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The Work of Art and The Art of Work
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Thatch typesJohe Saunders josaunders at sprintmail.com
Tue May 6 15:01:28 PDT 1997
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------50CD35A37B7E Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit There are three types of thatching currently used; long straw, combed straw, and combed reed. The first two methods both use cut wheat straw, but differ in the handling, laying and attaching. The third uses water reeds, which have a waxy coat and shed the water a bit better. Sedge (a type of grass), flax (a LINEN),and long shavings of wood have been used. The main requirements for a good thatch material are; 1.fairly long; 2.5 to 3.5 ft 2.unbroken; this means no bailed materials . 3.fairly smooth; twiggy branches can't be laid. Scottish thatchers do use bracken and heather, but use a special technique. 4.availalble in large quantities; a 10 foot "square" of roof requires 1/4 ton of straw, or 200 wadds of reed (a wadd is about 3 hands circumference). --------------50CD35A37B7E Content-Disposition: inline; filename="thatch.gif" MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: thatch.gif Type: image/gif Size: 49955 bytes Desc: not available URL: <http://www.deatech.com/pipermail/coblist/attachments/19970506/977b75fe/attachment.gif> --------------50CD35A37B7E--
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