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[Cob] bad R info given! cob in cold climesdirtcheapbuilder-Charmaine Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Fri May 5 12:26:55 PDT 2006
On May 5, 2006, at 11:38 AM, Tim V wrote: > We were told that > cob had an excellent R value, around 30 i think, but not as good as a > strawbale structure, OH MY! such incredible MISinformation abounds... clay-cob-earth has about 1/4 R per INCH.. so a 4" thick wall is only 1R!! 12 inch wall is R3 or so.. I'd FIND the one who told you all this and make sure it is not continued to misinform others Earth-cob is MASS- intended to soak up sun's warmth, not insulation only SB offers R30 or more > Charmaine Taylor Publishing www.dirtcheapbuilder.com PO BOX 375 CUTTEN CA 95534 Tel: 707-441-1632 MORE Building DVDs in stock
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