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Cob: Earth Floor!Darel Henman henman at it.to-be.co.jp
Sun Nov 4 18:42:01 PST 2001
Thanks for the additional input. I'd like to see your samples sometime. A wetter mix like you mention would be easier of course to just dump it on the floor and mush it flat with a trowel. It should shrink more the the less wetter ramming mixt and should be less strong. Ramming would use less water and would give a harder floor. It would be harder to do, however. It depends on how hard a floor one needs. The rammed version would also be more water resistent. This is good for outside applications for example. A lime content of 8% would give a good, supposedly rock hard floor. The content would depend on the quality of soil and the sand/clay content. One should always experiement with the soils and materials they have available. 2% as you mention might be fine for a non-intensively used floor area, like a closet, but it might not be for say the house entry way which always gets used. In this case the usage of the floor and the hardnees required should be considered. Darel
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