Repurposing tsuchikabe clay

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Re: Repurposing tsuchikabe clay

Postby poorsage » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:44 pm

I think if you want to fill cracks that develop around the edges, a thicker clay mix would be best. You would need to maybe brush some clay slip on to remoisten the edges, and also “roughen up” the existing edges so there is something to bind with. The old clay needs to be wet to aid binding with the new. Also, you’d need fibers in it to to stop cracking. Apply it with a putty knife rather than jerryrigging a caulking gun would be easier and more effective.

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Re: Repurposing tsuchikabe clay

Postby Tora » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:39 am

Poorsage,

Thanks. This is good information. But the caulking gun thing works really well when in some circumstances :D

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Re: Repurposing tsuchikabe clay

Postby Tora » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:01 am

Thanks for all the replies on this thread. Sorry I've neglected it. We started into the hot humid season when on should not be over exerting oneself so that's what I've been doing and suffering the consequences. Decided to slow things down a little and take things in small steps.

All signs from research and pros I've consulted point to the nakanuri material NOT being asbestos. Either way, I'm gonna suit up in my stylish Tavel suit and respirator with fashionable hot pink filters when I remove that outer layer. Used that same suit when removing the old Tiger Board ceiling tiles from the kitchen. Couldn't find the lot numbers to confirm it but a lot of that old fire resistant board had asbestos in it. Just worried the neighbors will see me in my fancy safety suit think I'm trying to start a cult or something.

I saved the better looking akatsuchi from one decrepit outbuilding i took down in rice bags and stored those in the shed. I'll use those for any repairs in the house. The rest is in a pile between two layers of plastic out back. Looks dry so far but there's bamboo trying to grow up through it!

Still gotta figure out what to do with another 4 tall walls of akatsuchi that's gonna come out of the separate kitchen building that's gonna get moved soon.

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Re: Repurposing tsuchikabe clay

Postby Zasso Nouka » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:46 am

Tora wrote:Just worried the neighbors will see me in my fancy safety suit think I'm trying to start a cult or something.


It's not just the neighbours, I'm sure there's some of us wanting to see such sartorial elegance :lol: :lol: :lol:

Best of luck with the work and hope you don't knacker yourself in the heat.

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Re: Repurposing tsuchikabe clay

Postby Tora » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:32 pm

Zasso Nouka wrote: I'm sure there's some of us wanting to see such sartorial elegance :lol: :lol: :lol:

Best of luck with the work and hope you don't knacker yourself in the heat.


Sorry but I Don't know how to post photos from fancy dancy high tech iPhoney thing. Many of my friends who saw how I looked thought I looked like a scientific type of member of a particular spiritual yoga group whose leader was unexpectedly executed this morning. Since I did this a week ago, I had a strange sense of irony or destiny or something lingering over my head all day.

I Was knackered last month from too much work and knackered last weekend from too much wine. Wonder what will get me next. Some fools just don't know when to quit....


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