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[Cob] question re using1. Lime 2.Formwork 3.pine chips 4 support for wallsphil phawn1 at excite.com
Sun Jan 16 06:47:19 PST 2005
Bob & Lorraine asked: >>1.Can anyone tell me if lime can be used in a cob mix --We used lime in our cob mortar for cordwood. It helped it to set faster and become a good bit harder. The goal was to make it more resistant to water damage. We added about 5% dry to the mix. >>3.We have heard that in some parts of Germany cob is made with<br>wood chips --If I were going to add anything that small to my cob, I would only use it as an infill. >>4.Using cob, can the walls be monolithic --Properly built cob walls require no other structure to make them stable. Some locales, however, may require that you use a structure to support your roof. If a permit is required in your area this may be the case, otherwise, save wood. Phil Hawn, President The North Carolina Natural Building Coalition http://naturalbuilder.org cob, strawbale, cordwood and other sustainable earthbuilding techniques _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!
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