Here are the renderings for the second course of tires. This is what I have learned so far…
1 – I need to set each course of tires back by 1.25” from the previous course to get the proper lean into the berm.
2- There is some play on the corner tires so I do not need to be as precise as I thought with tire sizes.
3 – The vent tube positions may shift slightly from what is shown on the drawings to better match the tire layouts.
4 – The concrete filler beside the vent tubes and at the ends provide more play to compensate for varying tire sizes (tire tread wear etc.). So again, I do not need to be as precise and will be less picky when collecting tires.
I do consider all of the concepts you have presented for your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for starters. May just you please lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.
Thank you for visiting the blog and commenting. Since we are just beginning the building process we are learning as we go so I don’t have a lot of details myself at this point but, I expect to add more details in the future. In the meantime there are a couple of great resources you can look into. One of the best sites I have seen for information on the actual build process is http://www.offthegridbuild.com.
Of course to learn more about Earthships themselves you should go to the source http://earthship.com. Pretty much anything you need to know about Earthships can be found on that site. I also recommend the Earthship books that are available on that site. Even though they are becoming a bit dated many of the concepts remain the same and are covered in detail.