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[Cob] insulation threadJon Kerr jonskerr at visi.com
Tue Jan 17 20:29:35 PST 2006
Very interesting discussion of insulation everybody! I haven't heard anyone mention earth berms. As I understand it, there are a couple approaches: dig the whole structure further down and put your foundation at the bottom (essentially you'd have a house in a hole with walkway down to and around the outside), or building up berms on the outside. My pie-in-the-sky dream is use this latter method to make sort of de facto hobbit-hole. Dig the foundation down pretty deep and take the soil and pile it on the outside angling all the way up to the roof. /-----\ I don't know, however, if you can just shovel the dirt up against the cob or if you have to leave an airspace and plaster inside of it or what. Maybe even a layer of clay-straw between the berms and the cob. Something to chew on anyway. Jon
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