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[Cob] tiles, showers, wetnessdirtcheapbuilder-Charmaine Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Wed Nov 16 14:03:06 PST 2005
I remember the stunningly gorgeous all-mosaic-tile open air shower at Emerald Earth in N. Calif did have a cement mortar. there was cob underneath, behind etc...but I was told the mortar was cement. There was a leak problem connecting the wall to the dry sauna behind it.. we entered the sauna and saw wet spots on the earth wall facing the back of the shower- on the other side. you could email Daryl Berlin Emerald Earth PO Box 764, Boonville, CA 95415 707/972-3096 daryl at emeraldearth.org AND FIND OUT ANY CHANGES THEY WOULD MAKE, OR ADVICE I would definitely use an EPDM liner or other traditional barrier, and maybe a lime plaster for extra security between the wall contacts. the tiled shower is a mosaic of all kinds of tiles, has a slope for drainage, taps at chest level for hot and cold, and glass bocks embedded too, but is in a greenhouse... ( I am still really impressed with how beautiful it is) nothing like entering a long greenhouse with plants growing in the trays, and stepping into a semi circle cob shower. the moisture is great for the plants, and there is no other ventilation other than a tall ceiling. > > Charmaine Taylor Publishing PO Box 375 Cutten CA 95534 USA 707-441-1632 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com On Nov 16, 2005, at 12:34 PM, Tys Sniffen wrote: > What do folks suggest for connecting tiles (for a shower/bathroom) to > the > rest of the cob structure? Stick houses have water barriers, plywood, > 'backing', then that tile mud, then the tiles. Thoughts? > -------------------------------------------- > Tys Sniffen > 415.606.7746 > Efficiency Consultant: <http://www.ideamountain.com/> > www.ideamountain.com > > Charmaine Taylor Publishing www.paperartists.com PO Box 375 Cutten CA 95534 USA 707-441-1632 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com www.papercrete.com
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