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[Cob] radiant floor and colorAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 9 08:23:02 PDT 2005
Concrete colors from the local hardware store may be pretty benign. We're using "charcoal" to make black right now, for stripes in the floor. Otherwise, there's this place--very green, lots of right expensive products. Their colors can be used for almost anything. Look at the earth colors. http://www.bioshieldpaint.com/catalog/default.php Thanks for the brick-making link, Bill. There's been a thread on another group about making bricks. On the other question, sure. You'd need one of those add-on water heaters reservoirs for your stove, and a tank to hold hot water. And a pump if you can't put water pressure into your system. Might not be that bad. Might be a lot of ongoing work. Could you use a rocket stove/cob bench somehow to get underfloor heat--would the day-to-day work be less? I don't know. These people sell direct to the consumer, no idea AT ALL about their REPUTATION. The do like solar. http://www.radiantec.com/ .............................. Bill replies to Katherine (snipped, even of something I'm replying to--oh, well) And I see them put bags of color into the clay as the clay is mixed to make bricks. On their web site they call it adding additives... I also haul from 3 different pits, which they blend to make their bricks. http://www.ochsbrick.com/ is where you not only find their address, but see a really neat tour/view of how the bricks are made. > I heard that it is possible to heat your cob floor with hot water piping running from the wood burning stove - does anyone have any info on this? > Question #2: How does one get that beautiful red color cob if one does not have red clay? > thanks for any info... > smiles, > Katherine
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