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The Work of Art and The Art of Work
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[Cob] Silo Stove SquatAmanda Peck ap615 at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 10 19:59:09 PDT 2006
Mike Oehler of "$50 and up" fame also loves daylighting, so there's a lot of it in his house, and in the way he talks about design. He had an engineer take a good hard look at what he was doing as well. PSP--which is I think posts, shoring, polyethylene are the keys to his system. Glenn Kangiser's house is nice, definitely a work in progress. But I would think that a fired-in-place ceramic house would be difficult to do underground. It could be made of bricks. Fired first and then mortared into a dome shape might work perfectly nicely. Khalili's domes that were fired were made of something like adobe blocks, just fired in place. Drainage and hydraulic pressure would be an issue especially anywhere there was frost, and uneven frost heaving, with a fairly brittle ceramic structure. As it is with mortared brick, block or poured concrete. Although a dome shape might help. but a root cellar would be nice, under or near one's cob or other earthen home. ................ shannon wrote: If you want to go under ground cheap and ecologically, you might want to take a look at: "The $50 & Up Underground House Book" http://www.undergroundhousing.com/book.html it has been around for a long time and is still one of my favorites.
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