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Cob: InsulationKeftydia at aol.com Keftydia at aol.com
Sun Jul 18 19:02:25 PDT 1999
Regarding cob homes in cooler northern climates, I'm no expert, but I suspect the only viable solution (unless a way to properly insulate cob can be determined) is a cob-strawbale hybrid, most likely with exterior walls of strawbale and interior walls of cob. This is certainly not a new idea and it has been stated on the list before, but I do think it's probably the best solution. I have a problem to the contrary. Here in hot, humid South Carolina (USA), I question whether cob is a good choice for building. We routinely reach temperatures in the upper 90's a good portion of the year. I know cob's property of balancing high-low temperatures, but I suspect overall the ambient temperature would become a bit too high for comfort. I wouldn't want to construct a cob home only to find I had created a large-scale solar oven. Ideally, I'd to hear from folks who live in cob homes in warmer climates and find out what their experiences have been. Ron
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