THIS CINVA RAM MANUAL BRICK PRESS CREATS ONE EARTH ADOBE BLOCK AT A TIME. THE PLANS FOR BUILDING THIS MACHINE CAN BE PURCHASED ON THIS PAGE.
Taylor Publishing's Cinva Ram Plan Set is a detailed set of plans for
making your own compressed earth block (CEB) press ...aka the Cinva Ram.
The photo above is a Cinva Ram manual press made from these plans by
Mike Gross, President of Terra-Block Inc., Orlando, Florida.
press was developed and engineered in third world countries for manual
use. Welding of parts is recommended as part of assembly, and mechanical
expertise is necessary to build these block presses. (Be sure to read
the Windward Sustainable Community Blog Building the Rammed Earth Brick Machinewhich is on the CD Guide included with the plans.)
Cinva Ram Plan Set contains 30+ printed pages, including 11 detailed
pages of plans on heavy cardstock.The plans are sold "as is," with
dimensions shown in millimeters, not inches. You will need a CAD or
other program if you want to convert millimeters to inches. No lengthy
assembly description is given. But there is enough observable data from
others who have built these manual rams to guide you.
Included in the package is the Adobe & Cinva Ram Resource Guide on CD
with approximately 3,500+ pages of earth construction related
information, plus FULL BOOKS on CEB block press use, brick making,
resources, links, and PDF articles on all aspects of natural and
alternative construction. Information describes soil
testing, mixing, additives, curing, plus adobe construction codes, and
building with soil blocks.
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