2.5mix, and 1:5 mix so far, also varying the water content. The curved block mould is made from steel sheets

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