Pacific Ring Weave

(bill mapezzi) #66

imageHere this it, I found your other thread. This one LOOKS much quicker to assemble than the weave…Plus you can get rid of all the sidewalls and tires too small to link by just passing the “tire chain” through them. These were too hard to form, or just uglier than hell?

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(.) #69

A tire cut in half, and the half cut in half, so quoter rings linked together.
This picture is of two whole tire, each cut into quoter rings and the rings linked.
There is three cuts of each tire through the steel mash.
Only the number of links limits the length of the chain.

(.) #70

Tire cutting industrial heavy duty equipment.

(bill mapezzi) #71

yes I saw those also. I’m reading the used car tire and pioneer spirit thread backwards. the thin strips are definitely easier to work with, if you want to make long ropes or nets. It seams if they exceed 4:1 they work even easier for ring weave except with more open area.I don’t want to mess up the topic I’ll post there. ringweave has my vote as the most practical seastead I’ve come across. I don’t see sorting as a large problem. Even thinner they would need to be all pretty much the same length anyways. I went out back and sniff tested my pile of tires…nothing. Maybe they have already finished all their “outgassing”.

(.) #72

All that is yes.

Sorting is probably not a problem.

I have not experienced any “outgassing” of the tires.

(.) #73

The next step is probably going to be: getting more tires.
I have to get a better supply of waste tires. May be I will talk to one of these tire places,
if I could pick up 9 tires at a time for free.

After that, it is necessary to get on water to look for a place to build.


Please excuse my ignorance regarding the whole tire weaving thing, but how is that gonna turn into a seastead?

Just curious,…


Presto? Hmmm, cutting and weaving seems time consuming,…

(.) #79

OK, it is time consuming.

(Chad Elwartowski) #80

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(.) #84

An abandoned oilrig would be a good place to do ring weaving.


Imagine less, do more, start weaving :smile:

And smoke pot all day long. LOL, what’s the point of weaving when you already have an oil rig,… :blush:

(bill mapezzi) #86
Used tires are: 1) very strong (seaworthy)
                        2)  relatively large lightweight building units
                        3)  free or better than free
                        4) can be "made" to float
                        5) environmentally friendly
                        6) and quick to assemble sorted into the right sizes 
                        7) also not too hard to cut

(.) #89

The Frying Pan tower is for sale, and there was a question, of how much to bid on it.
If that would be in the Pacific, I would estimate how many tires I could store on it,
and I would estimate how much money I would get for recycling that many tires,
and I would bid that amount.

If I would win the bid, I would pay the money, and try to recover it by storing the tires there.
After that I would weave a skirt around the tower, I would store the tire cutting equipment there,
and keep going until the skirt goes from surface to sea bed.

After that I would weave another skirt around the skirt, and keep going like that and collect
the recycling fee.

(.) #90

Those points seem to be true to me.

(.) #97

I will go find tires tomorrow. I might buy a water vehicle next week.

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(.) #98

I found a tire again. Sorry for causing the confusion. One tire.

(.) #99

This is just a picture, I found on yahoo.

(.) #100

I saw some youtube videos where there were metal screws put in the tires.
I think the metal mash would hold the screws, and would facilitate bio-growth on the tires.
Ring weave technique is definitely not identical with throwing individual tires in the ocean.
A rigweave structure can float, and all the tire rings are secured to each other.
It might take very little effort to facilitate bio-growth on a ringweave structure.