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[Cob] interior wallsaaron allen cobmailbox at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 31 17:29:40 PST 2004
with post and beam construction it would be very easy to build cob walls as infill which would be one solid wall from exterior through to interior. especialy on the south side of your house as this will allow you to take advantage of solar energy to heat your living space through the mass in that wall. there are many different plasters which would transform the rough cob wall into a smooth and decorative surface, not to mention the sculptural posibilities that a cob wall would give you to carve personalised niches and built in shelving. the one problem I could forsee is in joining a cement foundation to a cob wall. although I am aware of flashing that can seperate the cement from cob contact, cement absorbs water with no problem while cob will fail catastrophicaly at critical levels of water saturation. also consider the cost financialy, and enviromentaly, of pouring a stemwall the width you would need to build cob above it. why not use a stone foundation, as it would not wick the water upward. aaron cobmailbox at yahoo.com __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The all-new My Yahoo! - Get yours free! http://my.yahoo.com
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