Solar Project: The Wilson House

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Plastering Straw Bale Walls
The first coat of plastered was applied the day before by Pete, Tina and the crew. Today the second coat was applied and then "sponged".

  April 21, 2001 - Pete trowels the only windows on the north side of the house..  
  April 21, 2001 - The inside walls get a second coat..  
  April 21, 2001 - Richard sets up scaffolding to do the second coat on the outside walls.  
  April 21, 2001 - Bill demonstrates a new invention, created by Peter Mack, a trowel that supplies a continuous stream of plaster pumped through a large hose attached. This new device worked very well at keeping the mess down as compared to the usual gun plastering technique..  
  April 21, 2001 - James picks out a few pieces of straw with pliers and fingers in order to prepare the outside wall for the second coat of plaster.  
  April 21, 2001 - Pete and Bill apply the second coat of plaster to the high part of the wall.  
  April 21, 2001 - Richard and Tina prepare the plaster in a mixer and pump combination..  
  April 21, 2001 - Brothers, Thomas and James, use a weed wacker to trim off the last few bits of straw.  
  April 21, 2001 - Close-up of Bill working hard with the new automatic plaster trowel.  
  April 21, 2001 - The newly plastered wall complete with sponge smoothing completed.  
  April 21, 2001 - Time to pack up the tools and reminisce about another straw bale project completed.  
  Copyright 2001 John Wilson