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Cob: prefab clay panels*Lootvik* lootvik at usermail.com
Mon Oct 22 15:45:59 PDT 2001
Hi Charmaine, ... five month pause! ... Can these "lehmbauplatte" be used as wall partitions? It sounds like he's using 8-10 layers of burlap. It doesn't sound very economical unless you're getting free fabric from somewhere. But it's still interesting if it will work for a thin wall. *Lootvik* 5/23/2001 you wrote: >Hi Harriet. There is a big article on clay and fiber embedded panels in >the 1993-1997 issue of Joiner's Quarterly. Written by Frank Andresen >German clay builder, it talks about testing laying sheets of jute >(burlap and other) fabric on a large flat table, then buttering with a >layer of clay-straw ( or sawdust) fiber, then next layer laid crosswise, >then more clay paste, about 8-10 layers I think..called "lehmbauplatte", >it is not commerically done as its too expensive, BUT the O Builder can >use their time to make them just fine. > >JQ is put out Fox Maple Scool of building in ME at 207-935-3720, the >back issue sells for $6.50 and it worht it. Frank wrote 3 articles over >a 5 year peiod, "OMuddy CLay/...:, "Loam not Foam", and one on light >stray clay infill. > >You can easily try this with some burlap or old potato sacks yourselft, >but the straw must be very fine, I use sawdust for most of my >experiments and it works fine. > >Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing >PO Box 6985, Eureka CA 95502 >707-441-1632 >http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com
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