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Cob: cob / plaster ?Shannon C. Dealy dealy at deatech.com
Thu Jul 20 15:17:18 PDT 2000
On Mon, 17 Jul 2000, olivier Tallendier wrote: [snip] > i plan to go back in homecountry for jan. 2001 ( i am french) > but my plane is going delhi-london, so, i will probably visit the cob > cottage. I am not sure what you mean here by "the cob cottage", there are of course lots of cob houses in England that you could visit, but if you mean the Cob Cottage Company, they are located in Oregon state in the USA. [snip] > My question is : > What kind of plaster do you put on the wall ? stucco i suppose > wich products you use to make the surface harder, yo have nice finition ? [snip] There are a variety of plasters you could use including stucco (though some of the ready made new high-tech mixes may have breathability problems). Most of the people I know who build cob houses plaster them with either: 1 - An earthen plaster - basically a variation on the standard cob mix, using cleaner, finer materials (run the sand and clay through a sieve, and use manure or finely chopped straw for the fiber). 2 - A Lime-sand plaster which is just what it sounds like, a mixture of lime and sand. 3 - Some variation on one of the above mixtures using colored sands, clays, manures, or other materials. I think the coblist archives have some postings with more detailed descriptions of making plastering mixtures, how to apply, etc.. The archives can be searched using links available at: http://www.deatech.com/natural/coblist/ 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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