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Cob: Another Earthquake questionCharmaine R Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Thu Oct 19 14:23:25 PDT 2000
Leichelhem ( or similar) is not cob..its straw coated with clay...big difference in weight and use. If the house is P&B and this material is packed in between studs and forms then it is not loadbearing, and it is highly insulative. You can also use sawdust and woodchips, not straw, to achieve a very silmilar wall. Lehmbauplatte is a mix of straw/clay with reed matting serving as the sandwich outsides. these panels are made then placed into position once dried. I thinks its a great idea in climated like mine where its rainy and humid 6-9 months a year. Panles can be made ( or bricks, buyilding forms) inside, and left to dry over months instead of racing the clock during good weather. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing PO Box 6985, Eureka CA 95502 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com
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