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[Cob] cob as mortar for cordwood wallIan Marcuse dtebb at alternatives.com
Thu Feb 19 17:21:45 PST 2004
I have seen cob mortar shrink away from the cordwood. Make sure you have a good amount of sand in your mix to lessen shrinkage. Be sure to do some testing before you start.I'm not sure what people's thoughts are on adding a small amount of cement. It would be good to test with cement also. Ian Marcuse >I plan on using cob as a mortar for a cordwood wall >I'm going to build on an earthbag foundation. Does >anyone have experience with this? Should I use >a normal cob mix but use short straw? Any tips >would be appreciated. Heres the website for >my project: http://www.owlswamp.com/projects/eb_shed/shed.html >I also plan on applying a lime plaster over the earthbag >foundation. Does anyone have a recipe for a thin mix >so the earthbag foundation will show through? But will >keep out UV rays? >pack > > > >--------------------------------- >Do you Yahoo!? >Yahoo! Mail SpamGuard - Read only the mail you want. >_______________________________________________ >Coblist mailing list >Coblist at deatech.com >http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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