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[Cob] roof first, roof second...posts?Marlin Nissen marlin_nissen at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 8 09:31:48 PST 2007
I've always thought with a full blown building project that I like the design of having the poles holding up a roof be in corporated into the house too.....as maybe roof supports AND the poles for a wrap around porch. In a northern climate where weather beats the surface it'd save a lot of replastering PLUS the poles wouldnt' be in your way or expanding at different rates then the cob. BTW I've posted before ideas for INSULATED cob - a must in northern climates...still think it's viable and more stable then straw. Marlin Patrick Newberry <PNewberry at habitat.org> wrote: I went with the roof first because I knew I would be building a a very slow pace. (took several years). Of course living in a climate such as middle Georgia gives us, not having walls was not too big a deal. I used local timber as well to support the roof but did not remove them but rather they are build into the house. We just build the cob wall up to the roof. One good thing is that since in most places they are located such they have proved useful for hanging stuff, nailing into etc. Pat. > > My wife and I are deep in planning stages for our *huge* cob house project. > Well, not that huge, but maybe bigger than some. Anyway, we're trying to > decide about the roof. Whether to build it first, and then build the walls > up around it, or build the cob walls up and use them as the load bearing > part to hold the roof up. > _______________________________________________ Coblist mailing list Coblist at deatech.com http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist ========================= "And so long as they were at war, their power was preserved, but when they had attained empire they fell, for of the arts of peace they knew nothing, and had never engaged in any employment higher than war." Aristotle on Politics __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
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