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[Cob] straw V paperErnie Wisner ewisn at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 30 09:51:07 PDT 2004
having made paper i found that you can make paper just as easily with straw as you can wood. That aside; with all the cardboard that finds its way to landfills it would be an easy alternative to straw. the things that come to mind for me are: 1> water uptake 2> survivability (how long paper will last in the wall) 3> how much paper absorbs the water in the mix 4> how fast the paper dries out in the wall 5> width and length of the paper strands to use in the wall? I will be interested in hearing how your test wall works out. Ernie The biggest disadvantage to using paper that I can see is that paper is a recyclable product. As soon as you put it in cob, you can never again turn it into more paper. Straw is (generally speaking) a waste product, which might otherwise be burnt or tossed into a landfill. Winning a competition: 200 dollars. Finishing the race on your own terms: priceless --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Address AutoComplete - You start. We finish.
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