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Cob: RE: patio walls?John Schinnerer John-Schinnerer at data-dimensions.com
Thu May 11 08:18:54 PDT 2000
Aloha, -----Original Message----- From: Sarah Kopp [mailto:kopp at kinneret.kinneret.co.il] >Has anyone successfully built outdoor cob walls - garden walls or the like? Yeah - even if uncovered, they will wear down very slowly unless rain is heavy and constant, based on historical evidence (and isn't your climate rather arid?). I would suggest capping them with roof tiles, or even wall or floor tiles (overlapped like shingles), with a bit of overhang (maybe you can get seconds, leftovers, etc. cheaply). A trick I have seen photos of for exposed walls is to put rows of small pointed stones in the wall with the points sticking out and slightly down - some of the water running down the wall then runs out the stones and drips off the points rather than washing down the whole wall. >The slab is >elevated on pilings and not engineered to support the weight of stone walls, Cob is heavy...definitely heavier than unfilled cinder block of the same thickness...so this might be a problem...? John Schinnerer
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