How To Make Papercrete Blocks For Your Construction Needs

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6.  Drive slowly- 5-10 mph for one mile.  The mixer will chop up the paper into a pulp and mix it with the water and cement.

7.  Empty the slurry into the molds.  If you got the mix right you should be able to open the drain, fill some blocks, close it, pull forwards a bit, repeat.  If the papercrete is too thick there’s some shoveling in your near future.  Sometimes I use a plunger to force it through too.  I get about 45 blocks per batch.

8.  Remove the molds.  I do this right away.  I want as much air flow as possible.

9.  Wait a few days for the blocks to dry.

10.  Stack the blocks under cover to dry further.  I like to wait a couple weeks before using them.

11.  Do it again and again until you have several pallets stacked with bricks and your year’s supply of paper trash is gone.  That’s 10-15 batches for me.  I usually have to go to the recycling center to pick up more paper to boot.

Now go make something cool and send us a picture.

Next time:  building with papercrete blocks.

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