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[Cob] cob and earthquakesBuckaroo Bonzai tsuchimono at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 19 00:14:01 PST 2004
Kyle's right about Menke's book, but way off on psi of compressed earth bricks and of earthquakeness of earthen structures. > The most likely source of hard numbers is Earth > Construction Handbook: The > Building Material Earth in Modern Architecture by > Gernot Minke, which I see > is now up to $76. > A company with a block press, using > 4000psi forming pressure, is bragging about getting 100psi. Looks like Kyle is off a decimal point. Without adding any stablizers a normal strenth is 300 to 400 psi, good enough for the National Building Code. With stabilitizer you can get up to 1500 psi or more. __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail SpamGuard - Read only the mail you want. http://antispam.yahoo.com/tools
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