Kelly Hart posted a close-up photo of a mesh bag the other day. I noticed it was different than the bags we are using, and so I’m posting this photo for comparison. Our bags are 16”x32” with vertical threads and horizontal strips.

A close-up view of the mesh bags we are using for earthbag building. This type works great.

A close-up view of the mesh bags we are using for earthbag building. This type works great.


Both types will probably work, but we want to document the different types to head off any problems. As you can see from yesterday’s post, there are quite a few different brands, types and sizes that are made for different uses. Many of them are probably suitable for earthbag building, but some may not work. Let’s work together to create a list of proven products that we can add to our EarthbagBuilding.com Resources page. If you would like to contribute a little time, it would be great if we could order 1-2 bags each from about 10 different suppliers. Make a test bag using suitable soil, photograph the bag up close and the final tamped bag, and we’ll compile the results. To avoid replication of effort, please leave a comment below like “I’ll make a test bag using product A from Company X.” It would be helpful to keep track of prices as well.
Raschel bag from Hemei Plastic Products Company Limited.

Raschel bag from Hemei Plastic Products Company Limited.


Here’s another slightly different weave that looks like it would also work. Click to enlarge.

Photo credit: Hemei Plastic Products Company Limited


Comments

Close-up Photo of Mesh Bag — 2 Comments

  1. We have this earthbag, too. We have produced this bag for 12 years in China, can produce 100million pieces every year. And I have send messages on this website. No reply. It’s really a pitty that you konw this earthbag recently.

    • We delete a lot of overt advertising. Want to promote your products? Build a prototype or otherwise create a news worthy project.

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