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Cob: Showers in Cob housesShannon C. Dealy dealy at deatech.com
Wed May 17 01:10:52 PDT 2000
It seems to me that the simpler and safer approach is to keep the water away from the walls in the first place by using a free-standing shower over a tub or rimmed basin built into the floor, with a fabric shower curtain that completely surrounds it. This keeps the water away from the cob or straw bale walls, and avoids the potential problem of moisture trapped behind any tiles, or sealants. It also has the advantage of being much easier to keep clean, where most people use harsh or even toxic chemicals to get the tiles and grout in their showers clean, a fabric shower curtain can simply be washed with the rest of the laundry. A free standing shower with fabric curtain will also dry faster (reducing potential mold/mildew problems, or run-time/energy for a bathroom fan), because it allows for air circulation around and through the shower area, where one built against the wall generally creates a dead air pocket. Shannon C. Dealy | DeaTech Research Inc. dealy at deatech.com | - Custom Software Development - | Embedded Systems, Real-time, Device Drivers Phone: (800) 467-5820 | Networking, Scientific & Engineering Applications or: (541) 451-5177 | www.deatech.com
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