DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > General Discussion > General Chit-Chat > See through Concrete!




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-08-2010, 04:45 PM  
TxBuilder
HRT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
TxBuilder's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,677
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default See through Concrete!

Check it out!

Transparent Concrete Walls | Telovation.com


TxBuilder is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 05:28 PM  
mudmixer
Contractor
 
mudmixer's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 626
Liked 58 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 49

Default

Looks cute.

Leave it to the high tech Europeans to develop something new. A little competition for the glass block, but little market potential in U.S. style home construction.

It has to be too pricey for the U.S.

Dick



Last edited by mudmixer; 02-09-2010 at 09:57 PM.
mudmixer is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 09:06 PM  
Nestor_Kelebay
Emperor Penguin
 
Nestor_Kelebay's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 1,844
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

That's how progress is made, tho. I can't think of much use for concrete blocks with fiberoptic fibers embedded in them either. But, that same principle might have application somewhere else. It's the same with everything.

The BASF company makes Basotect foam. That foam was originally used in aeroplane seat cushions because it wasn't flammable. It wasn't until someone tried to use the stuff to clean a mark off a wall that they discovered the Magic Eraser.

Product literature - Basotect (MF)

Maybe those concrete blocks with the hard glass fibers embedded in them are the ideal thing for cutting through rock (as when making a tunnel through a mountain).

Last edited by Nestor_Kelebay; 02-08-2010 at 09:10 PM.
Nestor_Kelebay is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2010, 09:10 PM  
FlowerBear
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
Default

Looks kinda weird. Have to see it in person.
FlowerBear is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2010, 11:28 AM  
TxBuilder
HRT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
TxBuilder's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,677
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

If we can run fiber optic through concrete the possibilities are endless.
TxBuilder is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 10:25 AM  
DeckPro
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 13
Default

I dont think you would see much really, I mean she is hugging the wall just to see an outline shaddow. step back 6' then what. LOL I have never hugged a brick wall before.
DeckPro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 01:15 PM  
TxBuilder
HRT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
TxBuilder's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,677
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I have hugged a brick wall and it's not nearly as cool as that.


TxBuilder is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
drwall over concrete V92C Walls and Ceilings 1 08-30-2009 09:48 PM
? epoxy agg or decorative concrete over existing concrete - seeking advice mmrradd Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 3 05-31-2009 07:31 PM
Dry to Concrete Ron Murphy General Home Improvement Discussion 1 02-02-2008 07:37 AM
Concrete TxBuilder General Home Improvement Discussion 3 09-30-2006 10:56 PM
Concrete Cracks fncuis Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 4 03-18-2006 08:41 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS