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Cob sledgehammers and heat retentionGENTH, APRIL alg5866 at sru.edu
Fri Dec 5 20:00:00 PST 1997
Help, Help Does anyone know how much damage can be done to a cob wall of 16-18inches with a car going 25mph -the same damage done to a brick walled house? I ask because someone said cob has low resistance to impact. I wondered how little resistance compared to the modern home's wall (outside wall). As well, do you know if a cob home would be energy efficient in heating costs in a region where winters are cold with a mean temp. of 22 degrees F in January- where it's not very sunny? What kind of floor and ceiling insulation would you use to increase heat retention? What kind of roof system would trap heat best? I'm trying to prove, in a paper, that a cob home would save the owner money in heating costs in temperate cold, cloudy winter regions. If there are limitations like low r-values, then what are the low-cost remedies I can offer? sorry for asking so much. Desperately, April
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