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[Cob] Paper cob...Amanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 16 05:41:11 PST 2004
Someone on another list has been kind of dubious about working with slurried paper because the byproduct--water that drains from the mould is (especially if you are recycling the stuff a couple of times) can be rather ferociously polluted. ............... Joe Dupont wrote: You lost me. Becky Bee has been experimenting with paperpulp and Cob with some.. i'm told encouraging results. The advantage of paperpulp is that what ever slurry you make will filter out the water if you mold it. Worse case make the walls thicker to compensate for a less dense less strong mixture. You might want to throw in some Boric acid to deal with bugs too. I'm trying to get to PA and build around paperpulp cob building with a yurt roof using rebar as the ring.. using chicken wire up top and use papercrete and then tar. I can't imagine water getting through the paper crete cover with tar. On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 14:21:11 -0700 yewberry at wavecable.com writes: > I've been having some fun recently playing around with > paper cob (shredded paper instead of straw). I've tried > pre-soaking the paper and adding the "mush" in lieu of > water. I've also tried adding it the same way as straw. > The resulting test bricks seem very hard and strong (at > least as strong as the wheat straw cob I've made) and are > almost completely crack-free. Paper is also much easier > and infinitely more fun to work with than straw. > > If I were to use paper cob for building, however, I'd be > concerned about its tensile strength. Any thoughts? > Could paper cob be a viable alternative to straw cob? > > Brina > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist
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