Stage 3- Fireproofing and Prickly Pear

Stage 3- Fireproofing and Prickly Pear

  • Applied grated and soaked prickly pear juice to bamboo and wood to test for fireproofing
  • We found that the juice by itself did not really fireproof the wood or bamboo

applying the juice to bamboo

fireproofing tests

top row: wood control, bamboo control
middle row: wood grated juice, bamboo grated juice
bottom row: wood soaked juice, bamboo soaked juice

Conclusion: We learned that the juice on its own does not have fireproofing qualities once it dries, our next step will be to see if the juice helps with fireproofing and waterproofing when mixed with plaster.

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