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Sustainable Re-use of Tyres in Port, Coastal and River Engineering
Guidance for planning, implementaion and maintenance

HR Wallingford


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Sustainable Re-use of Tyres in Port, Coastal and River Engineering
Guidance for planning, implementaion and maintenance
HR Wallingford

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The with of the ring has to be at one fourth of the length
or narrower. In case of different size of tires the with of the widest ring has to be one fourth
or less than the length of the shortest ring. Rings might have to be strip cut.


The limitations:
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the global waste disposal mafia

no interest whatsoever in allowing any innovative
waste management disposal system which endangers
the financial investment in existing waste management
and associated logistics


I believe that’s a logistics problem.


You are probably right.

Any idea how to solve this logistics problem?


You’ll find logistics problems, and worse, in any construction site.
Having the construction site on the water can save you a lot of trouble.



permits for start:

To do aquacultures within US EEZ: (US = United States), (EEZ= Exclusive Economic Zone)
(EEZ extends to 200 miles(nautical) from shore)
NOAA, (USA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

To build a structure to do aquaculture on it within US EEZ:

Army Corp of Engineers Los Angeles District (USA)

permit application form: (download works best with windows explorer browser)

To avoid FDA (Food and Drug Administration) (USA) I would say I want to grow kelp for
animal feed.


The dept at the location is 400 fathoms = 732 meters.

Planning to use quoter cut strips for mooring lines. 1 tire gives 4 strips.
1 strip is about 1 meter, 1 tire makes 4 meters.
TC-100 by Butty Manufacturing can cut an estimated 1000 tires per day.

732 meters would take 183 tires. The numbers seem to work out.


You will need a big winch to pull so many tires up. It will be heavy too. 1-2 tons.

Or maybe you just never pull it up.


In air it might weight 1-2 tons. But immersed in water it might not.
Specially if the mooring line is designed with floaters along to be able to make
a floating line or a sinking line. It could be designed to make it neutral buoyancy line,
and the force to pull it up might be much less. Inflatable buoyancy balloons might be
a better choice than a winch.

Just a thought. I might be wrong. To never pull it up is a good idea anyways.

But to able to move things into the high seas is a priority, so you are on the correct path.
In this case the high seas would mean out of EEZ, so more than 200 nautMiles from shore.


I am planning to buy a boat again. This time it is on a trailer.


What kind of boat?

I finally found a tire source. Right now they have a lot of large truck tires. They will let me take them for free. Do you think these are useful??



The difficulties with the large truck tires is that there is steel mash in the sidewall too.
To make rings (belts) the steel mash has to be cut. Regular car tires have no steel mash
in the sidewall. It is much easier to cut the regular car tires.


The body of the message seems unclear. (my message)


Well, I am glad, that the things I posted here, are still here.
I might have one more practical idea:

I tried to close the full scale woven sheet into a tube. It was difficult, and I did not succeed.
Closing to a tube might require more than one person, and more space.
It is difficult to roll the sheet into a tube and to hold the tube rolled up for closing.


Using sidewall and strip cut quoter rings would use all the tire.