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Cob: Thin wallsW uwu at angelfire.com
Tue May 9 13:37:17 PDT 2000
Hello all, I worked last year with Cob Cottage building a beautifully designed cob home n Mayne Island, BC (Where Cobworks.com is now located). We built interior walls for a shower (later to be tiled) and pantry that were about 3 - 4 inches thick (from stone foundation on up). The opening to the shower stall was a free-standing arch (using the "corbelling" method), and for the pantry door opening, a 2x4 frame was used. I was impressed by the strength of these walls, although they were certainly NOT load-bearing. The walls were about 3-4 feet long, 8 ft high, and attatched on either end to load-bearing cob walls of about 12 inches thick. --- PeaceLoveLightLifeBeautyTruth W. On Mon, 8 May 2000 11:09:00 John Schinnerer wrote: >Aloha, > >-----Original Message----- >From: goshawk at gnat.net [mailto:goshawk at gnat.net] > >>...Then (I guess the mud was >>really getting to my brain), I wondered just how thin I could make the >walls. I'm thinking maybe 3 >>or 4 inches thick. > >You...crazy?!? Not a chance... ;-) > >Cob Cottage folks have apparently done 3" - 6" thick walls successfully - as >far as I know they were interior walls, though. You might check with >them...you could make 'em that thin, I just don't know how they'd do as >structural walls if that thin. > >John Schinnerer > Angelfire for your free web-based e-mail. http://www.angelfire.com
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