Basic strength test for a 25mm x 48mm length of "metalclad" (metal clad is my invention of a door side off cut of grp skin upv core glued & screwed inside drywall lining steel'
This sample had grp on 3 sides & drywall channel on 3 sides . Apollo adhesives glue was used with slant drilled drywall screws (42mm.) As it was the dimple sided c-stud, I think this did not glue well. Flat sided stell would glue better imo
I weigh 16 stone (101kg) . Yes, the beam survived!
We will be doing more elaborate strength / destruction tests in the new yr with thicker & longer samples.
More thoughts on reusing plastic bottles, waxed cuboid cartons, metal cans & cardboard, for insulation & shrapnel protection
Following on from Previous experiments by Paul Ridley reusing plastic bottles, waxed cuboid cartons & cardboard over several years, main...
'Shelter and Hardware Bank Network' (SAHBN) Launch - Press Release : 17/8/19 by Paul Ridley of Cabinz CIC'Shelter and Hardware Bank Network' (SAHBN) Launch Press Release : 17/8/19 by Paul Ridley of Cabinz CIC Cabinz CIC announc...
Experiment using steel Rebar to attach your shelter to a heavy foundation made from a concrete fence post