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[Cob] Stone in cobBuckaroo Bonzai tsuchimono at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 17 23:05:31 PDT 2004
Brent, yes it has been done. I visited a few building and outside wall fences, that were over a hundred years old a few months back, that used the method you describe. In some cases it was reported that lime was added to the clay soil to strengthen it against rain. I also saw some with embedded shells into a lovely pattern and one with broken tile bits placed into a pattern. from: Darel --- Brent Flaco Wilson <realm_fitness at hotmail.com> wrote: > Has anyone ever built a home using stones with cob > as mortar? Given you > have a rubble trench footing. Also interested in > "plastering a cob home on > the south facing sidewith stone, perhaps like veneer > stones, flag stones, or > mayb embedding smooth flat stones gatherd from the > coast. The stones will > be great for insulation-radiation purposes. I guess > one could do a whole > room on the interior that way with stones, coral, > shells, and starfish for > the bathroom beach effect. I have seen cob benches > in portland with mosaic > work so this idea of stones seems reasonable? > > > >From: "Amanda Peck" <ap615 at hotmail.com> > >To: coblist.to.theq at xoxy.net, coblist at deatech.com > >Subject: RE: [Cob] Re: Cob in British Columbia > >Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 13:31:04 -0500 > > > > > >As far as I can tell, the big thing with cob (among > many other styles of > >building, including conventional) is moisture > control. You don't want > >hydraulic pressure on it--or its foundation, let > alone streams of water > >washing down the hill onto it. Cob tempers indoor > humidity pretty well, > >but does it do well in the rain forest (tropical or > temperate)? Ask > >somebody, keep your eyes open. (how humid is the > area with cob houses in > >New Zealand? how do those old old old cob houses > in Britain do) You could > >report back. > > > >If you can keep moisture out/off of it, and are > able to put a really solid > >base down, I'd think that most anything would take > an earthen floor. Not > >for your second story condo, especially if it was > the one in Nashville TN > >that was rumored to sway before the brick facing > was put up. > > > >Actually, maybe not for second stories period. I'm > not planning it. > > > >............ > >Patrick and Chris wrote: > > > >---------- > >Thanks to all (especially Ian for the enjoyable > phone conversation!) for > >the links, information, and inspiration. > > > >We're packing to head up into BC shortly, so will > be in pondering mode for > >a bit. A couple of things I'll be pondering (and > would welcome comment > >upon). > >- Earthen floors for thermal mass in a more > conventional structure > >- Covering strawbales with cob (does the cob share > the load-bearing?) > >- Has anyone ever considered interior walls of cob > in a conventional > >structure (if cob is not feasible wherever we end > up)? > > > >I imagine we'll be in brainstorming mode for some > time. Thanks for your > >help and thoughts - this list is fascinating! > > > >Cheers! > > - Patrick & Chris > >_______________________________________________ > >Coblist mailing list > >Coblist at deatech.com > >http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > > >_________________________________________________________________ > >Dont just search. Find. Check out the new MSN > Search! > >http://search.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200636ave/direct/01/ > > > > > >_______________________________________________ > >Coblist mailing list > >Coblist at deatech.com > >http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > _________________________________________________________________ > On the road to retirement? Check out MSN Life Events > for advice on how to > get there! > http://lifeevents.msn.com/category.aspx?cid=Retirement > > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - Send 10MB messages! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail
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