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[cob] cracks in floordorethy at juno.com dorethy at juno.com
Wed Sep 15 10:37:28 PDT 2004
Reply to Kathy: Yes, I tested all the layers of earthen floor before putting them in; but the tests were only about 2' X 3', so it wasn't really large enough to crack. Also (in reply to Amanda Peck, who placed hay over the mix to prevent fast drying)--actually, to the contrary, I had several fans going 24 hours a day to dry it more quickly, as I am under lots of trees and it's always very humid here. I called Athena Steen (author of books & articles on natural floors, etc.) and she recommended opening the cracks and filling with silica sand. Just mention that in case anyone else needs another solution to this problem. I have done it and I hope it works. Rain today, so may have to wait longer; but if anyone needs to know, remind me in a few weeks to see if it worked. :) (Incidentally, I'm oxydizing my raw linseed oil in the sun, as the Steens suggested in their article in Natural Home magazine, May/June, 2003, and plan to thin it with turpentine--would love to use the citrus thinner but it is too expensive.) Dorethy ************************************** ________________________________________________________________ Get your name as your email address. Includes spam protection, 1GB storage, no ads and more Only $1.99/ month - visit http://www.mysite.com/name today!
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