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[Cob] PaperCob!dirtcheapbuilder-Charmaine Taylor tms at northcoast.com
Thu Jul 6 11:22:26 PDT 2006
On Jul 6, 2006, at 10:12 AM, davidsheen at davidsheen.com wrote: > The fact that the paper won't > dry too quickly means that when the next layer is added on top of the > first, the two layers can physically bond and integrate, creating a > solid, > incredibly strong monolithic internal insulating wall. And of course, > they'll always be able to evaporate upwards, where they won't be > shuttered > in. anyone who has poured a wet papercrete mix ( with cement or not) sees that the wicking of water goes DOWN..keeping the base constantly wet for months, and often causing blowouts. so in your cob sandwich the paper mess is keeping the COB wet too, and wicking into it, weakening your wall. if you are smart PRE CAST papercrete type ( I prefer the all paper+ clay+lime) blocks, dried in the sun, and install them dry between the cob. lessening the chancce of soaking the cob, and or creating mold in the wet paper. > 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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